California: Creative California Coast Images

I have a special affinity for the Californian landscape since I was born and raised there. It is one of the most incredibly diverse landscapes I have ever been to, including deserts, dramatic mountain peaks, rugged coastlines, and some of the most awe inspiring forests and trees in the world.

Death Valley  |  Anza-Borrego  |  Joshua Tree  |  Mojave

Sierra Nevada | Sequoias

Owens Valley  |  Mono Lake  |  Inyo & White Mountains (Bristlecones)

Mt Diablo  |  Foothills  |  Los Angeles Basin

CA Coast  |  Northern California

The California Coast  is home to both rugged rocky beaches and peaceful sand ocean shores. At certain times of year various animals congregate on or near the coast in great numbers including migratory birds, elephant seals, grunion (small fish), and monarch butterflies. 


Salt Point State Park, Coast, Sandstone
Tafoni, California Coast, Pacific Ocean
Beach Kelp, Mendocino, California
Pebbles in Tafoni, Santa Cruz, California, coast
Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
Monarch Butterflies Roosting in Grove, Pismo Beach, California, Danaus plexippus
Monarch Butterflies, Pismo Beach, California
Grunion Run Spawning, Doheny State Beach, California, fish,
Poison Oak Fall Color, Point Lobos, California, beautiful poison, monterrey, coastal forest
Corona del Mar Seascape, Los Angeles, California, ocean, long exposure, sea castle
Montaña de Oro State Park, Coast, California
Secrets of the Sea, Laguna Beach, California, sunset, waves, long exposure
Sunset Rushing Tide, Laguna Beach, California, tides of color,
Rocks at Low Tide, Corona del Mar, California, tidal forms,
Double-crested Cormorant, Point Lobos, California, cormorant light show, Phalacrocorax auritus, monterrey
Impressionistic Ocean Waves, Jalama Beach, California
Beach Arch at Night, Laguna Beach, California, jupiter, rocky shores, twilight, star
Sea Urchin in Tide Pool, Palos Verdes, California, urchin world, anemone, coast, waves, Anthopleura, Strongylocentrotus
Abstract Coast Sandstone, Palos Verdes, California, tidal designs, lines, barnacle, sea snail,
Elephant Seals Fighting in Rookery, Piedras Blancas, California, face off, Mirounga angustirostris, coast
Elephant Seal Rookery at Sunset, Piedras Blancas, California, nursing
Lichen Sunlight, Van Damme State Park, California
Sea Glass, Glass Beach near Fort Bragg, California
Refracted Light, Palos Verdes, California, refracted light, sandstone, coast, southern california, refractions
El Matador Sunset, Malibu, California, salty watercolors, malibu
Haunted Cypress Forest, Point Lobos, California, buck, monterrey