Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California , USA

Magnificent view of the Torrey Pines  coastal with wild bush sunflowers.
Torrey Pines State Reserve is a  dedicated 2000 acres park for the protection of exclusive Torrey Pines (only grow here), native chaparral plants, the un-touch beach and others wildlife in it natural environment. It remain the wildness stretch along Southern California coastal. It's consists of plateau cliff that overlook of Torrey Pines State Beach, a Torrey Pines lodge (Visitor Center-Museum Store and ranger station )  build in 1922 for Santa Fe land coompany.  It's located within San Diego City limits, bordered by Torrey Pine municipal golf course on the south.

Pelican cruising above the sea
The wildlife including rattlesnake, bobcats,seagull,lizard, foxes, sea eagle, skunks, western scrub jays, raccoon, least terns,California quail,green herons, snowy egrets, coyotes,Mule deer, rabbits, Savannah sparrows, pelican, dolphin, etc.

During whale migrating season visitor may observe grey whale and  leopard sharks.

One of the available trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

There are several rails available here ranging from sand beach to sandstone cliffs. Most of the trails is easy and  accessible by  wheelchair, visitor can have scenic view of the cliff and beach. Be careful when hiking around the trails because some area might erode by wave or wind and there might be rattle snake around too.

The exclusive Torrey Pine Tree at Torrey Pines State Reserve

The sign read" Rattlesnakes may be found in this area. They are important member of the natural community. They will not attack, but if disturbed or corned, they will defend themselves. Give them distance and respect."

Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California , USA

Magnificent view of the beach, bird watching, hiking, beach activities, sightseeing ,whale watching, etc.

How to go:
Take Interstate 5 then exit at Carmel Valley Road  and go west for 1.5 miles to Coast Highway 101. Turn left and go along the beach for 1 miles to the park entrance.

Address - 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1047

Phone - (858) 452-3226

$10 for parking fees, others is free.

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Bench at the Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach
some yellow flowers @ Torrey Pines State Reserve
Yellow bush Sunflower at Torrey Pines State Reserve
Cliff of Torrey Pines State Reserve
dead log 
Torrey Pines State Reserve, view of the beach and cliff 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bukit Keluang, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Bukit keluang is a few kilometers away from Besut ( Jetty to Perhentian and Redang islad)  and about 10 minutes drive from Tok bali. It's one of my favorite beach, incorporate with hills, beach and sea, the view there is just beautiful. There are few trails that accessible to the top of the hills and once on top the hills you can saw the magnificent view of south China sea in contrast of the hills. The wildlife of Bukit Keluang including wild boar, monkey, birds and squirrel. 

All the photos below is HDR processed beside the panoramic .
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The beautiful sunrise from Bukit Keluang Peak

Time-lapse of Sunrise 

The cloudy day 
Panoramic view of Bukit Keluang , Pulau Perhentian is just few kilometers away
The quite bukit keluang beach

 Small hut at the beach

Sunday, April 8, 2012

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica known as California poppy or golden poppy is native to the North America and was the state flower of California, protected by law in the wild. The golden orange color poppies that covered the field is the reason why California called golden state. Although considered toxic if ingested, greens were gathered before flowering, leached in running water to remove toxins, then cooked. Besides that the flower decoction used on hair to kill lice by Costanoan Indians.

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