Monterey Bay is incredible. Whales, otters, sea lions - total candy for Photographers and a great natural resource. I went out with the folks from Sanctuary Cruises today. It's a small, well run boat with folks who know a lot about whales. I stopped counting after 10 humpbacks. One whale even nudged the side of the boat - all in good fun but the boat rocked pretty hard.
As usual, the bay was full of otters, harbor seals, and seal lions. I love the way sea lions just flop all over each other - kinda like permanent nap time. And I could spend hours watching otters play in the waves.