Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

Brown pelican in flight at sunrise, La Jolla, Pelecanus occidentalis

Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier Sunset Solar Alignment, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Clearing storm clouds over Broken Hill, overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Broken Hill Sunrise, Clearing Storm Clouds, Torrey Pines, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla.  On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Seacliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla, aerial photo.

SIO Pier.  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915. The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium. The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution, La Jolla, California

Scripps Institute of Oceanography research pier, La Jolla.

California brown pelican, portrait in pink-purple predawn light, rests on sandstone seabluff.  The characteristic mating plumage of the California race of brown pelican is shown, with red gular throat pouch and dark brown hindneck colors, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

Brown Pelican

Pacific harbor seal, on sand at the edge of the sea, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California

Pacific Harbor Seal

Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Cliffs Lit At Night By A Full Moon, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Razor Point view to La Jolla, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines Cliffs And Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Sunset falls upon Torrey Pines State Reserve, viewed from the Torrey Pines glider port.  La Jolla, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Scripps Pier are seen in the distance

Sunset Falls Upon Torrey Pines State Reserve

Hospital Point, La Jolla, dawn, sunrise light and approaching storm clouds

Hospital Point, Dawn, La Jolla

La Jolla Sunset

La Jolla Sunset

A fiery sunrise explodes over the La Jolla coastline

Spectacular Sunrise Over The La Jolla Coastline

Scripps Pier solstice, surfer's view from among the waves, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier. Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Surfers View Of Scripps Pier Summer Solstice, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Western gull, early morning pink sky, Larus occidentalis, La Jolla, California

Western Gull

Sunrise Clouds and Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla

Sunrise Clouds And Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla

California brown pelican, showing characteristic winter plumage including red/olive throat, brown hindneck, yellow and white head colors, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican

Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

Brown Pelican

Aerial Panoramic Photo of Point La Jolla and La Jolla Cove, Boomer Beach, Scripps Park. Panoramic aerial photograph of La Jolla Cove and Scripps Parks (center), with La Jolla’s Mount Soledad rising above, La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Caves to the left and the La Jolla Coast with Children’s Pool (Casa Cove) to the right. The undersea reefs of Boomer Beach are seen through the clear, calm ocean waters. This extremely high resolution panorama will print 50″ high by 130″ long with no interpolation

Aerial Panoramic Photo Of Scripps Park And La Jolla Cove

The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera

Kelp Forest Offshore Of La Jolla California

Scripps Pier, sunrise, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Paraglider soaring at Torrey Pines Gliderport, sunset, flying over the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla, California

Paraglider Soaring At Torrey Pines Gliderport

La Jolla Cove and pre-dawn light

La Jolla Cove And Pre-dawn Light.

The Children's Pool, also known as Casa Cove, in pre-dawn light, La Jolla

Children's Pool, La Jolla, Sunrise

California brown pelican, pre-sunrise, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican

Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Razor Point view to La Jolla, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines Cliffs And Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Sunrise Clouds and Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla

Sunrise Clouds And Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla

Western gull, Larus occidentalis, La Jolla, California

Western Gull

Pacific harbor seal on wet sandy beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California

Pacific Harbor Seal

La Jolla reef and clouds, surf, early morning

La Jolla Reef And Clouds, Surf, Early Morning.

Hospital Point, La Jolla, dawn, sunrise light and approaching storm clouds

Hospital Point, Dawn, La Jolla

Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California

Broken Hill And View To La Jolla, Torrey Pines State Reserve

A fiery sunrise explodes over the La Jolla coastline

Spectacular Sunrise Over The La Jolla Coastline

Black's Beach sea cliffs, sunset, looking north from Scripps Pier with Torrey Pines State Reserve in the distance, La Jolla, California

Black's Beach Seacliffs

Scripps Pier, Surfer's view from among the waves. Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Surfer's View, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Aerial Panorama of La Jolla, University City, showing (from left) UCSD, University City, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla Shores, Point La Jolla, Mount Soledad, in the background some of the mountains to the east of San Diego.  The highest peak in the center of the panoram is Cuyamaca Peak (6512') while the rocky peak directly in front of it is El Cajon Mountain (3675')

Aerial Panorama Of La Jolla And University City

Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Pacific harbor seal, an sand at the edge of the sea, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California

Pacific Harbor Seal

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.

