Posts tagged “shoreline

A Cabo dawn on the rocks

Dawn on the rocks - © Christopher Martin-1085

When we were in Los Cabos last December, we were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises almost every day.  This morning’s dawn was a favourite and I was out early to catch the sun rising out of the Sea of Cortez at these fingers of rock that I had scouted a few days earlier.

El Tule Sunrise

El Tule Sunrise - © Christopher Martin-0473

During our stay in Los Cabos last month, each day started with beautiful mornings as the sun rose out of the Sea of Cortez.  This stretch of coastline between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas has great rock outcrops wrapped with honey coloured sand.  This cove was a few minutes walk from our patio and was a fun place to play and hunt for seashells with the kids during the day.  Before dawn, I had it all to my self and it was magic.

La Jolla Sunset

La Jolla Sunset - 2013 © Christopher Martin

We are on the coast of Southern California for a short vacation.  Legoland is the destination today for the family and my building-obsessed son.  Last night, I was out exploring the beach cities north of San Diego and we photographed the sunset on the coastline in La Jolla.  The light was beautiful and the rocky coastline provided a wonderful landscape to work with.  There are surfers, pelicans and seals all waiting to be photographed, I’m excited to find a few more opportunities.

Hawaiian Wildlife: A Sanderling Shorebird

While walking along a few different beaches during our time in Kaua’i I met up with Sanderling shorebirds.  Their white plumage provides a significant contrast to the sand and rocky shorelines they frequent.  I learned their name in Hawaiian is huna kai which means sea foam.  The manner in which they run back and forth with the foamy edge of the waves rolling up on land makes the name seem appropriate.

This bird was on the eastern edge of Ke’e Beach feeding in the small tidal pools dotting a flat mound of rock on the beach.  I photographed for a few minutes while it danced around the water and picked at the unseen creatures in the pools.

When it seemed to become more curious in me and less interested in the rising water.  The foam caught the feet a couple of times so I decided it was time to go.  Here is one of the last where the bird flew up from the water racing over to an open spot to fish again.