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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, Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California Milky Way galaxy rises above the Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park 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 Clearing storm clouds over Broken Hill, overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Milky Way galaxy rises above the Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park 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 Torrey Pines State Reserve, Broken Hill at Dawn, San Diego, California Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historical record, Valley of Fire State Park 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 Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Razor Point view to La Jolla, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve Quarter Moon over Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Broken Hill in soft pre-dawn light, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Torrey Pines State Reserve. La Jolla and Mount Soledad in the distance, San Diego, California Broken Hill by the first light of dawn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California 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 The Fire Wave by Moonlight, stars and the night sky, Valley of Fire State Park Torrey Pines cliffs and storm clouds at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sunset over Flat Rock on Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California Torrey Pines cliffs at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Rising sun creates the photographers shadow on a sandstone wall, Valley of Fire State Park Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California Torrey Pines sea cliffs at sunset, Flat Rock at low tide, looking north, Blacks Beach, La Jolla, California Broken Hill in soft pre-dawn light, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Earth Shadow over the Pacific, Torrey Pines, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego Broken Hill by the first light of dawn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla and Mount Soledad in the distance, San Diego, California Desert Lily Hersperocallis undulata, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Torrey Pines cliffs, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Natural arch formed in sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park Fire Arch or Windstone Arch, also known as Fire Cave, is a tiny cave with a miniature arch and a group of natural pocket holes.  Many people walk by this cave without realizing it is there!, Valley of Fire State Park 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 Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Razor Point view to La Jolla, San Diego, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve Brittlebush at sunrise, dawn, springtime bloom, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Torrey Pines storm clouds at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at 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, San Diego, California Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California   more ...

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