A large male orca is hunting in the coastal water with the snow-capped Mt. Baker in the background.
With its skull-like cephalothorax, a female Golden Silk Orbweaver and its male partner (in the back) are waiting for preys on their web.
An iguana, the creature mutated and became a gigantic monster in 1998 Godzilla movie, was basking on a beach.
Under the scorching sun, a fisherman carefully harvested his catch while dripping sweats.
A fluffy rabbit was staring at its visitor with its huge but cute eyes.
A mother coyote bid farewell to the people that helped her.
A starfish enjoyed its being under the cast of shimmering light and shadow in the shallow water.
A beached Gooseberry Jellyfish is changed into a crystal-clear ball that focuses the sunlight into a halo. To some extent, this is the climax of its life.
Under a scorching sun heat, a little lizard found its cool comfort zone, and enjoyed it.
A Flamingo rested its head on its back. It’s time to hit the sack.
A Ghost crab was carefully checking its surroundings, while still partially hiding its body in its home, a burrow.
Monarch butterfly is distinguished from other species due to its jaw-dropping migration route that spans thousands of miles between Canada and Mexico (its overwintering site). The migration distance is so long that a full cycle is finished not by one but four generations.
A curious horse approaches its visitors, and raised its ears to capture the conversation.
A black bear that was feeding on acorns was suddenly distracted by the visitors nearby. Fortunately, its appetite and craving were not distracted.
Right after receiving tutoring from his experienced grandfather, the boy caught his first fish in life.
After a soothing dust bath, a bison wears naturally made eyeliners around its moisturized eyes, which delivers a less ferocious but more charming look.
A little squirrel chose a colorful stone as the stage to display his best-seller performance, eating a pine cone. It was a great show, however, too short, because he ate so fast.
A pronghorn doe frequently checked on her stalker to prevent being approached.
A young seal activated its “stealth mode” while searching for food. However, when noticed someone was looking, an awkward and embarrassed look appeared on its face.
A man in wader was fishing along the Marina Beach that was glowing under the very first morning glory. However, he was not alone. A flock of Heermann’s Gulls was having their morning feasting frenzy nearby.
Humpback whales began diving when detected the approaching of whale watching boats.
A little land owner tried to intimidate the intruder with its ferocious appearance.
Three Great Cormorants rested on abandoned structure after breakfast.
A romantic heart made by two blue mussel shells.
A hungry sea gull juvenile was relentlessly pecking a clam but failed to crack it. Hope it had learned something.
A seal in the shallow water of Monterey Bay was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun bath in its comfort zone.
A man was so happy with his catch. “Can you believe it?”, he yelled.
A little creature cannot voice due to its nasal problem. But it’s very pretty, don’t you think?
This photo was taken not too long after I started learning how to shoot back to 2012. I still like it today even after years of rapid evolution of techniques and taste (you know most times you hate your photos so much even though you loved it to death when you first shot it).