Everybody keeps asking me where the heck we went for the week. The answer is Patrick's Point State Park which is located about 45 minutes North of Eureka, CA. We have gone up there numerous times and it is a fun place to hang out for a week. It is also a fun place to take photos. The skies are almost never blue, due to the constant fog, but this gave me an opportunity to photograph the smaller details.
For some reason this bee was very content with me hanging out and shooting pictures of it. I was using a 90mm Macro lens so the barrel of the lens was just about stuck into his face. He was totally cool with that. :)
You can't go to Patrick's Point without driving the half hour to Fern Canyon (where they filmed part of Jurassic Park). The hike is really beautiful and fun for the kids too.
On the drive back from Fern Canyon we stopped by one of the lagoons to check it out. We didn't see much of interest until we were driving out and my wife spotted this seal hanging out in the lagoon and not too far from the edge of the water. I pulled out the 400mm lens and captured this picture of our friend.