Seals with a Kiss

I discovered a very human herd mentality as my camera, my guide Jennifer and I observed seals from the bluffs along Carpinteria’s Coastal Vista Trail. These young parents left hustle and bustle of the deep Pacific to start their new families in the suburban sanctuary of this protected Seal Rookery. A new born pup opens…

Hidden Valley Horses

Hidden Valley Horses

While many parts of the country can rightfully claim to be horse country, the area known as Hidden Valley in the Santa Monica Mountains of southeast Ventura County is probably the most filmed horse country in the world. Hidden Valley acts as the convenient stand-in for hundreds of commercials, television shows and feature films. Here…

Raccoon

The Night Prowler

Over the years, our neighborhood would be visited by a gaze of raccoons. They were more often heard, rather than seen and would scurry off in the shadows cast by streetlights when we would go out to investigate. Then there was this lone raccoon that for several nights came up to our sliding glass door…