Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Abstract surfgrass in motion, underwater movement and blur, San Clemente Island, California.

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, La Jolla. Phalacrocorax auritus.

Snow geese at sunrise.  Thousands of wintering snow geese take to the sky in predawn light in Bosque del Apache's famous "blast off".  The flock can be as large as 20,000 geese or more.  Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico

Snow geese at sunrise, abstract blur. Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese. New Mexico.

Leucadia sunset, beautiful clouds and soft colors, Carlsbad, California

Leucadia Sunset, Carlsbad

Sunrise light on clouds

Sunset and cotton-candy clouds, storm is coming.

Booby in flight, motion blur, Darwin Island

Booby in flight, motion blurred, dusk, Darwin Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Sunset reflections in the Tuolumne River, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

Tuolumne River reflections, Yosemite National Park.

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island. Phyllospadix.

Clouds form at dawn before a storm rolls in, Carlsbad, California

Storm Clouds At Dawn, Carlsbad

Morning mist shrouds trees, Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, Washington

Mist and trees, Kalaloch Beach, Washington.

Water flows past beach cobblestones, blur, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Cobblestones and pebbles, ebbing tide, abstract and blur, Ruby Beach, Washington.

Water sheets over a fountain, blurry water, abstract lights are visible through the falling water

Water running down glass.

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface, La Jolla.

Bubbles rise from the depths of the ocean.  Black and white / grainy

Bubbles rise from the depths of the ocean. Black and white / grainy. Galapagos.

A bubble ring.  A toroidal bubble ring rises through the water on its way to the surface

A bubble ring. A toroidal bubble ring rises through the water on its way to the surface.

Sunset and water, Sea of Cortez

Sunset and water, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Ocean surface

Ocean surface, Bahamas.

Sand, water and light

Abstract trochoidal light patterns on white sand, underwater, Bahamas.

Water patterns

Underwater sunlight, California.

Water patterns

Water patterns, Bahamas.

Sunlight spreads across broad sand plains, trochoidal patterns

Sunlight spreads across broad sand plains, trochoidal patterns.

Water patterns

Underwater sunlight and light beams, California.

Water and light, steel gray reflections, ripples and patterns, Frederick Sound

Steel gray reflections, abstract light patterns, Frederick Sound, Alaska.

The ocean surface, seen from underwater, ripples with waves and wind and bright sunlight, Sea of Cortez, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

The ocean surface, seen from underwater, ripples with waves and wind and bright sunlight.

Water, sand and light, Sea of Cortez, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Water, sand and light. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Clouds and sunlight, La Jolla, California

Clouds and sunset light, La Jolla.

Clouds and sunlight, Maui

Sunset clouds, Maui, mai-tai time.

Sand ripples

Sand ripples. Del Mar, California.

Patterns in carpet blurred into abstract by time exposure

Abstract blend of colors

Starfish (sea star), dorsal surface detail, Punte Vicente Roca

Starfish detail, Galapagos.

Starfish (sea star), dorsal surface detail, Punte Vicente Roca

Starfish detail, Galapagos.

Ocean surface on cloudy day

Ocean surface, Bahamas

Clouds, sunrise

Dawn colors.

Cloud formations at sunset

Sunset colors, abstract.

Cloud formations at sunset

Sunset light is reflected on the placids waters

Ocean surface sunset, Bahamas.

Sunset light is reflected on the placids waters

Bahamas

Sandhill cranes, flying across a colorful sunset sky, blur wings due to long time exposure, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico

Sandhill cranes, flying across a colorful sunset sky, blur wings due to long time exposure. Grus canadensis, New Mexico.