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Snapshots of Sonoma County

Enjoy these reader-contributed photographs of our beautiful region!

Petaluma River on a winter’s night. Photo by Scott Hess.

Sunset Karah Estate Vineyards Robert Carson

Sunset from a hilltop

at Karah Estate Vineyards, Cotati.

Photo by Robert Carson.

The Spider and the Rose. Cloverdale. Photo by Marjorie Morgenstern.

The Spider and the Rose. Cloverdale.
Photo by Marjorie Morgenstern.

Sonoma Coast photo by David Hahn

“Waterfalls, caves, and tidepools at the Sonoma Coast State Park, near the north end of Salmon Creek.”

Photo by David Hahn

Jessica Williams - Sunset, hills, flowers in Putnam Park

Sunset, hills, flowers in Putnam Park.

Photo by Jessica Williams.

“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 Jenner. Photo by Kathy Salangsang

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

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“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.”

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.

Ilene Shupnick Eastside of Petaluma

Landscape Eastside of Petaluma by Ilene Shupnick.

Swan at Ellis Creek Wetlands byJason Baldwin.

Swan at Ellis Creek Wetlands by Jason Baldwin


For more local photography…

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