In Isla Vista, summertime means sitting on rooftops or on the beach to watch the sunset, sailing to the Channel Islands, all while a wildfire scorches through thousands of acres in Santa Barbara County.
Photos by Daily Nexus photographers
A pod of dolphins glides through the water by the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. Anthony Lai/Daily Nexus
Camp Kesem counselors play a game of egg roulette, risking having a raw egg cracked over their head. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus
Campers turn their counselors into “human sundaes” during Messy Day at Camp Kesem. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus
Camp Kesem campers pose with counselor king “Tukka.” Campers and counselors all had assigned “camp names” in place of their real ones. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus
Firefighters on a break watch smoke billow from the Whittier fire as the sun goes down. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus
Flames from the Whittier fire edge toward Highway 154. McLane Brown/Daily Nexus
Pictured here is Anacapa Island on a sunny day. Anthony Lai/Daily Nexus
The sun sets over Del Playa Drive on a Friday evening. Michelle Sharp/Daily Nexus
Siavash Ghadiri is a senior biopsychology student at UCSB, and the current Photo Editor of The Daily Nexus.
His love for the art began with enrollment in a 35mm darkroom photography class at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. His experience crosses many niches, including street photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, music photography, and photojournalism.
He can be reached at email@example.com.