Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier with Holiday Christmas Lights at Night

Each December, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier is adorned with holiday Christmas lights and a tree at the end of the pier. It’s a beautiful display. For about as long as I have owned a drone, I have flown it at sunset to capture the lights reflected in the ocean, with La Jolla Shores, Blacks Beach and the buildings of the Scripps campus in the background. Here are a few of my favorites. ¬†Cheers, and thanks for looking!

Scripps Pier and Christmas Lights during holiday season, night exposure, La Jolla Coastline, Aerial view, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Pier and Christmas Lights during holiday season, night exposure, La Jolla Coastline, Aerial view.
Image ID: 38181
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial, La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial.
Image ID: 39879
Location: La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier,  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial, La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial.
Image ID: 39880
Location: La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial, La Jolla, California

Holiday Christmas Lights on Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, sunset, aerial.
Image ID: 39881
Location: La Jolla, California

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier at dawn, with Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree, La Jolla, California

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier at dawn, with Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree.
Image ID: 37553
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier at dawn, with Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree, La Jolla, California

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier at dawn, with Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree.
Image ID: 37552
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!