Jellyfish #1, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 2013
Sutro Sam, San Francisco’s resident river otter, sits on a plank in the marshy verges of his pool at Sutro Baths, airing his fur.
‘Sutro Sam’ is a river otter that has found his way to San Francisco (from where is unknown, but Marin has been suggested, meaning he would have swum the Golden Gate) and taken up residence in the brackish waters of the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Recently featured on the news, he has been the subject of great curiosity, attracting modest crowds; regardless, he has been out and building a nest in an old concrete drain, from which he pops out his head from time to time.
A single cosmos flower in front to the fields of bachelor’s buttons and calendulas.
Another view of the field of flowers outside Silverton.
Fields of flowers civer the rolling hillside of a flower farm outside of the the town of Silverton, on the way to Stayton-Sublimity, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
A view of two of the defining landmarks of the valley from Tunnel View, on the way into the valey from Badger Pass. El Capitan is the rockface on the left.
Icicles form along a road-cut, on the road into Yosemite Valley from Badger Pass.
A tree-coveed ridge in the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, December 2010.