Desert Tortoise – Game Over

Desert Tortoise

Game Over I reached back to 1983 for today’s presentation of two fighting Desert Tortoises in California’s Mojave Desert. The clash was a brutal struggle until the tortoise on the right successfully hooked its gular horn under its opponent and flipped him. That brief suspended moment, just before the final shove, was caught by the camera. It signalled that it was game over. The capture, by the way, was made on Kodachrome 64 film with a Nikon F2 and a manually focusing zoom 80-200 f4.5 lens. WAY different world back then! ~ Anecdote and Desert Tortoise capture, Game Over © Jerry L. Ferrara

Sea Otter – Breakfast

Sea Otter

Breakfast In the serene waters off the California coast, a juvenile Sea Otter takes breakfast … a sea urchin. ~ Anecdote and Sea Otter capture, Breakfast © Jerry L. Ferrara

Great Egret – Tiptoe Through The Seaweed

Great Egret

Tiptoe Through The Seaweed After skillfully snaring a small fish in Monterey Bay, California, a Great Egret shows off another bit of dexterity. Its jaunt involved a tiptoe through the seaweed. ~ Anecdote and Great Egret capture, Tiptoe Through The Seaweed © Jerry L. Ferrara