Photo Of The Day By Craig Bill

Photo By Craig Bill

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Time Beyond” by Craig Bill. Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California.

“Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County, California, near the town of Orick and is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth Coast Redwood trees,” says Bill. “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’s 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.”

See more of Craig Bill’s photography at CraigBill.com.

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