Panorama Stock Photos, Natural History Photography

Panorama Stock Photos by Professional Photographer Phillip Colla. Panorama stock photography.

Panoramic photo of Crater Lake National Park
Panoramic photo of Crater Lake National Park.
Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier.
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonite Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes.  Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonite Hills of Utah. Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns, ancient Bentonite layers are exposed through erosion in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation. This layer was formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes. Photographed just before sunrise with soft pre-dawn illumination. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Full Moon over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Point Loma. Mount San Miguel is in center while Lyons Peak lies to the left
Full Moon over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Point Loma. Mount San Miguel is in center while Lyons Peak lies to the left.
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock, panorama, spherical projection.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock, panorama, spherical projection. Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them.
Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch.
San Diego city skyline at sunrise, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Harbor Island
San Diego city skyline at sunrise, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Harbor Island.
Ancient Douglas fir trees in Cathedral Grove.  Cathedral Grove is home to huge, ancient, old-growth Douglas fir trees.  About 300 years ago a fire killed most of the trees in this grove, but a small number of trees survived and were the originators of what is now Cathedral Grove.  Western redcedar trees grow in adundance in the understory below the taller Douglas fir trees, Pseudotsuga menziesii, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Ancient Douglas fir trees in Cathedral Grove. Cathedral Grove is home to huge, ancient, old-growth Douglas fir trees. About 300 years ago a fire killed most of the trees in this grove, but a small number of trees survived and were the originators of what is now Cathedral Grove. Western redcedar trees grow in adundance in the understory below the taller Douglas fir trees.
Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park
Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park.
Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning.
Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence over Arch Rock, planet Mars above the moon, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014
Lunar Eclipse and blood red moon sequence over Arch Rock, planet Mars above the moon, composite image, Joshua Tree National Park, April 14/15 2014.
Sunrise over the San Diego City Skyline
Sunrise over the San Diego City Skyline.
Fall Colors in the Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah
Fall Colors in the Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah.
Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji
Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji.
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, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise.
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock. Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them.
Batiquitos Lagoon and Ponto, stormy sunset, aerial panoramic photograph, Carlsbad, California
Batiquitos Lagoon and Ponto, stormy sunset, aerial panoramic photograph.
Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, aerial panoramic photo of the mouth of the bay, early morning
Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, aerial panoramic photo of the mouth of the bay, early morning.
Clearing storm clouds over Broken Hill, overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Clearing storm clouds over Broken Hill, overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve.
The OVRO 40 meter Telescope, part of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory located near Big Pine, California, USA. The telescope is used to conduct interferometric observations along with the other telescopes in the observatory, as a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) station and as a single dish instrument. Its main focus today is on the monitoring of blazars
The OVRO 40 meter Telescope, part of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory located near Big Pine, California, USA. The telescope is used to conduct interferometric observations along with the other telescopes in the observatory, as a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) station and as a single dish instrument. Its main focus today is on the monitoring of blazars.
Half Dome and nighttime stars, viewed from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California
Half Dome and nighttime stars, viewed from Glacier Point.
Isla San Francisquito, Aerial Photo, Sea of of Cortez
Isla San Francisquito, Aerial Photo, Sea of of Cortez.
Self portrait at sunrise, panorama of Crater Lake.  Crater Lake is the six-mile wide lake inside the collapsed caldera of volcanic Mount Mazama. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the seventh-deepest in the world. Its maximum recorded depth is 1996 feet (608m). It lies at an altitude of 6178 feet (1880m), Crater Lake National Park
Self portrait at sunrise, panorama of Crater Lake. Crater Lake is the six-mile wide lake inside the collapsed caldera of volcanic Mount Mazama. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the seventh-deepest in the world. Its maximum recorded depth is 1996 feet (608m). It lies at an altitude of 6178 feet (1880m).
Sunset at Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah
Sunset at Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point.
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree at sunset, panorama, with storm clouds passing over the White Mountains.  The eastern Sierra Nevada is just visible in the distance, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree at sunset, panorama, with storm clouds passing over the White Mountains. The eastern Sierra Nevada is just visible in the distance.
Earth shadow over Los Islotes Island, famous for its friendly colony of California sea lions, Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Earth shadow over Los Islotes Island, famous for its friendly colony of California sea lions, Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Panoramic Aerial Photo of San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge
Panoramic Aerial Photo of San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge.
San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, and Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel (left) viewed from the San Diego Embarcadero Marine Park, sunrise
San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, and Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel (left) viewed from the San Diego Embarcadero Marine Park, sunrise.
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Harbor Island, storm clouds at sunrise
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Harbor Island, storm clouds at sunrise.
Sunrise on Medano Beach, on the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Sunrise on Medano Beach, on the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Panorama of the Teton Range reflected in the still waters of Schwabacher Landing, a sidewater of the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Panorama of the Teton Range reflected in the still waters of Schwabacher Landing, a sidewater of the Snake River.
Multnomah Falls.  Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States.  Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall making it Oregon's number one public destination, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Multnomah Falls. Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall making it Oregon's number one public destination.
Panorama of the Wave.  The Wave is a sweeping, dramatic display of eroded sandstone, forged by eons of water and wind erosion, laying bare striations formed from compacted sand dunes over millenia.  This panoramic picture is formed from thirteen individual photographs, North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Panorama of the Wave. The Wave is a sweeping, dramatic display of eroded sandstone, forged by eons of water and wind erosion, laying bare striations formed from compacted sand dunes over millenia. This panoramic picture is formed from thirteen individual photographs.
Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park.  Sunset lights the giant boulders and rock formations near Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree N.P
Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park. Sunset lights the giant boulders and rock formations near Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree N.P.
Stone Steps Beach at Sunset, Aerial Panorama, Encinitas, California
Stone Steps Beach at Sunset, Aerial Panorama, Encinitas, California.
Childrens Pool Aerial Panoramic Photo at Sunset, people enjoying the sunset on the sea wall and the protected beach, Coast Boulevard in the foreground, Mount Soledad in the distance, La Jolla, California
Childrens Pool Aerial Panoramic Photo at Sunset, people enjoying the sunset on the sea wall and the protected beach, Coast Boulevard in the foreground, Mount Soledad in the distance.
Sunset over Flat Rock on Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Sunset over Flat Rock on Torrey Pines State Beach.
Milky Way and Stars over Broken Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
Milky Way and Stars over Broken Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.
Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park
Milky Way and stars over Crater Lake at night. Panorama of Crater Lake and Wizard Island at night, Crater Lake National Park.
San Diego city skyline, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Point Loma at sunset, with mountains of the Cleveland National Forest rising in the distance.  A panoramic photograph, composite of six separate images. Mount San Miguel is on right and Lyons Peak to the left
San Diego city skyline, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Point Loma at sunset, with mountains of the Cleveland National Forest rising in the distance. A panoramic photograph, composite of six separate images. Mount San Miguel is on right and Lyons Peak to the left.
The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection, Joshua Tree National Park, California
The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection.
Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way and Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn
Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way and Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn.
Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night
Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night.
Panorama of Crater Lake from Watchman Lookout Station, panoramic picture. The Watchman Lookout Station No. 168 is one of two fire lookout towers in Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. For many years, National Park Service personnel used the lookout to watch for wildfires during the summer months. It is also a popular hiking destination because it offers an excellent view of Crater Lake and the surrounding area
Panorama of Crater Lake from Watchman Lookout Station, panoramic picture. The Watchman Lookout Station No. 168 is one of two fire lookout towers in Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. For many years, National Park Service personnel used the lookout to watch for wildfires during the summer months. It is also a popular hiking destination because it offers an excellent view of Crater Lake and the surrounding area.
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 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.
Oak Alley Plantation and its famous shaded tunnel of  300-year-old southern live oak trees (Quercus virginiana).  The plantation is now designated as a National Historic Landmark, Quercus virginiana, Vacherie, Louisiana
Oak Alley Plantation and its famous shaded tunnel of 300-year-old southern live oak trees (Quercus virginiana). The plantation is now designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Panorama of Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Little Lakes Valley, Inyo National Forest
Panorama of Bear Creek Spire over Long Lake at Sunrise, Little Lakes Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest.
