December 20, 2013

webcam focused on Kirkwood Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California


Located 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a very large, yet usually uncrowded, family ski resort and is reputed to have the deepest snow in North America.  WEBCAM DEACTIVATED



Sometimes during the Christmas season, Santa is available for photos.

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December 2, 2013

webcam focused on Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada


The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas transforms into a magical place each holiday season, delighting visitors of all ages. Watch it happen via this webcam!  During the rest of the year, you can visit to see the beautiful gardens.



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

November 11, 2013

webcam focused on Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior


Follow the green Rainbow Warrior “hippie ship" via webcam as she sails the globe on Greenpeace business.  She became famous in 1985 when the French sank her predecessor—the first Rainbow Warrior—during a protest against nuclear weapons.



Greenpeace Esperanza.


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image courtesy of Greenpeace website; depicts 2013 visit to San Francisco
updated 4-5-18

October 25, 2013

webcam focused on condors in Big Sur, California


This research condor webcam is set up in a condor sanctuary in Big Sur’s back country.



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image courtesy of Oakland Zoo
updated 4-5-18

September 22, 2013

webcam focused on Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany


It's Oktoberfest time again in Munich!  But only for three more days.




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video c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

August 26, 2013

webcam on pandas atThe Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.


Viewing this webcam during daylight hours, you might see panda mama Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and her male cub, Tai Shan--whose name means "peaceful mountain"--eating bamboo or sleeping.  If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see her newest baby cub.  Take your pick of two cameras.  Warning:  the pandas do a lot of sleeping. 




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See the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

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image courtesy of zoo website
updated 4-5-18


August 9, 2013

webcam on sun bears at Oakland Zoo in Oakland, CA


This webcam focuses on sun bears, one of which is believed to have been the inspiration for the literary character Winnie the Pooh. Sun bears are the world's smallest bear species.  More about sun bears.



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July 26, 2013

webcam focused on Tejon Pass in Lebec, California


The Tejon Pass is at 4,144 feet and is often snowed in and closed for short periods during cold winter days.  It is wise to check the weather on the Grapevine before setting out to cross through this pass. This Tejon Pass/Lone Juniper Ranch webcam shows still shots.




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image courtesy of website
updated 4-5-18

July 12, 2013

webcam focused on Angel Island in San Francisco, California


Visitors disembark at Ayala Cove on Angel Island, as did the first explorers who sailed into the bay.  View it on this webcam.  The island served as a detention center for immigrants from 1910 to 1940 (the island was once called the “Ellis Island of the West”), as a prisoner-of-war processing facility, and as a Nike missile defense base from 1955 to 1962.  WEBCAM DEACTIVATED



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image courtesy of Angel Island Conservancy website

June 21, 2013

world's first webcam


Here is a bit of webcam trivia for your enjoyment.  The very first webcam was witnessed by John Briggs and others in 1994.




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image courtesy of wikipedia







story courtesy of John Briggs
image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

June 7, 2013

April 12, 2013

webcam focused on African penguins at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California


There's a new penguin chick at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Check it and the other penguins out on the PenguinCam webcam.  While there, you can also enter the Name the Penguin Chick Contest. 





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image courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

March 2, 2013

webcam focused on Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Seen here via webcam, Old Faithful is not the largest or most regularly erupting of Yellowstone park’s geysers, but it is the most frequent.





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image courtesy of webcam page
updated 8-2-18

February 1, 2013

January 18, 2013

webcam focused on Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California


This webcam is set atop the Pacific Edge Hotel, where at times the surf comes up so close to the Reef building that you can see baby sharks swimming in the shallow water below.  WEBCAM DEACTIVATED



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image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
updated 4-7-18