This adventurous tourist began climbing down to the beach at just the right moment to get captured in this image. Climbing the cliff area is dangerous and several signs warn of the dangers associated with these activities but when you’re young, nothing bad will ever happen to you. Why take the nearby stairs when you can climb over eroding cliffs in the dark? It did make for a nice addition to the image and he didn’t hurt himself. All is good.
The images below show some of the La Jolla cliff topography about an hour before sunset. This area of the coast is pocked with caves, rocks, and interesting features. The cormorants were getting together after a full day of fishing.
Travel safe. Have fun.