Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Captain Pumpkin

Employees at the Elkhorn Slough Safari work hard to make your slough adventure wonderful and informative. Taking a break from tours, they held a pumpkin carving competition. All jack-o-lanterns had to look like our Captain Yohn. Winner for the Most Like the Captain and the Funniest Captain were awarded.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Film on the Slough

Since I started working for the Elkhorn Slough Safari I’ve gained priceless knowledge about filming and photographing marine mammals in their natural state. For example, taking video in a moving environment using stabilizers, and that lighting in late afternoon gives spectacular footage. I hope the great information that I am learning on the Elkhorn Slough Safari will help me further my future career in creating nature documentaries as a filmmaker. ---Naturalist Cody

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Elegant Terns

You can see the season turn with the rotation of the Terns. This photograph is of Elegant Terns that frequent Elkhorn Slough in late Summer and early Fall. Winter brings the Forster's tern, and Spring brings the Caspian Tern. Other occasional terns spotted on safari are the Least, Black, and Common terns plus the Black Skimmer. -- Capt. Yohn

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Girlfriends on the Slough

Our friend Pat has been on the pontoon boat way over 10 times! She tells us that it is amazing that she sees new things each time she goes. What she likes most is sharing the experience with her friends. This photo is from her last trip out with us, she brought some of her high school graduating class from Minnesota. -- Captain Yohn