The natural beauty of the coastline captured by the Los Angeles Times photo staff.
A knee-boarder rides a wave as gusty Santa Ana winds blow the tops off of 6- to eight-foot breakers south of Huntington Beach pier.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A surfer spends Martin Luther King Jr. Day waiting for a wave as a golden sunset streams through a tree amidst warm temperatures at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
An 80-foot blue whale reveals its fluke as it begins a deep dive for krill off Long Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles...