California Photos including Big Sur, Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs
San Jose, California - Aerial View

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From the Air

Framing much of the United States' west coast, this glorious state is home to mountain ranges, beaches, dry desert, daunting palm trees and endless sunshine - the perfect place to decompress...

 

California has been my home since 2008, so I have many photos - more will be added so be sure to check back!

California Map
California Aerial View

Flying in from the East - just look at that glorious strecth of coastline...

Aerial View over San Jose, California

 

Another shot of the populated mountainside (I don't know exactly where this is, but somewhere in south Silicon Valley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More coastline, but looking northward

 

Aerial View over San Jose, California
Big Sur in California
Big Sur in California
Big Sur in California

 

Panorama view of an inlet

 

Dramatic scenery of the rocky coastline known as Big Sur.

A winding highway snakes along the coastline - the scenery gets better and better!

 

 

 

 

 

Same section of coastline, a bit further up the road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and looking south. 
The waters of the Pacific are so clean and blue...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clouds rolled in transforming the landscape into a haunting vista

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the intricate lines in the ground formed by wind and water. Nature is a true artist!

Big Sur in California
Big Sur in California
Big Sur Panorama
Big Sur - Looking Down

 

Looking down to a cozy beach far below

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climbing down wooden steps to a small beach. Notice the snaky waterways...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A shot of the beach before sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The end of a perfect day...

 

Big Sur Beach
Big Sur Beach
Big Sur Beach

Big Sur

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A bit further north. The terrain is so barren, then suddenly after passing a mountain range, it's soooooo populated...

 

San Jose, California - Aerial View