A photo of a sea cliff.

A photo of a sea cliff.

Detailed Description

View of the southwest coast of the Point Reyes peninsula. This view is looking north along the rim of the sea cliff that has as a resistant ledge in the eastward-dipping Santa Cruz Mudstone. The north-south alignment of the strike of the beds is highlighted on the wave-cut bench (with tide pools) shown here at low tide. This view also shows the flat marine terrace surface. The tip of Point Reyes peninsula where the Point Reyes Lighthouse is located is barely visible in the distant horizon.


Image Dimensions: 900 x 675

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US