Stock Photos of California

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Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36845  
California Sea Lion Resting in the Sun, on rocky reef, Zalophus californianus, La Jolla
California Sea Lion Resting in the Sun, on rocky reef.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36860  
Western Grebes rushing in a courtship display. Rushiing grebes run across the water 60 feet (20m) or further with their feet hitting the water as rapidly as 20 times per second, Aechmophorus occidentalis, Lake Hodges, San Diego, California
Western Grebes rushing in a courtship display. Rushiing grebes run across the water 60 feet (20m) or further with their feet hitting the water as rapidly as 20 times per second.
Species: Western grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
Location: Lake Hodges, San Diego, California
Image ID: 37850  
Full Moon rising over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Harbor Island. Mount San Miguel is to the right, Lyons Peak to the left, in the distance
Full Moon rising over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Harbor Island. Mount San Miguel is to the right, Lyons Peak to the left, in the distance.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 29121  
California Brown Pelican head throw, stretching its throat to keep it flexible and healthy, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
California Brown Pelican head throw, stretching its throat to keep it flexible and healthy.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30304  
Killer whale attacking sea lion.  Biggs transient orca and California sea lion, Orcinus orca, Zalophus californianus, Palos Verdes
Killer whale attacking sea lion. Biggs transient orca and California sea lion.
Species: California sea lion, Killer whale, Orcinus orca, Zalophus californianus
Location: Palos Verdes, California
Image ID: 30428  
Lunar Eclipse Sequence, the path of the moon through the sky as it progresses from being fully visible (top) to fully eclipsed (middle) to almost fully visible again (bottom), viewed through Arch Rock, April 4 2015, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Lunar Eclipse Sequence, the path of the moon through the sky as it progresses from being fully visible (top) to fully eclipsed (middle) to almost fully visible again (bottom), viewed through Arch Rock, April 4 2015.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 30713  
California brown pelican in flight, braking to land on seacliffs, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
California brown pelican in flight, braking to land on seacliffs.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36726  
El Capitan eastern face, sunrise, Yosemite National Park, California
El Capitan eastern face, sunrise.
Location: El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 22745  
Fletcher Peak (11407') rises above Fletcher Lake (10174'), near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite's high country, Yosemite National Park, California
Fletcher Peak (11407') rises above Fletcher Lake (10174'), near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite's high country.
Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 23208  
Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Opuntia, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Species: Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Opuntia
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10975  
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15458  
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff by the Sea, California
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave.
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California
Image ID: 23293  
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, Catalina Island
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 23432  
Rainbow and clearing storm clouds, sunrise light on Manly Beacon, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California
Rainbow and clearing storm clouds, sunrise light on Manly Beacon, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California.
Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 27660  
Downtown Los Angeles at night, street lights, buildings light up the night
Downtown Los Angeles at night, street lights, buildings light up the night.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Image ID: 27725  
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.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 28397  
Panorama dimensions: 4332 x 11344
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17680  
A green wave breaking, with sunset light filtering through, Ponto, Carlsbad, California
A green wave breaking, with sunset light filtering through.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 19395  
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.
Location: Bishop, California
Image ID: 28817  
Panorama dimensions: 13870 x 16600
Batiquitos Lagoon and Ponto, stormy sunset, aerial panoramic photograph, Carlsbad, California
Batiquitos Lagoon and Ponto, stormy sunset, aerial panoramic photograph.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 37944  
Panorama dimensions: 6058 x 15573
Sunrise over The Mount Soledad Cross, a landmark in La Jolla, California. The Mount Soledad Cross is a 29-foot-tall cross erected in 1954. Aerial photo
Sunrise over The Mount Soledad Cross, a landmark in La Jolla, California. The Mount Soledad Cross is a 29-foot-tall cross erected in 1954. Aerial photo.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38096  
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.
Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Image ID: 38130  
Panorama dimensions: 4417 x 9952
South Casa Cove and Childrens Pool sea wall, with tourist crowds at sunset on a low tide, La Jolla
South Casa Cove and Childrens Pool sea wall, with tourist crowds at sunset on a low tide, La Jolla.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38188  
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Point La Jolla at sunset, La Jolla and Mount Soledad. People enjoying the sunset on the sea wall looking at sea lions on the rocks
Aerial Panoramic Photo of Point La Jolla at sunset, La Jolla and Mount Soledad. People enjoying the sunset on the sea wall looking at sea lions on the rocks.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38207  
Panorama dimensions: 5354 x 9669
Flat Rock and Torrey Pines Seacliffs at Sunset, aerial photo, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Flat Rock and Torrey Pines Seacliffs at Sunset, aerial photo.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 38227  
South Carlsbad State Beach and campground, aerial photo
South Carlsbad State Beach and campground, aerial photo.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 38228  
Panorama dimensions: 4357 x 9642
San Clemente Island aerial photo, Pyramid Head and Balanced Rock (China Hat) at the southern end of the island.  San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island, exhibits distinctive geologic terracing, underwater reefs and giant kelp forests
San Clemente Island aerial photo, Pyramid Head and Balanced Rock (China Hat) at the southern end of the island. San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island, exhibits distinctive geologic terracing, underwater reefs and giant kelp forests.
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 38483  
Lunar Eclipse Sequence Over Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve. 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. October 8, 2014, San Diego, California
Lunar Eclipse Sequence Over Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve. 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. October 8, 2014.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 29412  
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.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 29416  
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