Torrey Pines cliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines cliffs.
Full Moon rising over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Harbor Island
Full Moon rising over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Harbor Island.
San Diego city skyline at sunset, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Harbor Island.  A panoramic photograph, composite of four separate images
San Diego city skyline at sunset, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Harbor Island. A panoramic photograph, composite of four separate images.
Sun pillar rises over the Sierra Nevada and this Mono Lake sunset, Sierra Nevada mountain range and tufas, clouds reflected in the still waters of Mono Lake
Sun pillar rises over the Sierra Nevada and this Mono Lake sunset, Sierra Nevada mountain range and tufas, clouds reflected in the still waters of Mono Lake.
Sandstone Fins at sunset, near Moab Utah. Fins like these form in sandstone and eventually some will continue to erode until natural stone arches, such as those in Arches National Park
Sandstone Fins at sunset, near Moab Utah. Fins like these form in sandstone and eventually some will continue to erode until natural stone arches, such as those in Arches National Park.
Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island, Grytviken
Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island.
Crater Lake panoramic photograph.  Panorama picture of Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake panoramic photograph. Panorama picture of Crater Lake National Park.
Self portrait, panorama of Exit Glacier.  Exit Glacier, one of 35 glaciers that are spawned by the enormous Harding Icefield, is the only one that can be easily reached on foot, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Self portrait, panorama of Exit Glacier. Exit Glacier, one of 35 glaciers that are spawned by the enormous Harding Icefield, is the only one that can be easily reached on foot.
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 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.
Aerial Panorama of La Jolla, University City, showing (from left) University of California at San Diego, 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, University City, showing (from left) University of California at San Diego, 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').
Canyonlands National Park panorama
Canyonlands National Park panorama.
Moon and Milky Way over Palomar Mountain State Park
Moon and Milky Way over Palomar Mountain State Park.
Moon and Stars over Pauma Valley, viewed from Palomar Mountain State Park
Moon and Stars over Pauma Valley, viewed from Palomar Mountain State Park.
Torrey Pines cliffs at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines cliffs at sunset.
Sunset over Garden of the Gods, Arches National Park
Sunset over Garden of the Gods, Arches National Park.
San Diego city skyline at night, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego reflected in the still waters of San Diego Harbor, viewed from Coronado Island.  A panoramic photograph, composite of seven separate images
San Diego city skyline at night, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego reflected in the still waters of San Diego Harbor, viewed from Coronado Island. A panoramic photograph, composite of seven separate images.
Panorama of Mount St. Helens, viewed from Johnston Ridge, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Panorama of Mount St. Helens, viewed from Johnston Ridge.
Panorama of Tenaya Lake, in Yosemite's high country, Yosemite National Park, California
Panorama of Tenaya Lake, in Yosemite's high country.
Torrey Pines State Reserve at Night, stars and clouds fill the night sky with the lights of La Jolla visible in the distance, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines State Reserve at Night, stars and clouds fill the night sky with the lights of La Jolla visible in the distance.
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Sunset Cliffs San Diego, Pappy's Point, Claiborne Cove
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Sunset Cliffs San Diego, Pappy's Point, Claiborne Cove.
Aerial panorama of Blacks Beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course (south course), and views to La Jolla (south) and Carlsbad (north)
Aerial panorama of Blacks Beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course (south course), and views to La Jolla (south) and Carlsbad (north).
Milky Way over Sandstone Fins. Sandstone fins stand on edge.  Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect.  Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park)
Milky Way over Sandstone Fins. Sandstone fins stand on edge. Vertical fractures separate standing plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins, that may one day further erode into arches. (Note: this image was created before a ban on light-painting in Arches National Park was put into effect. Light-painting is no longer permitted in Arches National Park).
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Harbor Island, storm clouds at sunrise
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Harbor Island, storm clouds at sunrise.
