I've never been to Thor's Well but this looks like a smaller version of it. This photo was taken at my second visit to the location and it wasn't an easy shot. I had to stay there for an hour to capture a perfect wave as well as an interesting sky and that was when I met a green turtle nearby. My shoes were completely soaked by sea water and they became really hard after drying out 😂 lesson learned: don't be lazy to pack your rain boots when you plan for a seascape.
It was a spectacular experience to visit this secret petroglyph panel. Research says this could be used as a lunar calender because there are 13 "moons" on it along with other special symbols that might represent certain events. This panel was craved by ancient native American thousands of years ago. Looking at it just makes you wonder what life they would have been through. I didn't bother to look for many different compositions as I normally do. Instead, I ended up spending more time on enjoying the atmosphere right there, under the same starry sky they saw.
Today is World Animal Day. This whale watching trip is definitely a breathtaking one. It is hard to describe the feeling when you see such giant creatures feeding together, waving their pectoral fins, and jumping out of the sea. There even was a man doing stand up paddling right next to the humpback whale crowd. I bet that must be another unforgettable experience.
My first time visit to Malibu. I missed the sunset but ended up taking a milky way shot. The condition there is not really ideal for the milky way itself, as the road lights are pretty bright, which really helps with a clear foreground though.
The Volcanoes National Park was completely closed. Luckily the massive lava flow can be seen miles away so we don't have to go shoot this view at Jagger Museum. It's hard to find a good foreground at night though especially when you go with family. 😂 Anyways, "lava/volcano lighting up the milky way" checks 😉
A last minute plan for the July 4th fireworks. Honestly I thought the fireworks would come out from the right side of the tower but I am wrong...😂 Anyway, this location is really worth going, and I am definitely coming back for another shot later!