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Stormy gray clouds stir above the beautiful Pacific Coastline at Natural Bridges State Park. The storm clouds make for a deep hues and dramatic skies at the popular little beach which sits at the northern most end of the little town of Santa Cruz. Popular with tourist and locals for its stunning views, natural arch, sandy beaches and during winter clusters of thousands of Monarch Butterflies. Here the famous rock formation from which the park gets its name. The natural formation originally consisted of two connecting bridges but one collapsed back in the 70's. Such is the destiny of all such formations along the Pacific Coast due to the constant erosive forces of the sea. Eventually even this natural bridge will be turned in to bits of sand by the Pacific. However as these formations deteriorate, new ones are being carved from solid rock. All things change, especially along the Pacific Coast.

© Darvin Atkeson

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Comments (5)

Argenna on June 13, 2012

Like and voted.

~ Denise Cottin ~ on June 15, 2012

Voted for this fantastic photo!

Georgy K on June 24, 2012


aman412 on June 29, 2012

Fantastically beautiful & you captured it so well.


Hearty greetings from India,Aman

aman412 on June 30, 2012

Second time VOTED

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Darvin Atkeson
Bass Lake, California

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Darvin Atkeson
    • Taken on 2012/04/09 18:19:33
    • Exposure: 0.600s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash