Saturday, April 18, 2015

Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific

One of the things in Southern California that is totally worth the entrance price is the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. We were there last February and got to spend some time with the penguins. Of course, I took many, many penguin photos!


One of the more moodily lit penguin shots.

Moodily Lit Penguin


Feeding time!

Penguin Feeding Time


I'm pretty sure this is Paddles, because she's young and all her contrasting tones haven't come in yet.

Penguin Profile

Truly majestic creatures.

Majestic Penguin


Curious little thing.

Curious Penguin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Canadian Scenery

Okay, yes, this is not the first time I'm showcasing pictures that aren't from Southern California. I really DON'T get around much, I just take a lot of photos when I do. This last year I was blessed with an inexpensive 2 weeks in British Columbia, primarily the Cranbrook area.


There are more of these than normal, but I WAS there for two full weeks. Here are some hoodoos nearby.

Hoodoos in British Columbia


Here is the gazebo in Ft. Steele, with Mt. Fisher in the background.

The Gazebo at Ft. Steele


The general Ft. Steele area.

Vista near Ft. Steele, BC


A reflection caught on one of the trains at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

Reflection on the Times


One of the nicer restored train interiors.

Train Interior at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel


A table setting in one of the trains.

Table Setting at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel


Some of the beautiful scenery you'll see in southern British Columbia.

Scenery of British Columbia


Lake Louise in Alberta, one of the most photogenic places I've ever seen (and I can easily drive to Malibu!)

Lake Louise, Alberta

Canadian Fauna

I can never resist taking photos of animals. Here is a small sampling of the photos I took while on vacation in British Columbia, Canada.


I lost track of the number of deer photos I took...

Canadian Deer, Being Sasseh


We couldn't get very close, but we did see a bald eagle!

Bald Eagle


In the middle of town, a stag was eating berries in the Cranbrook court house parking lot

Canadian Stag, Eating


Salmon spawning near the Montana border.

Salmon Spawning


My favorite deer photo, taken out the window of the room we were staying in.

Canadian Deer