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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:26 PM PDT

Lake Elsinore Current and Past Featured Photos

Editor's Note: Older photos are available.
Monsoon Cloud Monsoon Cloud: A towering cloud over the lake. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Field of Flowers Field of Flowers: Flowers in bloom on Easter Sunday in Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Courtney Chandler.
New Year's Hail New Year's Hail: A light round of hail landed on north Lake Elsinore on New Year's Day, not enough to tip the rain gauge. Photo courtesy of Rick Guild.
Christmas Eve Rainbow Christmas Eve Rainbow: Bringing out the best of a rainy day. Photo courtesy of Courtney Chandler.
Ortega Snow Ortega Snow: Snow adorns Ortega Mountain after a late-December storm. Photo courtesy of Rick Guild.
Morning Moon Morning Moon: The moon setting in the early morning in the southern Lake Elsinore skies. Photo courtesy of Ray Ward.
Rain Storm Rain Storm: Stormy weather from Tuscany Hills, looking west over Lake Elsinore and the Ortega Mountains. Photo courtesy of Dan Baldwin.
Wisp of Smoke Wisp of Smoke: Smoke from a local fire catches some thermals above Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Richard Lopez.
Fire Drop Fire Drop: A CDF tanker lets a fire near El Cariso have it during a bombing run. Photo courtesy of Jenny Osment.
Cinco de Mayo Moon Cinco de Mayo Moon: A full super moon over Tuscany Hills. Photo courtesy of Gary Fogarty.
Summer Hike Summer Hike: A couple of hikers enjoy the morning view above Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Lazy Stalking Lazy Stalking: Greta the dog stalks the rare Elsinore pink flamingo. Photo courtesy of d'Amileau Baulk.
High and Low High and Low: This easterly morning view features clouds high and low, obscuring Canyon Lake. Photo courtesy of Gary Fogarty.
Radio Towers Radio Towers: An assortment of radio towers on Elsinore Peak, in the Santa Ana mountains above Wildomar. Photo courtesy of Reginald Stanley.
Mountain Meadow Mountain Meadow: A meadow in the Santa Ana Mountains, above Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. Photo courtesy of Reginald Stanley.
Distant Snow Distant Snow: Across Lake Elsinore, a snow-capped San Gorgonio mountain rises in the distance. Photo courtesy of Fred E. Black.
Lunar Eclipse Lunar Eclipse: The December, 2011 lunar eclipse above Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Fred E. Black.
Golden Leaves Golden Leaves: Brilliant colors at Machado Park. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Fall Leaves Fall Leaves: Red and brown mark the final stages of the season for this tree. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Fall Colors Fall Colors: Trees meet the season in Machado Park. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Sunrise over Clouds Sunrise over Clouds: The sun rises over Lake Elsinore, shrouded with clouds. Photo courtesy of d'Amileu Baulk.
Streaming Clouds Streaming Clouds: Moist summer clouds stream through the morning sky, north of the Ortega Highway. Photo courtesy of Jeff Black.
Monsoon Sunrise Monsoon Sunrise: Clouds glisten at sunrise during a surge of subtropical moisture. Photo courtesy of d'Amileu Baulk.
Sunset Stroll Sunset Stroll: A dog strolls into the lake at sunset, near the Lake Elsinore levee. Photo courtesy of Heidi Wallin.
Blue Heron Blue Heron: This elegant bird stuts and flaps through a Lake Elsinore marsh. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Snow Dusting Snow Dusting: Elsinore Peak, above Wildomar, with a light covering of the white stuff. Photo courtesy of Jim Lockyer.
Cloud Stream Cloud Stream: A formation of ominous clouds flows by in the Elsinore sky. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Mountain Tops Mountain Tops: The San Bernardino mountains glisten white above Lake Elsinore's hills. Photo courtesy of Fred Black.
Mountain Snow Mountain Snow: A view of Horsethief Canyon Ranch after a February storm, with snowfall blanketing the Santa Ana mountains. Photo courtesy of Jim Appleby, Sr..
Eastern Lights Eastern Lights: The evening lights of southern Lake Elsinore, from the Lake Elsinore levee. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
The Diamond The Diamond: The Lake Elsinore Diamond ballpark, set off by itself from the levee path at the south end of the lake. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Ghostly Mountain Ghostly Mountain: Mt. San Jacinto's distinctive peak rises above the eastern Lake Elsinore hills at sunset. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Moonset Moonset: A full moon setting over the Santa Ana Mountains at sunrise near Elsinore Peak. Photo courtesy of Jim Lockyer.
Colorful Sunset Colorful Sunset: High clouds and dust particles from a windy day are ingredients for a colorful sunset over Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Tumbleweed Snowman Tumbleweed Snowman: A home-made snow man assembled from local tumbleweeds. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Rocket Launch Rocket Launch: A multi-exposure capture of a Delta II rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Photo courtesy of Jim Lockyer.
