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Winging our way out of 2016

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As we go winging our way out of 2016, here’s a symbol of that from November 3rd at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery in San Simeon, California. I take the bird to be a western gull, Larus occidentalis.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 31, 2016 at 4:45 AM

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  1. HAPPY 2017 to you and your family!


    December 31, 2016 at 4:51 AM

  2. Que le chemin de l’année 2017 soit parsemé d’éclats de joie, de pétales de plaisir, qu’il soit éclairé par la lueur de l’amour et l’étincelle de l’amitié. Bonne et heureuse année !


    December 31, 2016 at 4:54 AM

  3. Hello
    All the best for 2017 😀

    Yoshimiparis Photographie

    December 31, 2016 at 5:07 AM

  4. Feliz año 2017!
    Happy new year.

    Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós

    December 31, 2016 at 6:59 AM

  5. This is marvelous. I can feel my heart expand when I gaze at this photo. Happy New Year to you and Eve!


    December 31, 2016 at 9:04 AM

  6. All the best to you and yours Steve. I look forward to many more wonderful flower portraits from you in 2017 and maybe a trip or two!


    December 31, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    • Likewise to you and your family, Jude. I’m still on a roll posting pictures from the October-November trip to the Southwest. We definitely plan to travel some more in 2017, beginning as soon as February. Hope you’ll be on the move again too.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 31, 2016 at 12:47 PM

  7. Good journey to you Steve, as we pass from one year to the next. Your images are always so beautiful, they add immeasurably to the quality of life in this world. Thanks and have a happy new year!


    December 31, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    • I like the way you put it, Lynn: good journey. Thanks for your kind words about my pictures. A happy musical and gardening journey to you up there.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 31, 2016 at 3:24 PM

  8. Lovely – Happy New Year, Steve!

    Sheila Creighton

    December 31, 2016 at 4:24 PM

  9. Happy New Year Steve!!


    December 31, 2016 at 7:33 PM

  10. Beautiful image to say goodbye 2016 .. happy New a Year to you and yours Steve 😃


    January 1, 2017 at 1:52 AM

  11. If you’re going to be winging away again as soon as February, this is the perfect image to carry you into the New Year. Wishing you and Eve all the best in 2017, and wishing you a surfeit of pleasing photographic opportunities.


    January 1, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    • Thanks, Linda. I’ll aim to stay fit for that surfeit. In return, I wish you happy travels in the coming year as well. You have a knack for getting to know people near and far, and for bringing their stories (and your own) to life in your posts.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 1, 2017 at 6:06 PM

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