New Year's Day at Point Reyes

The Great Beach

The Great Beach

Elephant Seal

Elephant Seal

Rainbow Sundogs (parhelions) form when sunlight hits ice crystals in the atmosphere. 

Rainbow Sundogs (parhelions) form when sunlight hits ice crystals in the atmosphere. 

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Ocean Mist

Ocean Mist

Lupine leaves glowing in late afternoon light at Point Reyes. The coastal dune habitats in the area have been invaded with European beach grass and iceplant. This has limited the success of federally endangered Tidestrom's Lupine and federally threatened snowy plover. Restoration efforts have been done in the area, but more work needs to be done as iceplant has still taken over many areas. I'm not sure which variety of lupine is shown in the photo. If you have any ideas please let me know in the comments.

Lupine leaves glowing in late afternoon light at Point Reyes. The coastal dune habitats in the area have been invaded with European beach grass and iceplant. This has limited the success of federally endangered Tidestrom's Lupine and federally threatened snowy plover. Restoration efforts have been done in the area, but more work needs to be done as iceplant has still taken over many areas. I'm not sure which variety of lupine is shown in the photo. If you have any ideas please let me know in the comments.

Watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean

Watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean

New Year's Day full moon rising over Tomales Bay

New Year's Day full moon rising over Tomales Bay

Places, AnimalsStephanie Penn