“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”
– John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
As Steinbeck observed, the impression the redwoods make is really impossible to capture on film – but that doesn’t stop us from expressing our love and admiration of the redwoods with photography. We never tire of taking and seeing photos of the many-splendored redwood forest.
This year, we received more than 500 entries in the Save the Redwoods League Know Wonder© online photo contest – and the voting period is now underway, so go check them out! You can help determine the winners by casting your vote for your favorite photo by August 14th. You could even win fabulous prizes by voting!
Enjoy perusing this year’s dazzling contest entries, and share them with your friends by tweeting #RedwoodPhotoContest. Thanks to all the entrants and voters!
For even more amazing redwood photos, follow Save the Redwoods League on Instagram.