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Muir Beach Overlook

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The grand sweep of the continent's edge - from the top of Mount Tamalpais to this bluff above the sea and out to the Farallon Islands - is a seamless span of interdependent plant and animal communities. Habitats converge, species from one habitat feed upon species from another. Dry land gives way to ocean, but the web of life is rich in complexity, crossing harsh boundaries.

Most of what you see looks as it did 10,000 years ago. This area is wonderfully preserved. Coyote brush and other vegetation provide cover and food to bobcats, monarch butterflies, and other mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects. The tide pools at the water's edge and the deep waters teem with marine plants and animals, including migrating whales.

A two-shot panoramic captured August 18, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another very successful stitched panorama, beautiful coastline.

11 Jan 2013 8:22am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super panoramic view

11 Jan 2013 8:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful panorama.. It is important that it is preserved.

11 Jan 2013 9:10am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful long vista. Excellent pano !

11 Jan 2013 2:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful stitched photo, Steven ... and the text is marvelous!
I think that's the top of the GGB I see above the cloud bank.
One suggestion ... while doing your processing, you might have straighted the horizon. ;(

11 Jan 2013 2:18pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine sehr schöne Panoramaaufnahme.

11 Jan 2013 5:34pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

As always a master photo of a landscape, the only minor mystery I see is the building which
resides in the clouds, very beautiful photo, and I see the clouds as fogging the horizon line,
a superb photo which one can find so little fault with, it gives notion to petty things some of
the bugs find fault with that they should not !~

11 Jan 2013 5:45pm

@Phil Morris: The "building" which resides in the clouds is actually the Sutro Tower. :-)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

An excellentl panorama. The contrast of the blue sea with the coastline is very beautiful

11 Jan 2013 6:01pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractively cropped to emphasize the land reaching out into the sea ...

11 Jan 2013 6:09pm

Florence from Paris, France

It reminds me VERY good memories dear. Thanks for sharing.

11 Jan 2013 7:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is a magnificent panorama!

11 Jan 2013 9:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine pano

11 Jan 2013 9:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is wonderful and makes me long for the coast ...Thank you, Steven :-)

11 Jan 2013 9:50pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

So glad to hear that it's being preserved, nature and animals need all the help they can get! That is a fantastic panorama Steven, it really captures the vastness, I like!

11 Jan 2013 11:36pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

superb photo

11 Jan 2013 11:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic panoramic view! Gorgeous landscape. The blue of the ocean is beautiful!

12 Jan 2013 12:15am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great view of the landscape and coast ~ beautiful!

12 Jan 2013 12:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful and interesting.

12 Jan 2013 3:16am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture
Have a lovely day :)

12 Jan 2013 7:59am

tatar@y from France

Belle lumière et attrayante image.)

12 Jan 2013 1:30pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo ! A fabulous view !

12 Jan 2013 1:31pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful panorama with very nice composition.

13 Jan 2013 4:19am

Romina from tehran, Iran

Wow what a dreamy weather :) lovely

13 Jan 2013 5:07am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is an excellent shot! I love it, the intensity of the blue and I find it pretty cool that it's been preserved for so long.

13 Jan 2013 8:23pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with a very nice landscape. I like it. Have a lovely afternoon Steven. Amicalement Antoine

13 Jan 2013 8:53pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Impressive panoramic view of this amazing landscape !!! Excellent stitch job Steven ...

13 Jan 2013 11:07pm