Potent rip currents have put Los Angeles County lifeguards on full alert for several weeks. The L.A. Times reported that lifeguards made 88 rescues on Venice Beach on one busy day, a few days after this photo was taken. No drownings reported.

Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA.

Personal shrine to the Krishna. Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA.

Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA.

Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA. Distortion from an 8mm lens.

Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA. Distortion from an 8mm lens.

Krishna celebration, early August 2014. Venice Beach, CA.

"For Distant Viewing" is the label on three spyglass viewers on the Venice Pier, CA. Distant views indeed.

"For Distant Viewing" is the label on three spyglass viewers on the Venice Pier, CA. Distant views indeed.

"For Distant Viewing" is the label on three spyglass viewers on the Venice Pier, CA. Distant views indeed.

"For Distant Viewing" is the label on three spyglass viewers on the Venice Pier, CA. Distant views indeed.

Double Duck: A fan meets the giant Rubber Duck as part of the L.A. Tall Ships Festival.

Oh no! Rubber Duck approaches the noose after being convicted and sentenced for unspecified high crimes. Part of L.A. Tall Ships Festival.

Rubber Duck arrives in L.A. as part of Tall Ships Festival

"For Distant Viewing" is the label on three spyglass viewers on the Venice Pier, CA. Distant views indeed.