Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)
In the wild, the species is confined to two small populations, near Monterey and Carmel, California. There was once a large population of these trees, some survivors are as old as 2000 years.
Sea Rocket or Iceplant (Cakile edentula)
This succulent is beautiful but is considered a "pest." It is used extensively as ground cover but has spread all over central California dunes. It is still debated whether or not it is a native species.
Breakers on Monterey Peninsula
(all photos taken with Nikon P7000)