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  1. Western end of US/Mexico border fence

    Snapshot Title: Western end of US/Mexico border fence
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    A close view of the fence from the beach can be seen in this Gigapan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=4317



  2. Border fence Western end

    Snapshot Title: Border fence Western end
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border at Tijuana Bullring
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    An on the beach view of the very end of the border fence can be seen in this Gigapan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=4317



  3. U.S. / Mexico border boundary fence

    Snapshot Title: U.S. / Mexico border boundary fence
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border at Tijuana Bullring
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The border fence follows the terrain up and down much like the Great Wall of China. The main border crossing, often proclaimed as the busiest in the world, is only a few miles East along the fence (in...



  4. Tijuana Bullring

    Snapshot Title: Tijuana Bullring
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border at Tijuana Bullring
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    "The bulling by the sea" was moved to the coast from central Tijuana many years ago.



  5. Otay Mountains

    Snapshot Title: Otay Mountains
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    A panorama looking south at the mountains partly visible at the left of this panorama can be seen in this separate Gigapan of the lower Otay Reservoir, a few miles to the East: www.gigapan.org...



  6. Restricted nesting areas

    Snapshot Title: Restricted nesting areas
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The Tijuana River Estuary reserve is an important sanctuary for both local and migrating birds



  7. Building boom!

    Snapshot Title: Building boom!
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The real estate boom north of the border in recent years has been echoed on the Mexican side near the coast,



  8. Border Patrol

    Snapshot Title: Border Patrol
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    U.S. Border Patrol vehicle near the border fence



  9. La Jolla Cove rocks

    Snapshot Title: La Jolla Cove rocks
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seals
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The view looking back toward these rocks from the cliffs north of La Jolla Cove can be seen in this Gigapan:

    www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=2768



  10. Kayak fishing

    Snapshot Title: Kayak fishing
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    On this low tide day, these kayaks and fishing boats are over the kelp beds just outside the reserve boundaries



  11. California Sea Lions

    Snapshot Title: California Sea Lions
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Sea Lions are commonly seen in the water and on a rocky shelf below these cliffs. Here, they are floating with flippers raised to regulate body temperature. Harbor seals congregate on Casa Beach a mil...



  12. Surfin' La Jolla

    Snapshot Title: Surfin' La Jolla
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    La Jolla Shores is La Jolla's biggest & best surfing & swimming beach



  13. Waiting for waves. . .

    Snapshot Title: Waiting for waves. . .
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Back of the wave view of surfers across the bay at La Jolla Shores beach



  14. Swimmer

    Snapshot Title: Swimmer
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The underwater ecological reserve is the most popular location for San Diego scuba divers and snorkellers



  15. Kayaks

    Snapshot Title: Kayaks
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Pelicans, La Jolla Cliffs, La Jolla / San Diego, California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This underwater ecological reserve is popular with kayakers



  16. Swimmer

    Snapshot Title: Swimmer
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Pelicans, La Jolla Cliffs, La Jolla / San Diego, California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This swimmer appears twice because he/she was swimming to the North/right, the same direction the camera was moving. There are at least two swimmers going South.



  17. California Sea Lion

    Snapshot Title: California Sea Lion
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Pelicans, La Jolla Cliffs, La Jolla / San Diego, California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This sea lion has boldly come up onto rocks very close to La Jolla Cove, La Jolla's most popular and usually crowded swimming beach which is tucked in just to the left. Sea lions usually frequent mor...



  18. Cerveza Mexicana

    Snapshot Title: Cerveza Mexicana
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border Beach / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Bullfight sponsor



  19. Coronado Islands, Baja California

    Snapshot Title: Coronado Islands, Baja California
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border Beach / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Four uninhabited islands belonging to Mexico 13 km off the Baja coast. A casino once thrived on the largest island in the 1920's.



