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  • 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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