Moored in a small cove, leaning over the rail of the boat, the small sea life can occupy me for a long time. Yes, I know: easily entertained.
These are pipefish. They are in the same family as seahorses. They are about eight inches long, but way to skinny to make a meal.
Then a jellyfish came near the surface to get its picture taken.
This could go on for hours…but it was time for a skiff ride. O-oh, an immature bald eagle. They are brown and speckled for the first three or four years, then get their mature plumage with the white head and tail.
See those talons? No wonder they can swoop down and hook fish out of the water.
Over there are some seals hauled out on a rock, and two cormorants drying their wings. Is that seal waving? Hi there!
This heron is headed to the water's edge to fish in the evening light.
G'night all,Alaska Beachcomber