It was a cool, crisp day full of golden sunshine that dappled the alpine heights as our family set out on our recent nature walk and wild animal adventure!
It didn't take long for us to spot a Fisher, perched on his log, seemingly unperturbed by our presence.
Hard to believe we could get so close to this family of Elk. I don't know who was more startled by their sudden appearance from the bush, they or us. Nice set of antlers!
Natalie thought this Bobcat was a real cutie, but I reminded her not to get too close to this big and wild kitty cat.
It was a long walk to the coast but it was worth it as we got to visit this family of California seals basking on their rocky perch and enjoying the spray of the sea.
Elsa was a bit tired to push all the way north to the Arctic Circle, but Diego insisted and we were all rewarded by this amazing view of a family of Walruses perched on their icy flow.
I've always loved the old dioramas at the Natural History Museum.
Even without animation or visual effects or video or all of the paraphernalia and gadgets that museums need these days to spice up their exhibits for the viewing habits of a younger, digital generation, the kids seemed to appreciate the care and artistry that went into creating these natural handmade tableaus.