Clouds and Fog Clouds and Fog: A westerly view of a two cloud layers, fog over the lake and more spilling over the mountains. Photo courtesy of Sean Tito.
Lookout Lookout: A view of Lake Elsinore as seen from The Lookout atop the Ortega Highway. Photo courtesy of Moses de los Santos.
Autumn Afternoon Autumn Afternoon: Lake Elsinore is a deep blue, as seen from the top of the Ortega Highway on a November afternoon. Photo courtesy of Moses de los Santos.
Sunrise Color Sunrise Color: Orange hues enlighten the clouds at sunrise. Photo courtesy of Heidi Wallin.
Distant Fog Distant Fog: Beyond the lake, marine layer fills the southern inland valley. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Brilliant Sunrise Brilliant Sunrise: The morning sky over Lake Elsinore, filled with clouds. Photo courtesy of Heidi Wallin.
Cloudy Morning Cloudy Morning: Clouds abound as the morning gets underway in Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Autumn Sunrise Autumn Sunrise: Scattered clouds after sunrise in the Lake Elsinore sky. Photo courtesy of Shawnna Gee.
Rainbow's End Rainbow's End: A double rainbow ends near the Lake Elsinore weather station (anemometer visible at the lower left). Photo courtesy of Rick Guild.
Double Rainbow Double Rainbow: A humongous double rainbow rises between the sun and the rain. Photo courtesy of Rick Szymanski.
Egg Balancing Egg Balancing: An old myth suggests you can balance an egg on end during equinoxes. Photo courtesy of Rick Guild.
Lake Fishing Lake Fishing: An afternoon of fishing on the eastern shore of Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of John Toman.
Evening Lights Evening Lights: The lights of the city surround a serene Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Jinwu Ma.
Fog Shroud Fog Shroud: After a night of rain, a layer of fog sits on the lake. Photo courtesy of Jinwu Ma.
Purple Guy Purple Guy: A Costa's Hummingbird shows off its purple cap and throat on Halloween. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
On Tap On Tap: A dog (Balthazar) seems to guard the Martin Mars tanker at the north shore of Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Schreyer.
Plane Drop Plane Drop: A fire bomber drops retardant on a wildfire off of the Ortega Highway. Photo courtesy of Jennie Osment.
Hanging Around Hanging Around: One of these birds is not like the others on this tree in Canyon Hills. Photo courtesy of Deanna Wolfe.
Vigilance Vigilance: A local hawk keeps a watchful eye out for prey. Photo courtesy of Deanna Wolfe.
Morning March Morning March: A sunrise snapshot of a cloud formation marching above the city. Photo courtesy of Jhealyn Rogers.
Clouds Over Elsinore Clouds over Elsinore: From the shores of Lake Elsinore, a view of clouds streaking over the lake. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Lake at Sunrise Lake at Sunrise: Early morning light over Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Rexer Klarquist.
November Thermal November Thermal: Riding a late November thermal above Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
High Flier High Flier: A kite boarder exploits recent windy conditions on Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Gary Graham.
Heavenly Thumbprint Heavenly Thumbprint: Stratos clouds appear to form a thumbprint in the sky. Photo courtesy of John Garrett.
Dust Devil Dust Devil: A dust devil kicks around in back basin of Lake Elsinore, viewed from the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Photo courtesy of John Garrett.
From Above From Above: A paragliding perspective of over 100 boats playing in the Lake Elsinore cove. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Summer Sunset Summer Sunset: A flotilla of boats and lights on Canyon Lake before Independence Day fireworks. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Marine Layer Marine Layer: Low clouds spill over the Ortega foothills above Wildomar, with the morning moon about to set. Photo courtesy of Bruce Quimby.
Stadium Dive Stadium Dive: The Red Devils Parachute Regiment skydive into the Lake Elsinore Diamond. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Elsinore Poppies Elsinore Poppies: For the first time since 2005, California Golden Poppies cover Lake Elsinore's northern hills. Photo courtesy of Ubaldo Gamboa.
Morning Moon Morning Moon: The crescent moon above Lake Elsinore on a recent clear morning. Photo courtesy of Gary Graham.
Golden Poppies Golden Poppies: The California state flower blooming prolifically in Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Full Rainbow Full Rainbow: From Lake Elsinore's west shoreline, both ends of a rainbow appear to touch the water. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Between Storms Between Storms: A rainbow above the lake between storms in Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Gary Graham.
Lake at Sunset Lake at Sunset: Near the eastern shore of Lake Elsinore, the sun settles and the lake gleams. Photo courtesy of Gary Graham.
Resting Feather Resting Feather: A resident hummingbird rests on a leaf in a Canyon Hills backyard. Photo courtesy of Deanna Wolfe.
Mirror Image Mirror Image: A juvenile snowy egret sees a reflection of itself near the Lake Elsinore marina. Photo courtesy of Anne Marie Niotis.
