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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park , California USA
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a state park, located in Humboldt County, California, near the town of Orick and is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth Coast Redwood trees. Beautiful, full fern drenched understory growth is the stage set for these gigantic trees. Plenty of redwoods in this park have reached 300 feet tall. Some like Godwood Creek Giant and Gemini, are over 340 feet.
Besides the overwhelming heights these trees can grow, the variety of yellow, orange and even red fungus and plant habitat immerse you into a scene of incredible beauty and age. Just standing among these old groves easily misplaces your sense of urgency and modern distraction. There is a connection on a fundamental level that, for me, is hard to defy.
I really wanted to find a well arranged grove of redwoods for a panoramic shot that shows how the commanding size of these trees dwarfs all the other surrounding plant life. I found this sloped area that nicely caught this. I really love “Time Beyond” for the way it makes you want to just jump in and explore with playful curiosity.
Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo of the Day May 25, 2022