California

Collapsed Pier at Dusk on an Ephemeral Lake

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The Salton Sea is known for its settings for extreme photography. The next time I return, I will shoot in high-dynamic range (HDR), but alas, the water has receded so much that this scene no longer exists. All that is left now is the desiccated mud floor littered with fish...

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House Keeping After Tree Fern Suddenly Shot Spores All Over Her Web

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  Garden spider wadding up fern tree spores and dancing like a ballerina in La Jolla, CA.  I was working at my dining table, looked out the window seeking inspiration and was rewarded with seeing the fern tree release its spores all over an otherwise invisible web.  No need to continue working, I grabbed my camera and captured my inspiration in this shot. The ball in her legs is a mass she accumulated of the spore. Notice her “smiling face” – this is actually her abdomen. The false eyes are likely a deterrent for predators.  When photographing her, I was sure she was staring at me too.  

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Salton Sea – Three Trees Reflection

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Yosemite, Near Elizabeth Lake

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The Salton Sea’s Collapsed Pier at Sunset

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  The Salton Sea continues to dry up yet remains one of the most important wetlands for the several million migratory birds who pass through or inhabit this area year after year. The vertical posts are what remain of the pilings that used to support a dock. The water so still, reflections of both land and manmade structures blend together above and on the water surface. This photo was taken in 2008. The water has receded so much that nothing similar to this eery, yet beautiful scene...

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