Backyard Begonia Backyard Begonia: Raindrops cover begonias after showers fell on a Wildomar backyard. Photo courtesy of John Gonzalez.
After-storm Sunset After-storm Sunset: Fading light illuminates a cloud formation after recent rains. Photo courtesy of John Gonzalez.
Flight Trio Flight Trio: Pelicans in flight in the Lake Elsinore sky. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Pelicans Feeding Pelican Feeding: A group of migrating pelicans enjoy a morning feeding at Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of John Pitt.
Migrating Pelicans Pelican Migration: Thousands of migrating American white pelicans enjoy Lake Elsinore's hospitality Photo courtesy of Laurent Creton.
Martin Mars Martin Mars: The firebomber from Canada helped fight the local fires in October, based from Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
From Space From Space: Smoke winds across the Pacific Ocean in this view of the Southern California wildfires from space. Photo courtesy of NASA/U.S. Forest Service.
Micro Burst Micro Burst: The August 31st severe storm left uprooted trees, downed power lines, a damaged roof and a three-hour power outage. Photo courtesy of Laurent G. Ferrer Creton.
Laguna Fire Laguna Fire: Flames from a wildfire creep up the mountainside near the Ortega Highway. Photo courtesy of Rita Thompson.
Labor Day Thunderstorm Labor Day Thunderstorm: Another day of thunderstorms, looking west over Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Jack Parkin.
Northern Downpour Northern Downpour: Rain falls near Horsethief Canyon Ranch just before a funnel cloud was spotted in Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Rita Thompson.
Sunday Tornado Sunday Tornado: A second tornado in two days over Lake Elsinore (there were no reports that this one touched the ground). Photo courtesy of Jennie Osment.
Downed Power Downed Power: A possible mini-tornado from a severe storm snapped these power lines on Lakeshore Drive. Photo courtesy of Willi Wilkens.
Ortega Sunset Ortega Sunset: Clouds stream from above the Ortega highway in western Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Rita Thompson.
Diamond Fountain Diamond Fountain: A fountain at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, with the San Jacinto River and the lake in the background. Photo courtesy of Dave Norton.
Smoke Plume Smoke Plume: Smoke rises from a small fire along the San Jacinto river in Lake Elsinore, as seen from Canyon Lake. Photo courtesy of Laurent Creton.
Canyon Lake Canyon Lake: The Railroad Canyon Reservoir, as seen from the east. Photo courtesy of Laurent Creton.
Boats at Sunset Boats at Sunset: Fading light on the water silhouettes boats moored on Canyon Lake. Photo courtesy of Lauren Creton.
Aeration Project Aeration Project: Boats position 5000 foot pipes to bubble oxygen into Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
Lake Houses Lake Houses: Homes line Canyon Lake, as seen from the Tuscany Hills area. Photo courtesy of John Toman.
Lookout Fire Lookout Fire: A helicopter scoops water out of Lake Elsinore to drop on the Lookout Fire, above the Elsinore Valley. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
Esperanza Smoke Esperanza Smoke: Smoke from the October Esperanza Fire obscures the sun over Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Jinwu Ma.
Storm Damage Storm Damage: A downed tree in Lakeland Village after thunderstorms punctuated a record-hot day. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
ThunderstormComplex Thunderstorm Complex: Intense and beautiful displays of lightning capture from Horsethief Canyon Ranch. Photo courtesy of Willi Wilkens.
Rippling Energy Rippling Energy: A lightning strike over the Elsinore Valley punctuates a night of thunderstorms. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Radiant Morning Radiant Morning: From atop the Shore Pointe community, morning sun spreads over Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Jinwu Ma.
April Rainbow April Rainbow: Looking towards the Ortega mountains during the April storms. Photo courtesy of Valerie Perez.
Memorial Day Memorial Day: A line of boats at Little Cove on Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
South View South View: Lake Elsinore and the southern hills below shadowy clouds. Photo courtesy of Jinwu Ma.
Sunday Race Sunday Race: Boats prepare for a water ski race on Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
Stormy Lake Stormy Lake: Waves break on the eastern shore of Lake Elsinore between cloud bursts. Photo courtesy of Tim Sullivan.
Lake Rainbow Lake Rainbow: A rainbow floats above the Lake after a recent storm. Photo courtesy of Lou Prijatel.
Eastern Hills Eastern Hills: A peek along a winding dirt road east of Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Tim Sullivan.
New Year's Clouds New Year's Clouds: Aftermath of a winter storm above Lake Elsinore. Photo courtesy of Edward Klarquist.
Backyard Birds Backyard Birds: A pair of birds sunbathing on a beautiful morning. Photo courtesy of Shannon Pinck.
Ortega Sunrise Ortega Sunrise: Predawn colors reflect off Lake Elsinore, seen from the Ortega grade. Photo courtesy of Dave Norton.
Sunset Clouds Sunset Clouds: Cloud "wings" punctuate a sunset near Tom's Farms in Temescal Valley. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Carr.

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