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Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14355  
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17679  
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa.  Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa. Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006.
Location: Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California
Image ID: 15299  
The Tree of Eons, a spectacular dendritic formation in the Bentonic 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 Bentonic 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.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 37951  
Panorama dimensions: 11000 x 15000
Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17828  
Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17855  
Steller sea lions (Northern sea lions) gather on rocks.  Steller sea lions are the largest members of the Otariid (eared seal) family.  Males can weigh up to 2400 lb, females up to 770 lb, Eumetopias jubatus, Chiswell Islands, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Steller sea lions (Northern sea lions) gather on rocks. Steller sea lions are the largest members of the Otariid (eared seal) family. Males can weigh up to 2400 lb., females up to 770 lb.
Species: Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus
Location: Chiswell Islands, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Image ID: 16977  
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff by the Sea, California
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave.
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California
Image ID: 23293  
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  
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14354  
Pre-Dawn over the Tree of Eons, Utah. The Tree of Eons is a spectacular geologic sight near the San Rafael Swell.  Erosion has cut a "tree" through red, blue, purple and white layers of the Chinle formation. The Tree of Eons is a superb example of dendritic erosion and to really appreciate the complex fractal-like details it must be observed from above.  Photographed here in the soft, predawn light, it takes on magenta, red and purple hues just before the sun reaches it. Aerial panoramic photograph
Pre-Dawn over the Tree of Eons, Utah. The Tree of Eons is a spectacular geologic sight near the San Rafael Swell. Erosion has cut a "tree" through red, blue, purple and white layers of the Chinle formation. The Tree of Eons is a superb example of dendritic erosion and to really appreciate the complex fractal-like details it must be observed from above. Photographed here in the soft, predawn light, it takes on magenta, red and purple hues just before the sun reaches it. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 38027  
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 18706  
Breaking wave, tube, hollow barrel, morning surf
Breaking wave, tube, hollow barrel, morning surf.
Image ID: 19553  
California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30364  
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad, California
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad, California.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17407  
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17717  
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17718  
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17720  
Tony Gatti, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Tony Gatti, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17777  
Tony Gatti, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Tony Gatti, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17780  
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17854  
A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge
A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 16988  
A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge
A wave, breaking with powerful energy, at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 16992  
A tube, the inside of a breaking wave, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
A tube, the inside of a breaking wave.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 17007  
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph
Fantastic colorful sedimentary patterns of Bentonite layers, seen as striations exposed in the Utah Badlands. The Bentonite Hills are composed of the Brushy Basin shale member of the Morrison Formation formed during Jurassic times when mud, silt, fine sand, and volcanic ash were deposited in swamps and lakes into layers, now revealed through erosion. Aerial photograph.
Location: Utah
Image ID: 37947  
Molly's Castle, aerial view, Goblin Valley State Park. Curtis Formation whiteish caprock is on top, with reddish Entrada Sandstone below, both of Jurassic era.  Molly's castle lies in the San Rafael desert near Goblin Valley, and drains into the Colorado River watershed. Aerial panoramic photograph
Molly's Castle, aerial view, Goblin Valley State Park. Curtis Formation whiteish caprock is on top, with reddish Entrada Sandstone below, both of Jurassic era. Molly's castle lies in the San Rafael desert near Goblin Valley, and drains into the Colorado River watershed. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Location: Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
Image ID: 37950  
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Image ID: 30257  
California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30353  
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17784  
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