Point Reyes, Marin County, California
June 7, 2009
Point Reyes Lighthouse
Mt. St. Helena from Point Reyes
Elephant Seal Colony
Isle of St. James (left) and North Farallon (right)
Young Mule Deer
Common Murre Colony
Visible from the platform at the top of the steps that go down to the lighthouse.
These two popped out of the vegetation along the road to the lighthouse with the larger one holding the smaller one's hindneck in its mouth. At first I thought they were an adult and a juvenile, but I think they were more likely an adult male and an adult female. They looked around for several seconds and then the larger one pulled the smaller one into the bush lupines.
Point Reyes Beach
Point Reyes Blue
Plebejus icarioides parapheres
This is a subspecies of Boisduval's Blue (Plebejus icarioides).