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Between the stems

On an evening hike at the Summitridge Park Trail in Diamond Bar, Joann De La Ossa captured this image while crouching between the plant stems. For the last two decades, she has chosen to look at the world from a different perspective. 

"I'm a two-time cancer survivor, so I've learned to see life through a different set of eyes since 1998," she said. "I encourage everyone to think the same way." 

For hikes...

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Rock formation at La Piedra beach in Malibu
Cue the Hollywood dream sequence

Some pictures just stop you in your tracks.

This one by Jordan Foley is one of them.  It is without argument a breathtaking moment and inspiring photograph of one of the world’s most recognizable locations.    

Foley was trying to take photos of cars on the 101 Freeway, she said. “Then I saw the clouds start to break and I turned my camera towards the sign.  The clouds had fully covered the sign,...

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A new bubble tradition

Last week as the sun set, Katrina Tsukerman photographed this moment of her 5-year-old son's "new accomplishment."

"David was diagnosed with autism a few years back and some things take longer to learn," she said. "He started reading at 2 1/2 years old, but only a week ago learned to blow bubbles. Now we do it every evening."

Tsukerman caught the image via her iPhone 6 camera's "burst" option on...

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Colors of koi

Skylar Aud captured this image at a zen garden in Santa Monica, after he noticed a groundskeeper feeding koi fish in a pond. 

He walked toward the pond to have a closer look. 

"The koi were all different colors and swirling around in the water," he said. "They were like a painting that came alive."

He initially focused his camera on the water, hoping to capture an abstract image of the colors. Right...

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Where dinosaurs still reign

Tom Szabadi stumbled upon a prehistoric sight while exploring the small desert communities just outside Palm Springs.

He was on his way to a the Palm Springs Photo Festival. All he could see was the dusty road ahead and Highway 10 and distant houses to the side. And sand.

Suddenly, a dinosaur started to poke its head over the horizon.

The dinosaurs -- or dinosaur sculptures -- are part of the Cabazon...

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