Some very nice images and thanks for sharing. And I really like that image of the group of waterfalls coming together!
They are enjoyable to look at while I am stuck inside watching a mixture of freezing rain and sleet falling...
I should point out that the butterfiles were at the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly grove
The night shot was at the Bruce Munro art installation in Paso Robles
The elephant seals are at the elephant seal rookery just north of San Simeon (Hearst Castle)
The two otter shot was just south of Garrapata State Park
The close up otter was just north of Moss Landing
The triangular rock was where the two otters were, in fact the two little black dots in the water are the otters. 8^)
The double waterfall was Salmon Creek Falls
The waterfall on the beach was at McWay Falls
All are P exposures except for the night shot which was set at -2 exposure compensation.
All where JPEGS.
I only did some "auto enhancement" in Photos - basically stretching the histogram out a bit, since it was compressed by haze. The two otters are a pretty tight crop, even my 600 mm did not get me very close.