Cedar waxwings enjoy ripe fruit from native coffeeberry plants during their annual winter visit to Prunedale.
A cyclist rides through a puddle near the entrance to Wharf 2 in Monterey during a break in heavy rains on Dec. 2, 2019.
A baile folklórico group decked out in colorful attire performs at Creekside Elementary School’s annual fall festival in October.
The stars above Pico Blanco rotate around Polaris on a cold and cloudless night in Big Sur, as seen from the Ridge Trail in Andrew Molera State Park.
A clear night at Carmel River State Beach reveals a brilliant milky way and a windbreak shelter.
A firefighter works to suppress flames on a home in the 1200 block of Hamilton Ave. in Seaside on Nov. 1. Flames from a car fire jumped to a nearby home, destroying it and jumped to another home next door. No one was injured.
A unique algae called trentepohlia grows on the north-facing cypress trees in Point Pinos, turning them red.
A cyclist rides along 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach heading toward a “fog-bow,” also known as a white rainbow.
A performer dressed as Freddie Mercury sings Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” during the second Werk Witch Drag Show at CSUMB on Oct. 12.