Summertime in San Diego

Here is a little bit of what I’ve been doing recently, discovering new cool things around the city.

It’s with great pleasure that I share these lovely photos visiting various beautiful places in San Diego. Since I’m still relatively new here so everything still enchants me so much. California is an amazing, exciting place you just need to know where to go. Below are a few images to continue our celebration of this summer at Sea World as well as the Maritime Museum of San Diego Harbor, which is a few blocks from the adorable Little Italy. More photos will be featured in the next post.

The gentle, mysterious white beluga whale is one of the park’s most sociable animals. Born dark grey, their signature white color is actually a clever camouflage belugas develop by maturity, allowing them to swim peacefully in the waters of their icy arctic homes.

Nicknamed “sea canaries” by mariners, belugas are often heard before seen thanks to their unmistakable birdlike songs. Instead of dorsal fins, they have a low dorsal ridge that lets them easily swim beneath thick ice sheets and find breathing holes; a pretty cool adaptation essential to life in one of the coldest regions of the globe.

I hope each of you is enjoying the rest of the Summer as I do wherever you are ... 

San Diego Harbor by Rhônya Holman
Polar Bear - Sea World by Rhônya Holman
I took the photo of this big guy who was sleeping the whole time

The Polar Bears are the largest land carnivore, polar bears also happen to be the top predator in the Arctic. Their impressive size (up to 12 ft tall for males) running speed (20 mph), and swimming ability combine to make them one of the fiercest predators around.

Polar bears aren’t truly white; their fur is actually translucent. This allows sunlight to soak through their fur and into their black skin helping them stay warm in chilly temperatures.

Highly dependent on seasonal sea ice for hunting and traveling, global climate change is severely impacting these extraordinary animals. Because of their unstable habitat and food supply, polar bears are considered threatened by the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

San Diego Harbor by Rhônya Holman

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship the Star of India.

Surf Boards Sea World - by Rhônya Holman

– All photos by me


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  1. lucent imagery says:

    Oh Rhonya, the whales & polar bear! Just so adorable! I have to scroll back up to look again. Beautiful pictures. My friend, THANK YOU for your heartfelt, supportive comment. I so appreciate your continued visits and the time you took to share those words. Much love to you. xx

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