What makes California so special is the range of sites to see and places to visit. I have many friends who like to brag about surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding all in the same day. Myself, I'm a skier, and not much of a surfer or skater, so I can't make the same claim. We have palm trees and beaches, and 14,000 ft. mountain peaks. There is something for everyone in California, and it's incredible how many places can be reached in a 1 day drive.
The Great Dismal Swamp
John Henley photographed a series of beautiful and breathtaking images of the Great Dismal Swamp for our December 2011 feature "The Green Island." We published nine images in the magazine, but offer an expanded selection of 22 in this slideshow.
Avenue of the Baobabs
Having driven from Morondava to this remote row of Baobabs 45 min out of town, I took this picture at sunset as the day came to an end. I thought why not come back tomorrow for sunrise so at 4 in the morning we arranged a driver to take us in the dark back to this isolated road and try to capture...