A duo of young Atlantic Spotted dolphins spirals around me while returning to the surface. These dolphins are some of the most interactive dolphins I have ever encountered. Just spectacular..! Image taken while freediving, ambient light only - by
Joost van Uffelen
Partly within the Los Angeles city limits, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California is home to a small population of mountain lions. National Park Service researchers have monitored more than 50 mountain lions in the park since 2002. Roaming freely, these big cats face unique challenges living so closely to urban areas. Photo by National Park Service.
“Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much … the wheel, New York, wars and so on … while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man … for precisely the same reason.” by Laura Storm
The combination of cloud position and sun position meant that California got an incredible sunset view on Tuesday night. Here’s a view over the Channel Islands - make sure you get to the last few seconds when the whole sky changes color.