Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Shadow Shot Sunday

Another Shadow Shot Sunday? Hmm. I'm not much for routine, but here I seem to be again. Two for two so far.


Recently, a group of grad school friends were in Monterey for a 10-year mini-reunion. I played tourist in my own town for the first time in a long time. We went whale watching one day and on the way to the dock, got to hang out around one of the smelliest animals on the planet: the sea lions. I'm a sucker, though, and individually, from a distance, they are pretty sweet. This one seemed to be gazing into his reflection, uh, shadow.



Behold the stinky sea lion:

And then we saw a bit of this:
I missed the shot of the giant mouths open and pink dining on krill and other gourmet humpback snacks.

After a crazy, packed weekend, we all felt a bit like this:

Enjoy more international Shadow Shots at host Tracy's site Hey Harriet.

19 comments:

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I love that narcissistic sea lion, what a cool shadow shot.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love that first seal checking out his shadow! What a fun shot, Kitty! Bobbie would have loved it, too! Good to see you back again! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Annie said...

The whale's fluke is a terrific shot. Lucky you to live around Monterey. Hope you get out more with the sealife watching and catch that pink mouth next time around.

Paula Scott said...

Oh, MY! That would be an 'off the charts' day for me to have fun photographing the silly (and smelly) sea lions. But, to witness the humpbacks....out of the park, for sure (as they say).
Great 'catches'!

frayedattheedge said...

Amazing photos of the whale - but the sea lion admiring himself is my favourite!!

BLOGitse said...

Whales are beautiful and those sea lions cute. They look relaxed :)
SSS greetings from Casablanca!

Ralph said...

The seals and sea lions are furry swimmers, they like us like to get into the sun for relaxation from time to time. Th whale is magnificent, the tail impressive...

anka said...

Hahahaha, cute, especially the one resembling you at the end of the day!

EG Wow said...

What fun to spend part of your reunion watching and photographing the sea lions.

Sweet Repose said...

Love the shots, though I was totally taken away by your family shots...what a hoot...you guys are great, life is about the fun and the family and I can see you have no problems with the fun!

Rita said...

Oh, am I also a sucker for the first and last individuals, smelly or not! Can't imagine seeing the great whales up close. Great shots!

chubskulit said...

Oh my these are beautiful shots, thanks for sharing. I would love to see those sea lions..

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Paula Scott said...

No, I'm not a rocket scientist! It's a joke-I think though, if I had math skills taught to me in a more comprehensive manner when I was younger, I definitely would've been a scientist! Probably a physicist...

Hey Harriet said...

Nice shots! I don't think I've ever been close enough to a sea lion to smell one. They're cute though!

Cassie said...

Fantastic Shadow Shots. Love sea lions & Monterey.
Several years back we were in Monterey and planned on spending the night, but it was the 50th anniversary of Porsche and they were having some kind of todo there. Anyway, ended up driving another 150miles south to find a resting place!! A horrid motel for $125...good memories.hehe.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What an amazing opportunity, and your shadow shots
are fantastic.

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Daryl said...

Fun ... Bobbie always had fun shadows to share, glad you are continuing the tradition!

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice shadows Kitty. sadly I've been lacking in the shadow dept. lately & haven't been able to contribute.
I used to enjoy visiting your Mom's SSS posts.
& I ditto what Daryl wrote.
: )

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