Started in 2016, the goal with this website is to promote Orange Countians and visitors of this beautiful land to get out from in front of their television and enjoy the outdoors. Every photo and video you see on this website was shot by Mark Girardeau who owns all copyrights except for the sea otter photo and the photo of Calico Ghost Town.
"I love spending as much time outside as possible, I am very familiar with much of California and try to explore as much of it as possible especially Orange County where I reside which is why I got the idea to create this website which first started off with just an Instagram account because I love sharing my photos and videos while helping educate others about our natural history and why it is important to take care of it. I don't disclose locations of certain animal species due to their safety and certain bird species especially nesting sites. Upon providing information about some of these awesome places, I ask that you please respect them, pick up trash, obey posted signs, and try to have as little impact as possible.
This website is inspired by my Father Greg who passed away from brain cancer in 2014, he introduced me to so many awesome things outdoors and how to respect others, after taking care of him for three years, I made it my mission to live how he wanted me to.
Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or media inquiries at "email@example.com"
Photos of my adventures just since 2014
Why create Orange County Outdoors?
I wanted to create a place where people can learn about Orange County's outdoors with its wildlife, events, beaches, parks, and other outdoor features all in one place. I'm not affiliated with any organization like the county or state parks, therefore I can provide information about ALL of Orange County and not limit the info to a specific area within the county. Also I LOVE sharing my photos and videos with the people and doing my part to educate others about taking care of what we are so fortunate to have here. This is not a profit monetarily for me but a profit of feeling accomplished about helping others.
Please enjoy some of my work that has been featured by the media just since 2015
Orange County Register:
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Laguna Beach Independent:
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KTLA Los Angeles:
Ric O' Barry's Dolphin Project:
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ABC New York: