Best of 2004: Bolsa Chica to Bali

Enjoy this collection representing this year's travels and local pursuits: Sequoia National Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Long Beach, Florida Keys, Mexico, Indonesia, and more. Click images to enlarge.

The sea

Florida Keys and Bay  Inbound fishing boat, Bali Sea, Indonesia

Beach habitats

Crystal Cove house before renovation, California  Bean clams (Donax gouldii) at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California


Runner along Santa Ana River, Fountain Valley, California  Seasonal creek mouth, Long Beach, California

Late afternoon

Rushing wave, Laguna Beach, California  Frangipani tree shadow near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Rocky tidelines

Mysterious rock arch, Baja California, Mexico  Tilting and crumbling rock, Crystal Cove State Park, California

Global trade

Container ships awaiting unloading, Port of Long Beach, California  Container ships off Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California


Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys  Appian Way Bridge, Long Beach, California


Remote left point in Los Angeles County, California  Wave-undercut cliff on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali, Indonesia


Wayan the farmer, Tegalalang, Bali, Indonesia  Long-tailed macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), Bali, Indonesia


Salton Sea and Imperial Valley, California  Rice plants, Bali, Indonesia

Long Beach

Long Beach, California bike path and port  Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita


Spiral Staircase framing Pacific, Laguna Beach, California  Mike Reed composing a slightly different photograph, Montaña de Oro State Park, California

Snowy egrets

Snowy egret (Egretta thula), Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, California  Snowy Egret at Bolsa Chica


Frangipani flower in cup near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia  California bush sunflower (Encelia californica), Crystal Cove State Park