The Lone Cypress is probably the most photographed tree in the world. It is about 250 years old and can be found near Carmel, CA on the famous 17-mile drive. When we got there three weeks ago in early afternoon, the lighting was harsh and unforgiving. I tried my best and got the following two versions. Let me know which one you prefer by clicking on the poll at the bottom of this page.
If you look carefully in either photo, you can see part of a pelican toward the lower right-hand side. It was standing on the granite rocks.