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Natural Bridges State Beach

Monterey Bay Region

California’s vast coastline undoubtedly harbors many great landscape locations. We chose Santa Cruz just south of San Francisco. Its natural beauty is present in the pristine beaches, lush redwood forests and rich farmland. The county is situated at the northern end of Monteray Bay on a wide coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here the ocean is flanked by steep cliffs that are difficult to traverse in order to gain access to the various coves and beaches that shelter the best photography locations.

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In a Nutshell

Bird, wildlife and natural landscape photography is an enjoyable and absorbing pastime. It is also an immense amount of fun! The advent of the digital camera and image enhancement software has had a significant impact on what was once the domain of professionals and serious amateurs. Today, it's an accessible and affordable hobby, no matter what the level of entry. If you are starting from scratch, as we did, you will soon discover...