A Cabin in the Woods, San Miguel, California

I rented a small log cabin with a bed, a fireplace, and a tiny kitchenette, an idyllic place where peacocks strolled by my cabin windows, waking me up with their pecking in the glass behind my pillow.

Elephant Seals, San Simeon, California

I found a large colony of hundreds of elephant seals resting on a beach. They were so still that I was afraid they might be dead. After observing them for a while, I noticed some were moving their tails gently, opening their eyes, scratching, or sliding a few centimeters on the sand.

McWay Creek waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California

I walked the trails among the flowers, enjoyed the warm breeze and the marvelous view of the ocean, and, of course, I was able to photograph the waterfall that lived up to its fame.

Point Reyes National Park, California

Giant waves crashed against the shore where the common murres sought refuge, occupying all the available space on the rocks. I saw humpback whales leaping in the water in the distance during their migration north and after a bend in the road, I found a group of deer grazing.

Eureka, California

With the first lights before dawn, I was ready to start my new adventure. After leaving San Francisco behind, I drove to my new destination: a tiny house in the middle of a blooming garden in Eureka. It served as my base and inspiration to explore a fantastic and beautiful area on the Northern California Coast.

Klamath, California

Seals are similar to their sea lion cousins but smaller, and their pectoral flippers are much shorter, so they cannot walk upright and must slide on their rounded bodies.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, California