Up close La jolla canyon plantlife


I wanted to show how damaged all the native plant life is from the springs fire. Each leaf has been burned in a unique way.

Title: Circle of life
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Most of the branches are black and full of ash from the fire just like this one.

Title: Ash inside
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Under the burned black skin is still living and healthy plants that are starting to grow back. Its beautiful how resilient life can be.

Title: New skin
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the colors in this last photo. The leafs on this bush might be scorched but the plant is far from dead.

Title: Scorched leaf
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8