Oceanside beach at sunset viewed from Oceanside Pier
Oceanside beach at sunset viewed from Oceanside Pier.
Panorama of the Teton Range, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.  The Teton peaks are seen together at center with Mount Moran to the right.  The Snake River lies unseen in the valley below
Panorama of the Teton Range, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The Teton peaks are seen together at center with Mount Moran to the right. The Snake River lies unseen in the valley below.
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Underwater mural at Oceanside Pier
Underwater mural at Oceanside Pier.
Ocean surface panorama, glassy calm ocean water offshore of California, clouds and sky
Ocean surface panorama, glassy calm ocean water offshore of California, clouds and sky.
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Coastline, San Diego, California
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Crystal Pier and Pacific Beach Coastline.
San Diego bay and skyline at sunrise, viewed from Coronado Island
San Diego bay and skyline at sunrise, viewed from Coronado Island.
Opera de Paris, Paris Opera, or simply Opera, is the primary opera company of Paris. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Academie d'Opera
Opera de Paris, Paris Opera, or simply Opera, is the primary opera company of Paris. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Academie d'Opera.
Sunrise clouds and light, panorama, viewed from Guadalupe Island over the Pacific Ocean, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Sunrise clouds and light, panorama, viewed from Guadalupe Island over the Pacific Ocean.
North Lake lit by alpenglow before sunrise, a three frame panorama, with groves of yellow and orange aspen trees on the side of Paiute Peak, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains
North Lake lit by alpenglow before sunrise, a three frame panorama, with groves of yellow and orange aspen trees on the side of Paiute Peak.
Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins.  It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world
Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to an immense rookery of King Penguins. It is a spectacular wildlife location, unequaled in all the world.
Opera de Paris, Paris Opera, or simply Opera, is the primary opera company of Paris. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Academie d'Opera
Opera de Paris, Paris Opera, or simply Opera, is the primary opera company of Paris. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Academie d'Opera.
Jumbo Rocks and Stars at Night, landscape lit by a full moon, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Jumbo Rocks and Stars at Night, landscape lit by a full moon.
Panoramic image of Arch Rock at dusk, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Panoramic image of Arch Rock at dusk.
Corona Arch, Moab, Utah
Corona Arch, Moab, Utah.
Los Angeles Convention Center, south hall, interior design exhibiting exposed space frame steel beams and glass enclosure
Los Angeles Convention Center, south hall, interior design exhibiting exposed space frame steel beams and glass enclosure.
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.
Panoramic photo of San Diego embarcadero, showing the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina (center), Roy's Restaurant (center) and Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel (left) viewed from the San Diego Embacadero Marine Park
Panoramic photo of San Diego embarcadero, showing the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina (center), Roy's Restaurant (center) and Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel (left) viewed from the San Diego Embacadero Marine Park.
Convict Lake sunrise reflection, Sierra Nevada mountains
Convict Lake sunrise reflection, Sierra Nevada mountains.
Jardin du Luxembourg.  The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens, is the second largest public park in Paris located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace
Jardin du Luxembourg. The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens, is the second largest public park in Paris located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.
The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir, panaramic photo showing wall and ceiling detail, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir, panaramic photo showing wall and ceiling detail.
First View of Conness Lakes Basin with Mount Conness (12589' center) and North Peak (12242', right), Hoover Wilderness
First View of Conness Lakes Basin with Mount Conness (12589' center) and North Peak (12242', right), Hoover Wilderness.
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama.  Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse.
Ile Saint-Louis, is one of two natural islands in the Seine river, in Paris, France. The island is named after King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis). The island is connected to the rest of Paris by bridges to both banks of the river and by the Pont Saint Louis to the Ile de la Cite
Ile Saint-Louis, is one of two natural islands in the Seine river, in Paris, France. The island is named after King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis). The island is connected to the rest of Paris by bridges to both banks of the river and by the Pont Saint Louis to the Ile de la Cite.