California sea lion hauled out on rocks beside the ocean, Zalophus californianus, La Jolla

California Sea Lion

God Beams, clouds and afternoon light over the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar, California

God Beams, Del Mar

Scripps Pier and moving water, pre-dawn light, La Jolla

Scripps Pier At Dawn

Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Cliffs Lit At Night By A Full Moon, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Scripps Pier at sunset, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Western gull, Larus occidentalis, La Jolla, California

Western Gull

Paraglider soaring at Torrey Pines Gliderport, sunset, flying over the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla, California

Paraglider Soaring At Torrey Pines Gliderport

Earth Shadow lies over Point La Jolla at dawn

Earth Shadow Lies Over Point La Jolla At Dawn

The Mount Soledad Cross, a landmark in La Jolla, California. The Mount Soledad Cross is a 29-foot-tall cross erected in 1954

The Mount Soledad Cross

Cormorants rest at night above the La Jolla Caves. La Jolla Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point

Cormorants At Night Above La Jolla Caves

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera

Kelp Forest Offshore Of La Jolla California

Broken Hill with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.  Broken Hill is an ancient, compacted sand dune that was uplifted to its present location and is now eroding, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Broken Hill, Torrey Pines, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines State Park, viewed from high above the Pacific Ocean near the Indian Trail, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Sandstone Cliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve

A Pacific harbor seal eyes the photographer while swimming in the shallows.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California

Pacific Harbor Seal

La Jolla Cliffs overlook the ocean with thousands of cormorants, pelicans and gulls resting and preening on the sandstone cliffs.  Sunrise with pink skies

La Jolla Cliffs

La Jolla Cliffs overlook the ocean with thousands of cormorants, pelicans and gulls resting and preening on the sandstone cliffs

La Jolla Cliffs

A parent and child admire the fascinating kelp forest tank at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California, Macrocystis pyrifera

Giant kelp and aquarium, mother and child

The Children's Pool, also known as Casa Cove, in pre-dawn light, La Jolla

Children's Pool, La Jolla, Sunrise

Aerial panorama of Blacks Beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course (south course), and views to La Jolla (south) and Carlsbad (north)

Aerial Panorama Of Torrey Pines Golf Course

Breaking waves crash upon a rocky reef under the light of a full moon, La Jolla, California

Full Moon Over Breaking Surf, La Jolla

The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera

Kelp Forest Offshore Of La Jolla California

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, Windandsea, La Jolla, California.

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef

Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Research Pier At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Sio

Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Research Pier At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Sio

Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Razor Point view to La Jolla, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines Cliffs And Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier, La Jolla, California

Scripps Research Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Tourists walk along La Jolla Shores beach at sunset.  Point La Jolla is visible in the distance, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Tourists Walk Along La Jolla Shores Beach At Sunset, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

La Jolla Coastline, Hubbs Hall at SIO, Black's Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, panorama, sunset, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla Coastline, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef

Clouds and afternoon light over the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar, California

Clouds, Ocean And Light, Del Mar

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef

California brown pelican, showing characteristic winter plumage including red/olive throat, brown hindneck, yellow and white head colors, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California Brown Pelican

Sunset falls upon Torrey Pines State Reserve, viewed from the Torrey Pines glider port.  La Jolla, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Scripps Pier are seen in the distance

Sunset Falls Upon Torrey Pines State Reserve

The Mount Soledad Cross, a landmark in La Jolla, California. The Mount Soledad Cross is a 29-foot-tall cross erected in 1954

