Point Lobos

The Pelicans at Point Lobos

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In early October, 2013, thousands of Brown Pelicans and Black Cormorants descended upon the rocks and enclaves around Point Lobos State Reserve in the Big Sur area just south of Carmel, California. While Pelican and Cormorant migrations are not uncommon along California's Central Coast, the large number of birds that gathered during this time of the year was completely unexpected, inasmuch as autumn is not their normal mating season. The birds literally covered the rocks in and around the reserve.

Wildflowers by the Cove

Wildflowers grow alongside the waters edge as the sun sets into the west. While I shot this there was a deer and her fawn a few feet away grazing for a late snack.

Wildflowers grow alongside the waters edge as the sun sets into the west. While I shot this there was a deer and her fawn a few feet away grazing for a late snack.

Peace and Serenity

It's like my second home.

It's like my second home.

Mesmerized

I want to keep going back!

I want to keep going back!

Mesmerized

Fell in love with this place in an instant and I want to keep going back.

Fell in love with this place in an instant and I want to keep going back.

The Drop Off

This was a very interesting wave creation. The wave dropped over a small reef and crashed up the rock face of the shore.

This was a very interesting wave creation. The wave dropped over a small reef and crashed up the rock face of the shore.

Seagull at Rest Atop the Point

This seagull was quite cooperative while I took this photo.

This seagull was quite cooperative while I took this photo.

Point Lobos Arches.

Oil Pastel on board. Painted after visiting Point Lobos in September 2012.

Oil Pastel on board. Painted after visiting Point Lobos in September 2012.

Point Lobos Arches.

This is an Oil Pastel painting of Arches I did after visiting Point Lobos park in September of 2012. I found myself totally in love with that place and hope be back some time.This painting is available. Please check out my web site or contact me for more information.

This is an Oil Pastel painting of Arches I did after visiting Point Lobos park in September of 2012. I found myself totally in love with that place and hope be back some time.This painting is available. Please check out my web site or contact me for more information.