Over the past couple of months I've been down to Monterey twice to go whale watching. Normally landscape photography is my thing, but wildlife in its natural surroundings is a close second. Personally I find wildlife photography much more challenging because you're working with a moving target, but these experiences were great.
Over two trips I saw humpback whales, blue whales, common dolphins, risso's dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, pelicans, cormorants and red tuna crabs. Amazing!