Pillar Point Coots

Photos by Paul George

PUNCH reader and Los Altos resident Paul George had just finished lunch at Barbara’s Fish Trap in Half Moon Bay and was strolling along Johnson Pier when he was struck by the complex line formed by the convergence of a small stream of fresh water flowing into the lapping waves of the harbor. With his Canon EOS 5Dsr in hand, Paul focused and took this Perfect Shot: “The coots had been scattered about as I started shooting,” he says. “When they all suddenly converged to get a drink of fresh water, I knew I had a winner.”

Image courtesy of Paul George / flickr.com/people/paulgeorge