Javin Oza Photography


Bariloche – Wallpaper

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Lets face it, being stuck at a computer sucks sometimes. I've uploaded this image of San Carlos de Bariloche to help with your desktop blues, so enjoy it as the wallpaper on your widescreen monitor. I hope you it helps you 'get away' without having to leave your desk.


The Andes

Los Andes

Aerial view of the Andes mountain range

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An aerial view of the Andes mountain range between Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina.


Asado in Uco Valley

At the Vines of Mendoza vineyard

Asado at the Vines of Mendoza

The highlight of my Argentine wine tasting experience was an asado with the makers of Recuerdo Wines at the Vines of Mendoza vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. Located in Uco Valley, the landscape is blanketed with grape vines through which the peaks of the Andes emerge and tower in the sky. Valley de Uco is also where the grapes for my favorite Argentine wines are grown.


Reflections of Aconcagua

The highest mountain in the Americas

Aconcagua, meaning "the stone sentinel", is the highest mountain in the Americas.  With the summit towering at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters), it is the second most prominent peak in the world. This view can be enjoyed after a short walk through Aconcagua provincial park.


Magellanic Penguin

Penguin in Patagonia, Argentina

This curious little Megellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) lives on the coast of Peninsula Valdes.


San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche

Bariloche at dusk

The city of San Carlos de Bariloche is nestled between the Andes and the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. While you can enjoy breathtaking views from almost anywhere in the city, this particular vantage point is only available from Penthouse 1004 located in the Bariloche Center Building. The Penthouse 1004 hostel is quite possibly the best hostel in Argentina, not only for its views but also for its facilities, management/staff, and ambiance.


Architecture of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is a mixing bowl of architectural styles

The contrasting architectural styles of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Manhattan Skyline

New York, New York

The Manhattan skyline from New Jersey

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This panorama of the Manhattan skyline spans from Midtown to the Financial district. Notable landmarks include the Empire state building and the new World Trade Center construction.

This image was constructed using Autostitch software.


Anacapa Island Seagulls

View from Anacapa Island

Looking toward the Eastern islets of Anacapa Island

Looking toward the Eastern islets of Anacapa as the fog lifts in the afternoon. Anacapa provides a safe haven for thousands of birds that use the island for nesting. In fact, 90% of Southern California's seagulls are born on Anacapa Island and many return to the island to mate.

Seagull on Anacapa Island

Newborn seagull and eggs on Anacapa Island

Seagull with baby on Anacapa

Seagull protecting its baby on Anacapa Island


Bridlewood Winery Barrel Tasting

Barrel Tasting

Barrel tasting of a Syrah at Bridlewood Winery

Barrel tasting of a Syrah at the beautiful Bridlewood Winery estate in Santa Ynez, California.



California Poppy

The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

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Cactus bloom

Cactus bloom, Joshua Tree NP

Mojave Mound Cactus bloom @ Joshua Tree NP

Mojave Mound Cactus (Echinocereeus triglochiderus var. mojavensis) in bloom at Joshua Tree National Park.


Goleta Beach at dusk

Sunset at Goleta Beach

Sunset at Goleta Beach

Tide rolls in as the sun sets over Goleta Beach.


Leaves in the rain

raindrops on leaves

Raindrops keep falling...

Raindrops collecting on leaves as another storm passes through Santa Barbara.


For the birds

Lesser Goldfinch in Santa Barbara

Snack time for the Lesser Goldfinch

A male Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) feeding in the afternoon.


New toy – remote shutter release

Infrared shutter release for Nikon D90

My new toy -- an infrared remote shutter release for my Nikon D90.

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The calm after the storm

Goleta - after the storm

Goleta - after the storm

In transition between the storms and the sun, we get a glimpse of the clouds glowing at dusk as they retreat into the mountains.


Fun at Laguna Seca

Dani Pedrosa @ MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa @ MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa dragging knee around turn 9 (aka "Rainey Curve") of the Laguna Seca raceway during the 2006 MotoGP in California.


Blossom in the rain

Nectarine blossom in the rain

Nectarine blossom in the rain

Nectarine blossom in the rain



Grading exams