I went there for the views, an 8 mile hike, and the wildflowers. The fog foiled the far-gazing, but the Spring flora was in fine form. And, I got an extra-special treat - I wandered across a lovely little coyote that let me watch her (him?) hunt volephers in the flower-flecked fields. Little did she know that I was packing a super-zoom... :)
Fog and flowers started the day:
Then I came across the Lady Canis latrans on a volepher hunt. She didn't seem to mind me watching for a while...
Cutie Coyote out on a volepher hunt
Listen, listen, listen... pounce!
Success! (unless you're a volepher)
Done showing off, she tip-toed through the popcornflowers and around the hill
Or so I thought. As I lay in the grass on the next hillside over, taking macros of color-crazed wildflowers, a familiar face popped over the hill. Seeing it was me, she decided to show off some more of her clever crafts...
Back to show off more techniques
How to listen for rustles...
My shutter was a bit too loud! This is totally a "Hello - I'm working here!" look!
Showing me how to triangulate...
Another perfect pounce (but no reward for this one)
And finally, unfortunately, she left me for the next episode...
But I enjoyed some more flora and fauna to end my walk.
- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve