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Muir Beach Overlook, Looking West

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 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.

Photo captured August 18, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/402 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a beauty scene
well done

14 Jan 2013 6:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Superb shot and treatment, even the "hotspot" of the sun looks OK!

14 Jan 2013 8:07am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture of this wonderful perserved nature area. Looks to be a beautiful place to visit and see the beauty of mother nature.

14 Jan 2013 9:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Breathtaking view and love the silvery sparkle on the ocean.

14 Jan 2013 9:35am

Basile Pesso from France

Wonderful exposure, framing and light.

14 Jan 2013 10:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful colours.. love the framing and clarity.

14 Jan 2013 10:49am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Another miraculous view, you have worked with the light for optimum effect,
and it is so beautiful !~

14 Jan 2013 11:35am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic - I really love the lens flare and the beautiful ripples cross the water. Excellent shot, Steven!

14 Jan 2013 12:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful scene. Wonderful light and colours. :)

14 Jan 2013 12:47pm

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

This is FANTASTIC ... beautifully, bright colors and great clarity!

14 Jan 2013 2:28pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super Blick auf diese Landschaft. Das Licht ist Fantastisch.

14 Jan 2013 3:15pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb light, even in a difficult situation. This is a gorgeous image. Great work with framing.

14 Jan 2013 4:17pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

I only have one thing to say:
This is a POSTCARD
a beautiful card
100 from 100in my idea ;)

14 Jan 2013 7:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!

14 Jan 2013 8:56pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo and what landscape! I like it. Great work Steven. Have a lovely afternoon and amicalement Antoine.

14 Jan 2013 9:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

14 Jan 2013 11:52pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning shot of this wonderful landscape !!! The colors and light are gorgeous ...

15 Jan 2013 12:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous! I love it.

15 Jan 2013 1:29am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! The light on the water is gorgeous!

15 Jan 2013 1:56am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Awesome scenery and photo, Steven. Love the coastline fading off into forever.

15 Jan 2013 2:01am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is absolutely beautiful...the light and hues of blue...perfect!

15 Jan 2013 3:20am

Joy from Mumbai, India

Beautifull!! I like the dark blue sky and the shadow in the sea...very nice indeed!!

15 Jan 2013 4:50am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous light on this seascape.

15 Jan 2013 4:51am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love it

15 Jan 2013 8:16am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, really stunning view

15 Jan 2013 11:53am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Jan 2013 3:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful capture of an inviting place. i love how the coastline stretches away into the distance, inviting us to follow its course ...

15 Jan 2013 6:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A stunning view!

15 Jan 2013 7:49pm