Stalking Zebras

Stalking Zebras

The stillness of the early morning greeted me as I hopped onto the beach from the rocky cliffs. I had taken a rare opportunity to visit my hometown near San Francisco and to revisit a species that had eluded me for a very long time. Although I have fished the beaches and cliffs of Northern … Continue reading

Trophies in the Chum Line

Trophies in the Chum Line

The wind whipped across my face, as the seas furiously crashed around us. Wintertime in the Florida Keys seemed to only bring fury and flash, as each time I ventured here, the wind and seas seemed to conspire to smash my watercraft into the ocean bottom. Although the 45 mph gusts that had whistled their … Continue reading

Species #680: Christmas Angels

Species #680: Christmas Angels

Dec 25th, 2015 The roar of the ocean could be heard from inside my car as I slipped into the empty parking lot at the base of the pier. The sun had not yet quite slipped over the horizon, and the pink glow of the Floridian sunrise was just beginning to spread across the pier. … Continue reading

Species #510: “Rudolph”

Species #510: “Rudolph”

I had traveled for nearly 27 hours to reach my destination in Malaysia almost half a week ago only to find unseasonable monsoons had ravaged 6 of the 11 states of Malaysia and rendered huge swaths of areas impassable. Stuck indoors, I was loving the opportunity to spend time with people, but my heart was … Continue reading

Species #508: “Seabass”

Species #508: “Seabass”

I had been warned by dozens of people. The first thing most people said was that I was crazy, followed closely by the statement that I was going to get myself killed. And it would be a lie to say that I didn’t have any concerns about driving into Mexico and down the Baja peninsula … Continue reading

Species #484: In search of an Alpine Volcano

Species #484: In search of an Alpine Volcano

I slowly crawled on my elbows and knees as I inched forward into a foot tall break between some low lying branches and the leaf strewn forest floor. Before me, the golden hued substrate of a small mountain stream vibrantly reflected sparkles of sunlight that danced and scattered into the shadows. Propped on my elbows, … Continue reading