  20. Border fence section #

    Snapshot Title: Border fence section #
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border Beach / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Each section of the current border fence is numbered originating at some point to the East



  21. Western terminus of USA/Mexico Border fence

    Snapshot Title: Western terminus of USA/Mexico Border fence
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: USA/Mexico Border Beach / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Errant Mexican beach balls are regularly retrieved by crossing through the bars and quickly returning from the US side under the watchful gaze of the US Border Patrol



  22. Ream Field Auxiliary Naval Air Station

    Snapshot Title: Ream Field Auxiliary Naval Air Station
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Buildings on the edge of the airfield now used by U.S. Navy helicopters



  23. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    Snapshot Title: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Hills above central Tijuana, walking distance from the US border



  24. Goat Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Goat Canyon
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Now blocked on the Mexican side by the graded banks of the roadway from central Tijuana to the coast, this was probably the route the Spanish took when they first entered Alta Californiaby by land aft...



  25. USS Midway aircraft carrier museum

    Snapshot Title: USS Midway aircraft carrier museum
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Skyline
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    A close-up view from the other side can be seen in this panorama:
    www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=2615



  26. Star of India, Iron-hulled sailing ship

    Snapshot Title: Star of India, Iron-hulled sailing ship
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Skyline
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Built in 1863 in The Isle of Man as "Euterpe". In San Diego since 1926, it is now the centerpiece of the San Diego Maritime Museum which sails it once a year and so calls it the world's oldest active ...



  27. Tiijuana River outlet / view of Baja California

    Snapshot Title: Tiijuana River outlet / view of Baja California
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary beach, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The Tijuana River drains here from a watershed largely in Mexico and enters the Pacific Ocean on the US side a mile north of the border. The Tijuana bullring and Playas de Tijuana, a suburb of the cit...



  28. Goat Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Goat Canyon
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This is the probable route taken when the Spanish first entered present-day California in May 1769



  29. Tijuana bullring by the sea

    Snapshot Title: Tijuana bullring by the sea
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The Tijuana bullring is just a few feet south of the US/Mexico border



  30. Tijuana Estuary Reserve visitor center

    Snapshot Title: Tijuana Estuary Reserve visitor center
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The National Estuarine Research Reserve at the outlet of the Tijuana River is a California State Park



  31. Egret

    Snapshot Title: Egret
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The Tijuana estuary provides important habitat for more than 370 local and migrating bird species



  32. Egret

    Snapshot Title: Egret
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach / San Diego, CA / SW corner of U.S.
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    The Tijuana estuary provides important habitat for more than 370 local and migrating bird species



  33. Swimming harbor seal

    Snapshot Title: Swimming harbor seal
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seal Beach
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Although the seals seem lazy on the beach, they're very active and fascinating to watch in the water.



  34. Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve

    Snapshot Title: Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Reserve
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seal Wall
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    See close-up view in this Gigapan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=2695



  35. Torrey Pines State Reserve

    Snapshot Title: Torrey Pines State Reserve
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seal Wall
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Named after the unique pine trees which are only found naturally within the park or near it's boundaries. This panorama was created on a summer-like California day in January but winter can be seen in...



  36. Seal watchers

    Snapshot Title: Seal watchers
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seal Wall
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Sea wall with railing makes an ideal situation for watching natural seal behavior on the beach or in the water.



  37. seal pup

    Snapshot Title: seal pup
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seals
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This panorama was taken in mid February, early into the pupping season and several newly born seals can be found in it.



  38. Resting harbor seals

    Snapshot Title: Resting harbor seals
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: San Diego Seals
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    These harbor seals need this beach to rest to recover from deep dives for fish and crustaceans in the marine canyons just offshore. All of the many miles of beaches in San Diego are developed for huma...



  39. Broken Hill

    Snapshot Title: Broken Hill
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: La Jolla cliff view, La Jolla / San Diego California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    This sandstone bluff feature of the Torrey Pines State Reserve can be seen in detail in the separate panorama: "Broken Hill, Torrey Pines, San Diego, California"



  40. Pelicans

    Snapshot Title: Pelicans
    Taken by: viewfinder

    Image: Pelicans, La Jolla Cliffs, La Jolla / San Diego, California
    Image Owner: viewfinder



    Description:

    Pelicans on La Jolla Cliff



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