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A Celebration of California

This year, we asked what makes the Golden State golden and received hundreds of photos from our Flickr contributors that say it all. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite contributions.

Evening at Yosemite © ` TheDreamSky/Flickr

Great egret © angela7dreams/Flickr

Anna's hummingbird © magill_weber/Flickr

Cliffs along the Pacific coast © biobetl/Flickr

California coast © Buffalo Ridge Shutterbug/Flickr

Carmel-by-the-Sea © croft.de/Flickr

Spindrift Point © daveganz/Flickr

Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma © djrporter/Flickr

Mt. Shasta © doestreich2011/Flickr

October in Tahoe National Forest © dleisert/Flickr

Rice fields after harvest, Central Valley, California © dzeleke/Flickr

Sunset, Santa Barbara © emilykaybachman/Flickr

Santa Monica Beach © fourchinnigan/Flickr

Windswept trees, Monterey Peninsula © glburnett/Flickr

Cattle cross Big Springs Creek © hoss2011/Flickr

California tiger salamander © JDShedd/Flickr

Santa Monica © jillykine/Flickr

Okenia (sea slug) © Ken-ichi/Flickr

Acorn woodpecker and his cache © Leslie Scopes Anderson/Flickr

Anemone © lizzyw07/Flickr

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park © ManualFoci/Flickr

Bobcat © m2o/Flickr

Fire reflected on water © MoonfireDigitalArt/Flickr

Carrizo Plain National Monument © MtHamDan/Flickr

Aleutian cackling geese, Staten Island, California © MWSYAHOO/Flickr

Irish Beach © myelectricsheep/Flickr

Mariposa © ptve/Flickr

Sunrise in the eastern Sierras © photosuze/Flickr

Devil's Punchbowl © redeye pro/Flickr

Tidy tips, San Luis Obispo County © Rob DeGraff/Flickr

Sea palms © sdttds/Flickr

Dana Point © Susan Liepa/Flickr

Little Walker Valley © digitaldi/Flickr

Pacific coast, Marin County © iamabird/Flickr

Hummingbird resting on a blackberry vine © Iryna (II K)/Flickr

Pine cones © juliagalah/Flickr

Mojave Narrows Regional Park © maguire33@verizon.net/Flickr

View to the Pacific Ocean © majipoor/Flickr

Stream, Eaton Canyon © Michael T. McNerney/Flickr

Lone oak, Indian Springs © Okup8avos/Flickr

Giant sequoia, Sequoia National Park © MissyGrippin/Flickr

Catalina © richardson.meg10/Flickr

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