The Mount Soledad Cross

Los Penasquitos Lagoon, San Diego, California

Los Penasquitos Lagoon, San Diego

Sea cliffs at sunset over Black's Beach, looking north toward Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla, California

Sea Cliffs Over Black's Beach

The Children's Pool in La Jolla, also known as Casa Cove, is a small pocket cove protected by a curving seawall, with the rocky coastline and cottages and homes of La Jolla seen behind it

The Children's Pool In La Jolla

The La Jolla Coast, sometimes referred to as the Riviera of San Diego, is some of the most beautiful residental coastline in all of Southern California

The La Jolla Coast

La Jolla homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, above Black's Beach

La Jolla Homes Over The Pacific Ocean

Scripps Pier, with Mount Soledad and La Jolla in the distance

Scripps Pier

Bluff and trees overlooking the ocean near La Jolla Cove, sunrise

La Jolla Cliffs

A large natural sea cave lies below a sandstone bluff in La Jolla at sunrise with a pink sky, Black's Beach in the distant

La Jolla Cave

Hang Glider soaring at Torrey Pines Gliderport, sunset, flying over the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla, California

Hang Glider Soaring At Torrey Pines Gliderport

Scripps Pier, sunrise, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier

Sea cliffs at sunset over Black's Beach, looking north toward Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla, California

Sea Cliffs Over Black's Beach

La Jolla Shores, viewed from Point La Jolla, panorama, morning

La Jolla Shores Panorama

UCSD Library glows at sunset (Geisel Library, UCSD Central Library), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

UCSD Library At Sunset, University Of California, San Diego

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef

La Jolla coast sunset, waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky

La Jolla Coast Sunset

Scripps Pier, sunrise, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

A large natural sea cave lies below a sandstone bluff in La Jolla at sunrise with a pink sky, Black's Beach in the distant

La Jolla Cave

Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point.  Sunrise

Sea Caves

Point La Jolla at dawn

Point La Jolla At Dawn

Wave wash in front of the Children's Pool in La Jolla, dawn

Wave Wash In Front Of The Children's Pool In La Jolla

Boulders and sandstone cliffs, Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Boulders And Sandstone Cliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Sun God is a strange artwork, the first in the Stuart Collection at University of California San Diego (UCSD).  Commissioned in 1983 and produced by Niki de Sainte Phalle, Sun God has become a landmark on the UCSD campus, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Sun God, UCSD, University Of California, San Diego

Stonehenge, or what is officially known as the La Jolla Project, was the third piece in the Stuart Collection at University of California San Diego (UCSD).  Commissioned in 1984 and produced by Richard Fleishner, the granite blocks are spread on the lawn south of Galbraith Hall on Revelle College at UCSD, University of California, San Diego

Stonehenge, UCSD, University Of California, San Diego

UCSD Library glows at sunset (Geisel Library, UCSD Central Library), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

UCSD Library At Sunset, University Of California, San Diego

UCSD Library glows with light in this night time exposure (Geisel Library, UCSD Central Library), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

UCSD Library At Night, University Of California, San Diego

Bear is another of the odd outdoor "art" pieces of the UCSD Stuart Collection.  Created by Tim Hawkinson in 2001 of eight large stones, it sits in the courtyard of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Bear, UCSD, University Of California, San Diego

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef

Sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Sandstone Cliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915.  The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data.  The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier.  Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium.  The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution, La Jolla, California

Sio Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

UCSD Library glows at sunset (Geisel Library, UCSD Central Library), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

UCSD Library At Sunset, University Of California, San Diego

Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Research Pier At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Sio

Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo.  Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Balloon Aerial Survey Photo, Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo.  Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines Balloon Aerial Survey Photo, Torrey Pines State Reserve

UCSD Library (Geisel Library, UCSD Central Library), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

UCSD Library, University Of California, San Diego

SIO Pier.  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915. The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium. The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution, La Jolla, California

Sio Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Torrey Pines Golf Course, the North course, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance, La Jolla, California

Torrey Pines Golf Course