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Swoosh

[singlepic id=202 w= h= float=center] The level of protection from erosion that helm grass (Ammophila arenaria) provides for dunes is incredible. This European beachgrass is an invasive species in the United States, but in the Netherlands it is actively planted wherever … Continue reading

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Incoming

[singlepic id=188 w= h= float=center] We enjoyed camping with friends in Montana de Oro State Park over Thanksgiving and this shot was taken at Spooner’s Cove. The name Montana de Oro (“Mountain of Gold” in Spanish) comes from the golden wildflowers … Continue reading

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Glimpse

[singlepic id=166 w= h= float=center] I spent the past two days scouting north of the bay. On Monday night I camped at Lake Berryessa in Napa County. As I arrived there after dark, I had no idea how scenic this area … Continue reading

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Feels like Summer

[singlepic id=162 w= h= float=center] Another one from Ano Nuevo State Park. At 5 p.m. I got out of the restricted area where the elephant seals are and I was heading to the parking lot when I turned around to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

[singlepic id=149 w= h= float=center] Yesterday, I drove to Ano Nuevo State Park, originally to take pictures of elephant seals, but the park decided on short notice to close the viewing area for the day. Maybe all the volunteers — … Continue reading

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Boiling bay

[singlepic id=148 w= h= float=center] The fog made it look like the bay was boiling. A few minutes earlier it had been so high that the bridge was completely hidden. Happy Halloween!

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Cotton-candy sunrise

[singlepic id=147 w= h= float=center] As promised, here’s another shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken about an hour later than this one. As the temperature increased with the rise of the sun, a lot more fog came into the bay. … Continue reading

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The Golden Gate

[singlepic id=146 w= h= float=center] The Golden Gate Bridge this morning. The temperature difference between the colder pacific ocean on the right and the warm bay on the left caused fog to stream past the bridge and into the bay … Continue reading

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Village with a view

[singlepic id=134 w= h= float=center] We saw this village in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. It looked as if the houses were built to duck from the strong winds that haunt this area. sgid: lat: 7.05585 lon: 39.64458

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Early risers

[singlepic id=130 w= h= float=center] This shot was taken in August at Lake Nyabikere (The Lake of Frogs) in Uganda. And indeed, every night thousands of frogs staged a cacophonous concert of high-pitched calls that individually sounded very much like … Continue reading

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