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Robert "Bob" Mortensen (1937-2012) had a long career in photography. Bob started his training while in the US Navy, and continued to pursue his passion and talent throughout subsequent careers. Part of his State of California service included his time as a Senior Photographer with California State Parks. Bob left a wonderful legacy of beautiful photography; his works were featured in California State Parks exhibits, publications, and on its web pages over the years. The following selection shows a very small portion of his overall work; demonstrating the amazing and varied visual media he created for California State Parks.



© 1982, California State Parks. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR, 090-P55835.
©1982, California State Parks.
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SR, 090-P58835.

© 1980, California State Parks. Anza-Borrego Desert SP, 090-1406.
©1980, California State Parks.
Anza-Borrego Desert SP, 090-1406.

© 1987, California State Parks. Anza-Borrego Desert SP, 090-2426.
©1987, California State Parks.
Anza-Borrego Desert SP, 090-2426.

© 1990, California State Parks. Chino Hills SP, 090-S22165.
©1990, California State Parks.
Chino Hills SP, 090-S22165.

© 1984, California State Parks. Humboldt Redwoods SP, 090-S15834.
©1984, California State Parks.
Humboldt Redwoods SP, 090-S15834.

© 1980, California State Parks. Humboldt Redwoos SP, 090-S19241.
©1980, California State Parks.
Humboldt Redwoods SP, 090-S19241.

© 1982, California State Parks. Indian Grinding Rock SHP, 090-S8230.
©1982, California State Parks.
Indian Grinding Rock SHP, 090-S8230.

© 1984, California State Parks. Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, 090-P38368.
©1984, California State Parks.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, 090-P38368.

© 1984, California State Parks. Lake Oroville SRA, 090-P51877.
©1984, California State Parks.
Lake Oroville SRA, 090-P51877.

©1987, California State Parks. Marshall Gold Discovery SHP, 090-S17384.
©1987, California State Parks.
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP, 090-S17384.

© 1991, California State Parks.  Catalog #:  090-S21214.  Monterey SHP.
©1991, California State Parks.
Monterey SHP, 090-S21214.

©1991, California State Parks. Monterey SHP, 090-S21137.
©1991, California State Parks.
Monterey SHP, 090-S21337.

©1983, California State Parks. Mount San Jacinto SP, 090-S12246.
©1983, California State Parks.
Mount San Jacinto SP, 090-S12246.

©1981, California State Parks. Red Rock Canyon SP, 090-S7074.
©1981, California State Parks.
Red Rock Canyon SP, 090-S7074.

© 1990, California State Parks. Salton Sea SRA, 090-S21550.
©1990, California State Parks.
Salton Sea SRA, 090-S21550.

©1982, California State Parks. Tule Elk SNR, 090-S20603.
©1982, California State Parks.
Tule Elk SNR, 090-S20603.

©1988, California State Parks. Wilder Ranch SP, 090-S19911.
©1988, California State Parks.
Wilder Ranch SP, 090-S19911.