Photo of the Week: California Redwoods

Walking in Your Footsteps

On the forest floor, little light gets through, even in the middle of the afternoon. There isn’t much underbrush.  The air temperature is cool and a little bit damp. What I notice most is the quietness. Prehistoric quietness.

I am walking through a redwood grove. It is the biggest contiguous old growth redwood forest in the world. Rockefeller Forest in Humboldt Redwoods State Park was created in 1929 with a two million dollar check by whom else: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. himself. Before this it was owned by the Pacific Timber Company.

It’s best to walk through a Redwood grove by yourself, to enjoy the quietness, the stillness, the humility of being such a small and insignificant being among these ancient giants.

Text and Photos by Stephen Bugno

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2 thoughts on “Photo of the Week: California Redwoods”

  1. Hi,

    I’m using your pic (Humboldt-Redwoods-State-Park-California.jpg) for a school essay. I hope that’s okay. I’m not making any money off of it, and crediting you with the photograph.

    Please contact me if this is not okay. I’ll pull it back. Either way, beautiful photography!


    Rob Ayers

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