I took a distant photo (smaller point and shoot camera) in a prior post of Morro Rock – this gives the viewer some perspective. I took the photograph below from approximately 2 miles out and zoomed to max capabilities with the built-in lens of the Canon SX40 (24-840mm).
Morro Rock looms large here on the central coast towering 576 feet above the small bay town of Morro Bay. Discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo, he called the rock El Moro because it resembled the head of a Moor. It’s quite an amazing structure – the last in a chain of long extinct volcanoes.