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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Elephant Seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery

A large gathering of elephant seals crowd the shoreline on the central coast of California near Piedras Blancas, north of San Simeon

Sunday, March 5, 2017

California Recovering From Record Drought

Hillsides pictured off Highway 41 near Cambria and Morro Bay are covered with green grass as California recovers from years of drought conditions. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

California Highway 1 to Big Sur Closed at Ragged Point

California Highway 1 is closed at Ragged Point in Big Sur due to the closure of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. During heavy rains in February, a mudslide weakened one of the massive cement columns that supports the bridge which will now have to be demolished and rebuilt. More info here

Ragged Point is as far north as one can travel on Highway 1

A woman walks past a resting female Elephant Seal in San Simeon of Hwy 1

San Simeon Pier

Friday, February 24, 2017

Homeless in Los Angeles - Skid Row

I recently spent a day photographing Skid Row and one of the missions that help the homeless in Los Angeles. Reports indicate that on any given day there are approximately 47,000 homeless in the area and the number seems to be growing.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Drought Fueled Blue Cut Fire near the Cajon Pass, Phelan, and Wrightwood, California

This photo made the New York Times -Lens - Photos of the Week.
Smoke rises from a burned out grove of trees at the Blue Cut wildfire in Wrightwood, California on August 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN ALCORN

A rabbit sits under a bush during the Blue Cut wildfire in Phelan, California on August 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN ALCORN

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Sand Fire Near Los Angeles is Now 85 Percent Contained

The massive Sand Fire, which has burned more than 38,800 acres in the Santa Clarita hillsides, is now 85 percent contained. These are someof my photos from the front lines last Sunday

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fires And Record Heat In Los Angeles

Smoke is seen in the San Gabriel Mountains as two fires burn during record-setting temperatures on the hottest day of a brutal three-day heat wave, causing widespread power outages, wildfires, and prompting officials to issue excessive heat warnings.