The Hall of Mirrors, or Galerie des Glaces, is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is renowned as being one of the most famous rooms in the world, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
The Hall of Mirrors, or Galerie des Glaces, is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is renowned as being one of the most famous rooms in the world.
Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Etoile), at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, and its iconographic program pitted heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments, with triumphant patriotic messages. The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep
Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Etoile), at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, and its iconographic program pitted heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments, with triumphant patriotic messages. The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep.
Dusk settles on downtown San Diego with snow-covered Mt. Laguna in the distance
Dusk settles on downtown San Diego with snow-covered Mt. Laguna in the distance.
Buckskin Gulch hiker.  A hiker moves through the deep narrow passages of Buckskin Gulch, a slot canyon cut deep into sandstone by years of river-induced erosion.  In some places the Buckskin Gulch narrows are only about 15 feet wide but several hundred feet high, blocking sunlight.  Flash floods are dangerous as there is no escape once into the Buckskin Gulch slot canyons.  This is a panorama made of sixteen individual photos, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona
Buckskin Gulch hiker. A hiker moves through the deep narrow passages of Buckskin Gulch, a slot canyon cut deep into sandstone by years of river-induced erosion. In some places the Buckskin Gulch narrows are only about 15 feet wide but several hundred feet high, blocking sunlight. Flash floods are dangerous as there is no escape once into the Buckskin Gulch slot canyons. This is a panorama made of sixteen individual photos.
The Botanical Building in Balboa Park, San Diego. The Botanical Building, at 250 feet long by 75 feet wide and 60 feet tall, was the largest wood lath structure in the world when it was built in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition. The Botanical Building, located on the Prado, west of the Museum of Art, contains about 2,100 permanent tropical plants along with changing seasonal flowers. The Lily Pond, just south of the Botanical Building, is an eloquent example of the use of reflecting pools to enhance architecture. The 193' by 43' foot pond and smaller companion pool were originally referred to as Las Lagunas de las Flores (The Lakes of the Flowers) and were designed as aquatic gardens. The pools contain exotic water lilies and lotus which bloom spring through fall
The Botanical Building in Balboa Park, San Diego. The Botanical Building, at 250 feet long by 75 feet wide and 60 feet tall, was the largest wood lath structure in the world when it was built in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition. The Botanical Building, located on the Prado, west of the Museum of Art, contains about 2,100 permanent tropical plants along with changing seasonal flowers. The Lily Pond, just south of the Botanical Building, is an eloquent example of the use of reflecting pools to enhance architecture. The 193' by 43' foot pond and smaller companion pool were originally referred to as Las Lagunas de las Flores (The Lakes of the Flowers) and were designed as aquatic gardens. The pools contain exotic water lilies and lotus which bloom spring through fall.
North Peak (12242', center), Mount Conness (left, 12589') and Conness Lake with its green glacial meltwater, Hoover Wilderness, Conness Lakes Basin
North Peak (12242', center), Mount Conness (left, 12589') and Conness Lake with its green glacial meltwater, Hoover Wilderness.
Horseshoe Bend. The Colorado River makes a 180-degree turn at Horseshoe Bend. Here the river has eroded the Navajo sandstone for eons, digging a canyon 1100-feet deep, Page, Arizona
Horseshoe Bend. The Colorado River makes a 180-degree turn at Horseshoe Bend. Here the river has eroded the Navajo sandstone for eons, digging a canyon 1100-feet deep.
Adelie penguin colony, panoramic photograph, Pygoscelis adeliae, Devil Island
Adelie penguin colony, panoramic photograph.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park
The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park.
Isla Partida, Sea of Cortez coastal scenic panorama, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, part of the Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve
Isla Partida, Sea of Cortez coastal scenic panorama, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, part of the Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve.
Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning.
The Tatoosh Range viewed from the Skyline Trail, above Paradise Meadows on southern flank of Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
The Tatoosh Range viewed from the Skyline Trail, above Paradise Meadows on southern flank of Mount Rainier.
