Arriving to Big Sur at around 1 a.m. everything was Pitch Black as We camped not 5 feet from the edge of a cliff just off the infamous Highway 1 on the California coast. My wife and I fell asleep to the Milky Way above and the sound of Seals barking and crashing waves below. When we woke I was frozen by the view. I grabbed my camera while the JetBoil was heating up coffee and started to snap away. within moments content on what i had captured but upset because i had not brought my telephoto because just 200 yards off shore was a large pod of Gray Whales. From Calf, Cow, to Bull. They were all cresting and venting. I hope you all get to enjoy this view at least once.