Snapshots of Sonoma County
Enjoy these reader-contributed photographs of our beautiful region!
Petaluma River on a winter’s night. Photo by Scott Hess.
Pomo Trail through the coastal forest, Sonoma Coast.
Photo by Lorraine Bruno.
Russian River Reflections: The Healdsburg Railroad Bridge as it reflects in the waters of the Russian River below it.
Photo by Ron Keeley
“Our neighbor’s horse striking a pose for me at the top of the hill. “
Photo by Katie Gebhardt
Brown Pelicans. The Jetty, Bodega Bay.
Photo by Kris Young
Anna’s Hummingbird enjoying a backyard fountain in Rohnert Park.
Photo by Alan Glazier.
A cute little crab at Shell Beach, Bodega Bay. Photo by Jan Casavant.
Snowy egrets at the 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa.
Photo by Marlene Ortiz-Smith.
Harbor seals at Jenner/Goat Rock confluence.
Photo by Photo by Lorraine Bruno.
Sunset from a hilltop
at Karah Estate Vineyards, Cotati.
Photo by Robert Carson.
The Spider and the Rose. Cloverdale.
Photo by Marjorie Morgenstern.
“Waterfalls, caves, and tidepools at the Sonoma Coast State Park, near the north end of Salmon Creek.”
Photo by David Hahn
Sunset, hills, flowers in Putnam Park. Photo by Jessica Williams.
“When your 5 year-old daughter points out there is a “feather in the sky!” you make sure to take a picture of it! Windsor, CA.” Photo by Aimee Child Gray.
“Pansies remind me of all those childhood stories where the flowers have voices, tell secrets, perhaps engage in a bit ‘o mischief.” At Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe on Gravenstein Hwy North. Photo by Kathy Jernigan.
Arched bridge over a stream on Dunbar, near Kenwood. Photo by Lisa Lombardi.
Bodega Golf Course .. Sunset.
Photo by Jimmy Casares Jr.
Lupine at Sonoma Valley Regional Park. Photo by Kelly Painter.
White-tailed Kites at
Laguna de Santa Rosa.
Photo by Lorraine Bruno.
Tolay Lake Regional Park. Photo by Nathan Horrocks.
Christmas Eve sunset in Jenner. Conjured dreams of Sugarplum Fairies. Photo by Kjirsti Smyth Nicolaysen.
Bridge at Pomo Canyon.
Photo by Kimberlee Shesto Vigil.
Gulls in flight at the mouth of
the Russian River at Jenner.
Photo by Kathy Salangsang,
shot from her kayak
Sunset at Ellis Creek Wetlands.
Photo by Katie Gebhardt.
Early Paper whites blooming along a Healdsburg country road. Photo by Linda Barretta Borri.
Common Yellow Throat at Ellis Creek by Willow Green.
Sunset and waves at Fort Ross.
Photo by Ed Storck.
Anna’s Hummingbird by Deb Hartnett.
Monarch butterfly in Petaluma by Katie Gebhardt
“Sun enhances, but so does rain!”. Photo by Anne-Marie Nordquist.
Egret at 9th Steet Rookery, Santa Rosa, by Deb Hartnett.
Goat Rock Beach, Sonoma Coast State Park by Guy Miller. Oct 16, 2020 · Jenner, CA· “Went to Goat Rock last night to take advantage of the moonless night to photograph the Milky Way. What I didn’t expect was to see a bioluminescent display in the breaking waves. The glowing blue light is caused by a marine microorganism, a single-celled creature called a dinoflagellate. Through a chemical reaction they glow when disturbed by the breaking waves. It was truly a magical scene.”
Diving enthusiastically for a shrimp?
Bodega Bay, by Will Bakx.
Landscape Eastside of Petaluma by Ilene Shupnick.
Swan at Ellis Creek Wetlands by Jason Baldwin
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