Panoramic photo of Santa Barbara Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.  Santa Barbara Island lies 38 miles offshore of the coast of California, near Los Angeles and San Pedro.  California sea lions inhabit the island in the thousands, and can be seen hauled out on the shore in this image
Panoramic photo of Santa Barbara Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Barbara Island lies 38 miles offshore of the coast of California, near Los Angeles and San Pedro. California sea lions inhabit the island in the thousands, and can be seen hauled out on the shore in this image.
Panoramic photo of San Clemente Island, southern end from China Hat Point (aka, Balanced Rock, right) along the length of Pyramid Cove, sunrise
Panoramic photo of San Clemente Island, southern end from China Hat Point (aka, Balanced Rock, right) along the length of Pyramid Cove, sunrise.
Oceanside Pier panorama
Oceanside Pier panorama.
Panorama of Yellowstone Falls from Uncle Tom's Trail.  Lower Yellowstone Falls shows a beautiful rainbow as it cascades 308' in a thundering plunge into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Panorama of Yellowstone Falls from Uncle Tom's Trail. Lower Yellowstone Falls shows a beautiful rainbow as it cascades 308' in a thundering plunge into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Mono Lake sunset, Sierra Nevada mountain range and tufas, clouds reflected in the still waters of Mono Lake
Mono Lake sunset, Sierra Nevada mountain range and tufas, clouds reflected in the still waters of Mono Lake.
Panorama of the Minarets at sunrise, near Mammoth Mountain.  The Minarets are a series of seventeen jagged peaks in the Ritter Range, west of Mammoth Mountain in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  These basalt peaks were carved by glaciers on both sides of the range.  The highest of the Minarets stands 12,281 feet above sea level, Mammoth Lakes, California
Panorama of the Minarets at sunrise, near Mammoth Mountain. The Minarets are a series of seventeen jagged peaks in the Ritter Range, west of Mammoth Mountain in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. These basalt peaks were carved by glaciers on both sides of the range. The highest of the Minarets stands 12,281 feet above sea level.
Panoramic view of the Columbia River as it flows through Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, looking east from the Vista House overlook on the southern Oregon side of the river, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Panoramic view of the Columbia River as it flows through Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, looking east from the Vista House overlook on the southern Oregon side of the river.
The North Head Lighthouse was built in 1896. 69 steps lead to the lantern room, which is 65 feet from the ground and 194 feet above sea level. The first-order Fresnel lens, which came from Cape Disappointment, was lit for the first time on May 16, 1898
The North Head Lighthouse was built in 1896. 69 steps lead to the lantern room, which is 65 feet from the ground and 194 feet above sea level. The first-order Fresnel lens, which came from Cape Disappointment, was lit for the first time on May 16, 1898.
Lunar eclipse sequence, showing total eclipse (left) through full moon (right).  While the moon lies in the full shadow of the earth (umbra) it receives only faint, red-tinged light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere.  As the moon passes into the penumbra it receives increasing amounts of direct sunlight, eventually leaving the shadow of the Earth altogether.  August 28, 2007, Earth Orbit, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe
Lunar eclipse sequence, showing total eclipse (left) through full moon (right). While the moon lies in the full shadow of the earth (umbra) it receives only faint, red-tinged light refracted through the Earth's atmosphere. As the moon passes into the penumbra it receives increasing amounts of direct sunlight, eventually leaving the shadow of the Earth altogether. August 28, 2007.
Monument Valley panorama
Monument Valley panorama.
Panorama of Devil Island in Antarctica
Panorama of Devil Island in Antarctica.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, panorama, from Lookout Point, winter, a composite of 7 individual photographs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, panorama, from Lookout Point, winter, a composite of 7 individual photographs.
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock.  Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them
The Milky Way at Night over Sky Rock. Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them.
Morro Bay panorama, showing Morro Bay State Park (left), Morr Bay and barrier dunes, Pacific Ocean, and Morro Rock (right).  A composite of eight separate photographs
Morro Bay panorama, showing Morro Bay State Park (left), Morr Bay and barrier dunes, Pacific Ocean, and Morro Rock (right). A composite of eight separate photographs.