Over the last couple of weekends I made two trips to Point Reyes. On the first I came across a beautiful great horned owl. After taking some photos I was really pleased with I promptly lost my memory card and the images are seemingly gone forever. Typically that would really bother me, but four incredible encounters with the wildlife later I was feeling truly grateful for my experiences.
In each occasion I was able to spend a lengthy period with each animal, watching from a reasonable distance and observing their behavior. Elephant seals tussling on the beach, a hawk scaring turkey vultures away from her kill, and a northern harrier surveying his land calmly from a rocky perch were special moments. My favorite, however, had to be the tiny burrowing owl standing over his underground nest. The photographs were worth every second lying in the wet grass.