Golden State Images
Natural History Photography of California
The Professional Stock Photography of Randy Morse - Signature California Scenic & Marine Wildlife Images
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Providing Signature California Stock Photography

For Corporate, Advertising, Editorial and General Stock Use

Golden State Images is a professional stock photography website specializing in California Natural History Photography. From the finest of California's scenic locations to its spectacular marine wildlife, our online library contains thousands of searchable images representing a diverse range of California specific material. From coastal scenics to cityscapes, mountains, valleys and deserts, to whales, dolphin and sharks, you will find it here.

Whether it's for corporate, advertising, editorial, general stock use or a single print, our goals are to provide professional service and the finest quality images available which capture the beauty and diversity which is California.

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The Photographer - Randy Morse
"My passion in photography is striving to capture the critical instant in each opportunity. That unique moment when all the elements of an image come together."
(C) Brian Laird
Sequoia National Park backpacking trip.

I've been capturing images in California, both above and beneath the oceans surface for well over twenty-five years now. Iíve never tired of the diverse range of subject material found in California and still get continually surprised by first time wildlife encounters and new photographic opportunities.

Examples of my images are on permanent display in numerous museums and aquariums, have been widely published in books, magazines and other media as well as used extensively for corporate advertising and has been recognized with numerous awards including being a past winner of Nikon's annual International Photographic Championships.



Client List - examples include:
NBC Universal Harcourt Publishing Time Life
REI Wells Fargo Monterey Bay Aquarium
California Bank & Trust Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum CNN Westways Magazine
National Geographic Outdoor Photographer Magazine Mc Graw-Hill Publishing
Nature Conservancy REMAX Real Estate World Wildlife Fund
San Diego Symphony National Park Service BBC Wildlife Magazine
California Science Center Outside Magazine California Coastal Commision
Nature's Best Magazine    

About the Images

The wildlife images represented on this site are of wild animals photographed in their natural enviornments.

No images have been digitally manipulated or altered in anyway, other than to adjust sharpness, brightness and contrast for appropriate display on a computer monitor. With few exceptions, all are displayed full frame as originally shot.

With the exception of the Beyond California section, all wildlife and scenic images displayed on this site represent species and locations found in California. In some cases images of indigenous species are included which were photographed outside the borders of California.

Licensing Terms and Pricing

See Order Info for complete details on placing requests, deliverable image files, resolutions, file formats, etc.

Google Earth Enabled - Google Earth - The majority of our images have been assigned world coordinates Lat/Long and their locations linked with Google Earth. From any display page, you can simply click the blue Google Earth icon Google Earth beneath the image of interest. Then select the Open Button from the File Download popup window. The geographic location of the image will then be displayed as an overhead satellite view from within a Google Earth window. Installation of Google Earth is a prerequisite to using this feature.

NOTE: Geographic Location Accuracy
All coordinate location information provided on this website is intended for general reference purposes only. The provided coordinates DO NOT represent the exact location of where an image was taken or the exact location of the specific subject photographed. No geographic location or coordinate information provided on this website is to be used for any form of GPS waypoint navigation or any other navigational purposes.

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All content displayed on this website is copyrighted material. All use, reproduction and/or publication rights reserved worldwide.
Any and all use of images displayed on this website requires prior written authorization.
You must obtain the written authorization of Golden State Images prior to downloading and/or saving copies of images from this website.
This would include by saving copies of files (Jpegs) directly or as screen captures.

Copyright (C) 1999 - 2019 Randy Morse, Golden State Images