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Sunrise seen from the Sunset Strip, dominating Los Angeles for a short quiet time with a breathtaking tangerine sky.
A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) landing in Atascadero Creek, Goleta California.
Child in attumn
A Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) resting on a cliffside bush, More Mesa, Goleta, California.
Young Tibetan girl
Anatomy of Ted the Amorphophallus Titanum
Before I visited the LA Zoo, I had planned to take a picture of the "eye of the tiger." When I visited the zoo, the tigers were sleeping. so the visitors waited until they woke up.
Carlsbad Caverns, NM: Reflection of ceiling stalactites in still water on the cavern floor
A hamster couple.
Sunrise on Hani Rice Terraces
An osprey was having a late lunch on a high tree; its eye was very startled when it was dropped a piece of fish.
A fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus) resting on a fence on a cloudy grey day.
Osprey Talons out and fully focused on the fish meal ahead of him. Taken on a Nikon D300s Tokina 100-300 AT-X PRO AF f4 lens.
San Francisco, summarized: Seagull accompanied by Golden Gate Bridge and sailboat
I had a chance to pass a part of the Eastern Sierra, where there was a vast wildness with dead trees. Between those dead trees, little tiny branches are rasied out; it is natural power.
A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) watches workers pick vegetables in a nearby field, hoping to catch a spooked rodent.
Amazing fountain.
Ocean rocks through the trees and rare lichens of Allan Memorial Cypress Grove
Tiny sparkling crystals on the leaves lead me into another world through a prism of rainbow lights.
Early in the morning, when the blades of grass are covered with dew, I try to capture a scene of nature's many beauties through the dew drops before the sun makes them disappear.
Mute swans (Cygnus olor) dozing in the morning sun on Atascadero Creek in Goleta, California.
trees on the lake.
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus) resting on a fence on a cloudy grey day.

A fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus) resting on a fence on a cloudy grey day.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
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© Eric Jacob.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2013
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2013, 1:45 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Aperture: f5.6
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PHOTO LOCATION Goleta, California, United States of America