Morro Bay, California

May 24, 2016


Photographer: Bachir Badaoui
Summary Authors: Bachir Badaoui; Jim Foster

Shown above is beautiful Morro Bay, California. The impressive rock formation in the background, Morro Rock, is an ancient volcanic plug that formed when magma solidified within the throat of what once was a volcano. Standing 576 ft (176 m) above the sea, it's been an important navigational aid for mariners since the mid 16th century. It's also known as one of the Nine Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, volcanic plugs that line the Los Osos Valley between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Photo taken on January 1, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM; Focal Length: 16mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm); Aperture: ƒ/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80); ISO equiv: 500; Software: iPhoto 9.6.1.