Gentle Giants

A treelined path through Muir Woods.



I'd been to Muir Woods several times in my childhood but the last time I was there I can't recall. I was inspired to return after watching the Ken Burns series The National Parks: America's Best Idea on PBS.


Muir Woods, is the nation's sixth national monument but the first that was created from private land (the land was donated by William Kent). The woods are home to Coast Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) which can grow to over 370 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter.


I think Muir Woods is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, I highly encourage you to visit it. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Dave 5y

    A beautiful shot here Jon!
  • Zahra 5y

    such a beautiful path!
  • wesbs 5y

    I think I might like this one best of all the ones posted so far, I think it captures the giagantic scale of the trees perfectly!!
  • Scott Smith 5y

    Great shot!!!! Nicely composed.

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  • Ben Locke. 5y

    it looks a fantastic forest. I love the style of that fencing :)
  • Giovanni Arteaga 5y

    Beautiful. The last time I was there which was December 2009, everything was covered with snow. :)
  • °Jonathan° 5y

    Nice shot !
  • Jeff Bergman 5y

    Fantastic perspective and composition!
  • ReadyAimClick 5y

    Beautiful! Great perspective!
  • Mel s away 5y

    beautiful trees
  • Mike G. K. 5y

    Great composition, lighting, detail and contrast !
  • Kevin Cappis 5y

    Great photo of a great place
  • YYZDez 5y

    Great series and nice capture, Jonathan. Hope you are doing well, my friend.
  • Evelyn 5y

    absolutely gorgeous!!
  • Madonna 5y

    Wow, that is stunning, really great capture.!!
  • Dorli Photography 5y

    wonderful.. seen in flickr.. :)

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  • m|kay (on/off) 5y

    This looks so inviting... a marvelous place! I just spent some time in California a couple of months ago (check my stream if you like) and saw some really awesome nature there! Amazing place! I didn't have the chance to visit Muir Woods, though, but I sure will next time! :)
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  • Marcin Zaremba 5y

    wow - incredible place!
  • marcovalle88 1y

    me encanta!!
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