A large male orca is hunting in the coastal water with the snow-capped Mt. Baker in the background.
Under the scorching sun, a fisherman carefully harvested his catch while dripping sweats.
Against a strong wind, a kite surfer was dragging his kite while walking on the beach.
Different species of bacteria thrive in the water zones with different temperatures that are visually indicated by different colors of corresponding species.
Being constantly eroded by rainfall and river, the deep canyon has been formed such like it was cut by a sharp cleaver.
In the bow section of a ship, a woman enjoyed her privacy while overlooking the vast and endless water.
A starfish enjoyed its being under the cast of shimmering light and shadow in the shallow water.
A serious father is coaching his son for surfing techniques. Both of them quite enjoy it, albeit awkwardly.
A fully-equipped yacht is heading out to the open water. It is unclear how to get the small boat on the yacht onto the water if needed.
A lighthouse sending red signals is on duty 24/7, which is very necessary on such a rocky coastline.
A forest killed by hot springs vacated the environment for other creatures, just such as the bacteria living in the hot water.
The vastness, the rocky beach, and the greenish blue color of the mineral-enriched water make you think you are looking at a sea, not a lake.
Right after receiving tutoring from his experienced grandfather, the boy caught his first fish in life.
A maple tree dyed with vivid red color without any peer in the surroundings is extremely eye-catching in the golden hour.
A seemingly dead hot water creek is actually full of life, the bacteria that is vividly emerald-pigmented.
In dusk, a sailboat with its sails folded was floating on the wavy water.
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.
In a typical scene in the Maine coast, the rugged sharp rocks are trying to pierce the ocean while being eroded by the tidy water relentlessly. Who is gonna win?
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.
A lighthouse, a symbolic totem in Portland, stands at the end of a pier made of boulders.
Humpback whales began diving when detected the approaching of whale watching boats.
Three Great Cormorants rested on abandoned structure after breakfast.
Unique rocks on a typical sandy beach in California disturb the scene but create a dramatic role in the frame.
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.
The gradual color development from blueish green to green to yellowish green from foreground to background creates a feeling like you see an oil painting.
A canoer was drifting in a small river.
A very crowded spot. It took forever to have a clear shot, but it’s worth it.
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.