Sea lions resting on a dock - note how they drape limply over the edge of the dock.
Sea lions resting on a dock - a male shows his dominance and no one else loses sleep over it.
a cormorant panting - It was a hot day!
This cormorant had an intensely colored blue eye.
These two brown pelicans were taking a stately walk along the shore.
Brown pelicans seem to pose in interesting ways.
Another odd pelican shape.
A pelican with its bill pointed upward and wide open.
Pelicans produce the strangest shapes!
I think of pterodactyls when I see a pelican flying like this one.
This gives a sense of the large wingspan of these brown pelicans.
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a brown pelican taking off as our boat got too close to it.
The otter is biting into the tough siphon of this large clam.
The clam shell is nearly as large as the otter's head. part of the clam's siphon floats in front of the shell.
A nice view of the otter's nose, whiskers and even its ear.
The otter cleaning its plate. Its feet seem to be curled with pleasure.
This otter was just resting.
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This great egret is in breeding plumage but its mind seems to be on food rather than sex.