Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “waiting”.  I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

This past Saturday, for whatever crazy reason I woke up really early. When I looked outside, I realized it was a good thing. I waited for just the right time to capture this beautiful winter sunrise.

A Word A Week Challenge: Waiting for a winter sunrise in San Diego

A Word A Week Challenge: Waiting for a winter sunrise in San Diego

This great blue heron was waiting for fish to swim by in a local pond.

Great blue heron waiting for fish

Great blue heron waiting for fish

When I photograph ocean waves, I like to wait until the very moment when the wave is about to break.

Waiting for an ocean wave to break

Waiting for an ocean wave to break

I’m not sure what this West African crane was waiting for, but it made it easy for me to take its picture.

West African crane

West African crane

This cute duck was patiently waiting for my kids to throw duck food in the water.


And this seagull was a freeloader waiting for a free meal at the same time.


About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

9 responses »

  1. The West African Crane is my favorite – I love the way the sun catches its “crown”. Do these occur in the wild in California?

    • mpejovic says:

      Haha, no, we don’t have West African cranes in San Diego, although we have thousands of bird species, more than anywhere else in the country because of our variety of landscapes and the fact that many migratory birds come here for the winter. This guy was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They clip their wings so they can’t fly far. I love the hairdo, and you’re right, the sun light made its crown stand out.

  2. Y. Prior says:

    I love the crane too = but the sunrise is a very cool shot – and when I read how that photo came about – it because even more special – it was a good thing!

    • mpejovic says:

      I don’t know why I manage to wake up early on the days I could sleep a little longer but I had to make the best of it when I saw that sunrise. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  3. char says:

    Love that crane! What a nice guy to stand so still for you. Your pictures are always amazing. I love my California calendar. That first picture on this post is my January picture here in my room.

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