The diversity of the Monterey bay is astounding - whales, sea lions, seals, otters, rugged cliffs, ancient forests. It is a photographers paradise. These 8 images were taken over 4 days and demonstrate the incredible diversity of the area. I feel lucky to live an hour away from such an incredible natural resource and I feel an obligation to try and protect it. The seasons are changing, the butterflies have stopped coming in large numbers. Conservation really is all of our problem.