Wild Places
of Southern California



A Photographic Odyssey
by Michael L. Charters

 


Coyote Wash
Anza-Borrego State Park




Looking south from Angeles Crest Highway
San Gabriel Mountains




Malibu Creek State Park
Santa Monica Mountains





Spiderweb
Santa Monica Mountains




Rancho Satwiwa trail into Big Sycamore Canyon
Santa Monica Mountains




Brand Motorway post-burn
Verdugo Mountains





Big Sycamore Canyon
Santa Monica Mountains




Summit of White Mountain, 14,246'
White-Inyo Range



Chesebro Canyon
San Fernando Valley



Conejo Open Space
San Fernando Valley




Bristlecone pine forest
White-Inyo Mountains




Devil's Punchbowl
West Mojave Desert


Blister Beetle
Eureka Valley



Granite Mountains
East Mojave Desert





Golden-mantled ground squirrel
White Mountains



Sunset over Kelso Dunes
Mojave National Preserve




Sunset
White Mountains



Moonrise over the Granites
Mojave National Preserve



Dead pines
San Bernardino Mountains


Andreas Canyon
Colorado Desert



Big red skimmer
Indian Canyons


Coastline from Backbone Trail above La Jolla Valley
Santa Monica Mountains


Malibu Creek
Santa Monica Mountains


View from Mishe Mokwe Trail
Santa Monica Mountains


Tarantula
East Mojave Desert


Mt. San Gorgonio from Black Rock Canyon
Joshua Tree National Park


Along Rt. 58 between Tehachapi and Bakersfield
Kern County


View from Mt. Waterman
San Gabriel Mountains


Brown pelicans
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve


Living Desert
Coachella Valley

 

Box Canyon
Mecca Hills


Chumash Wilderness
Mt. Pinos



Chuckwalla
Joshua Tree National Park


Soda Dry Lake
Zzyzx, Mojave National Preserve


Wind Wolves Preserve
Kern County


Layered cliffs
Red Rock Canyon State Paek

 

White-lined sphinx moth
Palm Springs



Vernal pools
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve


San Mateo Wilderness
Santa Ana Mountains

 

Spring wildflowers in Short Canyon
Kern County

 

Monarch butterfly
Santa Barbara County


Algodones Dunes
Imperial County

 

Mission Creek Preserve
Colorado Desert south of Morongo

 

Spring wildflowers
Death Valley National Park east of Salsberry Pass


Badwater, Death Valley National Park
282' below sea level


After the Cedar fire of 2003
Laguna Mountains


Calleguas Creek
Ventura County


Sturtevant Falls
Big Santa Anita Canyon



Rocky Oaks Pond before the rain
Santa Monica Mountains



Rocky Oaks Pond after the rain
Santa Monica Mountains


Inner Bay
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve


Great egret
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve


View south from Vincent Gap
Angeles Crest Highway


Banded orb weaver
Santa Rosa Plateau


Carpinteria Bluffs Seal Sanctuary



©  2004 Michael L. Charters Sierra Madre, CA.