Crystal Cove state beach is home to some very interesting tide pools. This image was photographed for a 44ft x 8ft. wall mural application. After a few unsuccessful attempts to acquire enough pixels for such a challenging aspect ratio, the low tide finally provided the opportunity. Interesting detail was now visible all along the nearly 180 degree rotation of the camera towards the water. Of course with the water moving around as it was, the 54 source images were very challenging to assemble.
Please visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks website to further explore the natural heritage of Orange County, CA.