Tolay Lake Regional Park, located between the Petaluma River and the Sonoma Valley. (Robbi Pengelly/Sonoma Index-Tribune)

Sonoma County in 40 Photographs

To celebrate the beauty of Sonoma County, we have picked 40 of our favorite local photos by staff photographers. Enjoy!

Sonoma County Winter in 20 Photographs

To give the first day of winter a warm welcome, we've put together a gallery of some of our favorite local wintertime photos.


7 Must-See Sonoma Art Exhibits in December

Take a trip back to the '60s, see revamped Matryoshka dolls and iconic photos by Annie Leibovitz, mingle with local artists and sip on champagne - here's your lineup of must-see Sonoma art exhibits in December.

The Faces of Harvest

Photographer Erik Castro's poignant photo series captures the faces of Sonoma County grape harvest workers, traveling great distances to toil at this labor-intensive job.

This photo was shot at 120mm and shows the full perspective of El Capitan, with the amazing isolation created by the angle of the setting sun illuminating Horsetail Falls. (Jim Nevill)

Yosemite Firefall Captured by Bodega Photographer

Written and Photographed by Jim Nevill for The Press Democrat. Photographers from around the world have Yosemite National Park firmly planted on the top of their bucket lists, with the naturally occurring “firefall” phenomenon among the most spectacular events to witness there. This year, between Feb. 15 and 19, I was able to photograph one […]
Photo by Kent Porter

Our Hero of the Valley Fire

Profile on Press Democrat Photographer Kent Porter When the New York Times used the word “heroic” to describe The Press Democrat’s coverage of the Valley fire in Lake County, it was talking in large part about photographer Kent Porter. The Santa Rosa newspaper’s master of disaster photography for 28 years, Porter has covered floods, mudslides, […]