A Popular Perch

Ocean of Posts, Photography

Birds gather on a rock formation—a popular attraction for both seabirds and people—at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz, California. Photographer Laurence Norah writes that it’s “a wonderful place to get the sunset … A long exposure added a…


Picturesque Provence

Ocean of Posts

A single tree seems to throw forth robust, undulating rows of lavandin, a variety of lavender, in Provence, France. Lavender fields are a Provence hallmark and considered by many to be the area’s best scenery. The plant, sometimes called “blue…


Patagonian Paradise

Carpe Diem, Ocean of Posts

The renowned beauty of Chile’s Patagonia region is exemplified in this photo of French Valley in Torres del Paine National Park, submitted by Your Shot member Roger Smith. The valley is ringed by the soaring granite peaks of the 19-mile…