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obviously, i was intuitively inspired by the perpetually fascinating miss rosie hardy. thanks to her for letting it out.


since this is an 'out-take' i suppose it will make sense that i tell you a side-story. these were taken at this place called sea ranch, which is on the great highway in northern california. it is an incredible place. i clambered up and down over these big ass black rocks on the edge of the pacific ocean; i mean, it was a pretty surreal experience in itself. i later went down to the shore again when i realized i didn't have any pictures of birds, which i saw i needed once i sat down and looked at these, so i went to this sort of flat rocky area to find some gulls. it was low tide and there were starfish stuck head first (what do i know?) into cracks in the rocks. there were bright green sea anemones growing next to this pinkish stuff and there were empty green fingers and barnacles, which were hard to avoid stepping on. then i heard a sort of sneeze to my left and i turned around and there were leopard seals! some were bobbing there heads up and down in the water and a few were on the rocks. there were also birds. lots of birds. just sitting on the rocks, keeping an eye out for some snacks.

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Taken on September 13, 2008