Author Archives: Tom Clifton

Condor feeding

Over the last few years, I have had good luck spotting and shooting California Condors along the Big Sur coast. Given that there are less than 200 California Condors in the wild and less than 20 along the Big Sur … Continue reading

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Rock and wave

I am not sure why I like this shot so much, but I do. I took it during the second set of king tides that we had at the Reserve this winter. These are times when the interactions between the … Continue reading

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Top shots of 2012

Yes, it is that time of the year again. If you follow me on Flickr, you probably know most of these shots, because they been sitting in my Best of 2010 set for a good chunk of the year. But … Continue reading

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Once in a lifetime

I’ve taken a number of shots that you might call “once in a lifetime” shots, where you just don’t expect to ever capture an image like that again. And then there are true “once in a lifetime” shots where you … Continue reading

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Two birds, two waves, and a cat

That’s my submission to the Carmel Art Institute’s “The Magic of Point Lobos” competition and exhibition. All five were accepted and will be on display from September 28 to October 18. Let’s start with the birds. They are similar shots, … Continue reading

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A happy photo credit

One of my photos is going to grace the walls of the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. The shot is one of limpet scars on the rocks at Point Lobos. Limpet Scars, Point Lobos State Reserve, 2010 … Continue reading

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A less than happy photo credit

This morning my phone buzzed. A former neighbor and San Jose historian passed away. Did I have a picture that could be used in his obituary? To answer that required a dive into the archive. And it required diving into … Continue reading

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It’s baseball season!

Ricky Guerrero making contact. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training tomorrow, there is a baseball buzz in the air. Of course, the colleges started their seasons last week. While I missed Monterey Peninsula College’s home opener last week … Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day

As usual, to celebrate Darwin’s birthday, I have updated my celebrating diversity photo set on Flickr. Here are this years additions. Enjoy: Northern Elephant Seals Poison Hemlock White-tailed Kite Southern Sea Otter and Western Gull Sanderlings and Dunlin Lined Shore … Continue reading

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My top shots in 2011

This time of year lots of folks have their top 10 of the year lists. Well I have one too, but it goes to eleven. So here they are in no particular order, my best shots from 2011: California Thrasher … Continue reading

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