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Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Colors in a Vineyard - Bernardo Winery

The grapes have been harvested and the leaves are turning color.



Click here to see a few more from the vineyard at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), California on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
     

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala - San Diego, California

The Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala was founded in July of 1769.  It was the first of the Franciscan missions in the Californias.  Here are a few images from a recent visit.








All images were shot with a Fuji X-Pro2 and the Fuji XF23 F2 WR lens, using either the Velvia or Acros-R film simulation.

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Sunset Cliffs - San Diego, CA

A few images from a late afternoon walk along Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California recently.









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Dia de los Muertos - Old Town San Diego - Day of the Dead

Here are a few images from around Old Town San Diego.









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Sunday, October 28, 2018

San Diego Zoo - Sep 22, 2018 - Tigers and a Leopard

Here are a few pictures of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo on September 22, 2018.  Cinta and Berani looked to be having a great time, swimming in the pond, chasing each other around, play fighting, and generally just relaxing.


















Click here to see a more images of Cinta and Berani, Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo on September 22, 2018, along with a few images of the Amur Leopards as well.
     

Friday, September 21, 2018

San Diego Zoo - Saturday September 15, 2018

Normally I start my morning at the San Diego Zoo with a visit to the Malayan Tigers.  See the previous post for how that worked out on this day.

I did get a chance to see a few other things though. The Siamese Crocodiles are cool.



I stopped in to the Parker Aviary and saw one of my favorite birds, the Inca Tern.



Got some nice views of the Toucan as well.


      

Sometimes . . . Nothing Happens

Last Saturday I spent close to two hours at the Malayan Tiger habitat at the San Diego Zoo . . . and Cinta spent the entire time napping at the very top of the hill.  I could not leave without taking at least one picture, so just for fun, here it is.

     
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Feeding Time at the Flamingoes

It's interesting how mother Flamingoes feed their young.  They stay like that for quite a while.

     

Cinta - Malayan Tiger at the San Diego Zoo

Here are a few new images of Cinta, one of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.









Click here to see more images of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
     

Hippos (Mother and Son) at the San Diego Zoo

I had a chance to get some pictures of Funani and her just over a year old son Tony at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday.  

Here's Tony.  I overheard a tour guide mentioning that he weighs in at about 900 pounds right now.  When you see him next to his mother, you can tell just how small that is . .  . for a hippo.




Here he is with his mother Funani.


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Komodo dragon - San Diego Zoo

I was wandering around the San Diego Zoo last weekend with a few friends, and we happened to spot the Komodo Dragon sitting in the sun, with the wall behind him in deep shadow.  The sunlight was being diffused by the dirty skylight over his (her? - I have no idea) head, which made for some particularly nice lighting.  They really are beautiful to look at.


     

Amur Leopard - San Diego Zoo

Here are a couple of recent images of Satka, the female Amur Leopard at the San Diego Zoo.  She's been pretty busy lately, keeping after her two new cubs that were born in early April.


This almost doesn't look like the same cat, but it most certainly is.  These were only taken about 15 minutes apart.  The one below was earlier.

     

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.