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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby seals and some flying birds - A few hours at La Jolla

We had a little break in the storm this afternoon so I drove down to La Jolla to see if I could get some shots of the baby seals at the Children's Pool. It was raining when I first arrived, but I waited in the car for about 1/2 an hour and then it cleared up for about 45 minutes before getting dark again. There were lots of seals hauled out on the beach, and several of the young ones - even a couple of little ones playing in the surf with mom. 

This one seemed to be having a great time rolling around in the sand.

Mom and baby playing in the surf.

There were lots of gulls and pelicans out too.

This one was getting a bit too close I think.

Here's one coming in for a landing on the sand. That's the sea wall in the background.

The pelicans seem to like flying in formation. This reminded me of seeing the Navy aircraft flying in front of the downtown skyline 2 weeks ago.

Click here to see more from my afternoon in La Jolla at the Children's Pool.


  1. It looks like you and your new camera are getting along quite well Frank. Nice work!

  2. You got some good shots Frank. Way to take advantage when the weather cleared.

  3. Nice stuff Frank. That D7000/300 f/4 combo is really working well and is producing very sharp images. The old gear is heavy but you can't argue with results like that.


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