Photographer's Note

The 18th century Spanish settlers called this rocky ocean alcove "Punta de los Lobos Marinos", meaning Point of the Sea Wolves, due to the sound of sea lions on offshore rocks carrying inland.
Today Point Lobos is one of the "crown jewels" of the California State Park System.
Located south of Monterey, off Highway 1, the huge coastal Park has headlands, rolling meadows, coves, and beaches with numerous walking trails. Offshore is a rich underwater habitat ideal for scuba divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, etc., and migrating gray whales from December to May. The ocean area used to be a 19th century whaling and abalone industry, but now is a marine preserve and protected.

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