Children boogie board on the small waves of Sand Dollar Beach in Big Sur.

Children boogie board on the small waves of Sand Dollar Beach in Big Sur.

 A couple photographs the landscape of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

A couple photographs the landscape of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

 Harbor seals resemble large lumps on the beaches below the Point Lobos Trail, until one pokes its head up to observe hikers.

Harbor seals resemble large lumps on the beaches below the Point Lobos Trail, until one pokes its head up to observe hikers.

 A cowboy gets dirty during Sunday's steer wrestling at the 2015 Salinas Rodeo.

A cowboy gets dirty during Sunday's steer wrestling at the 2015 Salinas Rodeo.

 Cowboy Kenny's Steel Rodeo Tour visited the Salinas Rodeo this year, featuring multiple riders and airborne tricks.

Cowboy Kenny's Steel Rodeo Tour visited the Salinas Rodeo this year, featuring multiple riders and airborne tricks.

 Two riders coordinate their efforts in team roping competitions on Sunday.

Two riders coordinate their efforts in team roping competitions on Sunday.

 Children clutched racing sheep in the mutton busting competitions.

Children clutched racing sheep in the mutton busting competitions.

 Two men kiss in front of a rainbow flag in San Francisco, celebrating the gay pride parade. The parade happened just days after the Supreme Court's June 26 decision to void Proposition 8, thereby allowing same-sex marriages to resume in the state.

Two men kiss in front of a rainbow flag in San Francisco, celebrating the gay pride parade. The parade happened just days after the Supreme Court's June 26 decision to void Proposition 8, thereby allowing same-sex marriages to resume in the state.

 The San Francisco Gay Pride parade was a day of joy and brightly colored outfits.

The San Francisco Gay Pride parade was a day of joy and brightly colored outfits.

 A man compares hand sizes with the Giant Pacific Octopus in the new Monterey Bay Aquarium's exhibit, "Tentacles."

A man compares hand sizes with the Giant Pacific Octopus in the new Monterey Bay Aquarium's exhibit, "Tentacles."

 The quintessential McWay Falls photograph, in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here, we see a glimpse of scenery plied by the best outdoor photographers.

The quintessential McWay Falls photograph, in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here, we see a glimpse of scenery plied by the best outdoor photographers.

 Views past the trail at Julia Pfieffer Burns are equally beautiful.

Views past the trail at Julia Pfieffer Burns are equally beautiful.

 Executive chef of restaurant 1833, Jason Franey, surveys his wood fired octopus.

Executive chef of restaurant 1833, Jason Franey, surveys his wood fired octopus.