A beautiful glassy wave with an orange peel texture is photographed at dawn with Catalina Island in the background.
A flock of brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), Catalina Island and a glassy wave -- dawn at Zuma Beach.
Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) ride a glassy wave that reflects the first sunlight that peeks over the mountains.
Dawn - tube.
The first light of the sun creates a magical pattern of reflection on a blue, glassy morning wave.
A student hand model holds a small specimen of the planktonic salp Pyrosoma atlanticum found on the beach.
A small flock of marbled godwits (Limosa fedoa) is captured at the edge of the wet sand with the first sunlight of the day.
A marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) is photographed in flight as the morning light illuminates its feathers.
Sometimes the student marine bird count gets challenging.
One of a two-person team of engineers gathering beach profile data similar to our own student data but using more expensive instruments.