32 responses to “Nereocystis luetkeana”

  1. Wendy Cutler

    Wow. Photos worth waiting for.

  2. Ann H Young

    Fasinating kelp photo! many thanks!!
    Do you have more photos of early desert wildflowers in the Tucson and Death Valley area? We would like to take a trip to the Death Valley area the first of March. Is there an area that you recommend at that time of the year? Is Mothers day week-end too late for wildflowers in the Sonoran Desert Museum area? We usually go the first of April?
    Many thanks and so glad you are back!!
    Ann Young, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    PS Have you seen the 2015 book STEPPES by the Denver Botanic Gardens Staff ? It is outstanding.

  3. Frances Bennett-Sutton

    Missed you! Glad to have you back online.

  4. Burt

    Welcome. Back!

  5. Jo Kish

    Sadly for me, the photo will not load. It’s been a good five minutes and it still says “transferring data….” Daniel, do you have any suggestions on how I might resolve this? Thanks.

  6. Diana

    Daniel – you do a great job

  7. Barbara

    Glad you are back. ( and that I am receiving just one email a day! The first day there were, many). The refreshing the page advice works, went back and saw the rest of the photos. Thank you.

  8. Melanie Thompson

    You have been missed in New Orleans.

  9. Karin England

    I am so glad that Botany Photo of the Day is back. Thanks, Daniel.

  10. Marie G

    I’m so glad you are back. I had missed getting that daily bit of nature in my inbox!

  11. Paddy Wales

    Gorgeous photos! Reminds me of grabbing onto bull kelp to rest during a kayak journey against the current in Gwaii Haanas, a most welcome stronghold in unrelenting water, singing the old Beatles tune, “Kelp.”

    1. Katy McCoy


  12. Terry-Anya Hayes

    Nereocystis luetkeana is the most delicious sea vegetable I have ever tasted. I know this thanks to Washington herbalist Ryan Drum, who used to harvest, dry, and sell it by the pound at herbal conferences. My children loved it at first bite, crunchy and raw and lacking whatever component makes most seaweeds (including Atlantic kelp, which is more readily available in my neighborhood) take getting used to. Sadly, since the Fukushima disaster, I have abstained, since my understanding is that seaweeds sequester radiation. Hopefully I’m overreacting — can you reassure me on that?
    PS, Welcome back! Missed you!

  13. Bob Podgorski

    Oh MY… nice to have you back… Seeing a picture early in the morning started my day… then none…kicking my Rottweiler and Chihuahuas didn’t help. But then it never does… So I waited and waited and boy I’m glad I did… Forgot how good your pic’s are.
    We don’t do kelp like this in our Florida waters… unreal…
    Thank you…Bob, Fort Myers, FL.

  14. Cyndy H.

    Beautiful photos, Daniel. Are these taken in the Strait of Georgia? Never thought a kelp could be so photogenic!

  15. Anna L

    So glad you are back!
    The Feb. 6th photo would not open for me, but the Ponderosa Pine, yesterday, opened easily. Today—no luck! I have tried and will try again. Sorry for your trouble- you give so many people (myself included) so much pleasure! Thank-you.

  16. Anna L

    Just returned to the top and find the photo has finally opened- and beautiful it is too! Will try the Feb. 6 photo as well- just have to have more patience, I guess!

  17. Delores

    Bull kelp. Yum! Have a jar of pickles in the fridge!

  18. Richard Windsor

    Hi Daniel
    It’s good to have you back!
    I have issues with page displaying correctly (P4, 3GHz, 4 GB ram Windows XP SP4, FireFox 51.01 32 bit)
    Initially the page would not load, 3 attempts later the page loaded but only one image is visible, one partly visible. The page will not refresh while it is attempting to download the unfinished image.
    I’m not keen on having to hover the mouse over the image in order to see it.
    However, I’ll live with that in order to get your wonderful imagess and commentary

  19. Sharon

    Wonderful images and delighted to receive in my mailbox! Thanks you for years learning and sharing. Also use this sea vegetable dried for cooking to season and add nutrients to our local foods.

  20. Katie McIntosh

    So happy to see your gorgeous photos again, and get inspired for my own photography.

  21. Pierre Crozat

    looks like some kind of marine monster

  22. Owen

    Glad to have you back- has it really been 18 months?!

    I look forward to seeing the new posts!

  23. Zoo Gardener

    Once again it’s so nice to have BPotDay when I get to work! Your pictures are amazing and I enjoy puzzling out what I’m going to see, by just looking at the scientific name. As a horticulturist, I don’t see much (or any) kelp, but I love this picture! Thanks again for all you do.

  24. Krissy Boys

    So nice to see your photos again !
    Krissy Boys
    Mundy Wildflower Garden
    Cornell Botanic Gardens
    Ithaca NY

  25. Sandi Hewlett

    Welcome back! I’m always learning something new because of your posts…..thank you.

  26. Vaneet

    Great to have you back…..you post great photos !!

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