As 2011 wraps up, I wanted to share a few of my favorite nature and landscape photos of the year, all from California. Half Moon Bay During a trip to Half Moon Bay, the clouds defeated me for sunrise, so I walked out to Pillar Point to create a more moody image, taking advantage of the kelp that had washed …
This month’s photo gallery features pictures from the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The Sierra Nevada stretches over 400 miles, and is covered by a continuous line of national forests and parks, making it an outdoor recreation paradise. Not too bad for photos, either. Can’t see the slideshow because Flash isn’t supported? View the original gallery here »
This month’s gallery features photos of the Northern California coast, north of the Bay Area.
Spring is finally here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada here in California; the birds singing, the hills are green, and the wildflowers are blooming. The foothills have three basic ecological zones: chaparral, oak woodlands, and pine/oak forest. These wildflowers are from the oak woodland area.
Spring is the time for desert wildflowers. Many think of the desert as a hot, dry, desolate place, with little more than a couple funny-looking cacti. In fact, the desert can have a spectacular display of wildflowers, especially in the spring. Among the four major deserts in North America, the Sonoran Desert is considered to have one of the best …