Mule deer at the foothills of the Generals Highway, a mountainous pass that leads through the Giant Forest to Kings Canyon National Park
This is not a black and white photo. The night before there was light but constant snowfall, causing a blanket of snow to form atop the canopy.
First glimpse of the giant redwoods.
Believe it or not, these trees actually grow very rapidly, at a pace of 1-2 feet per year.
Looking up an adolescent redwood.
The road upwards turned from a mist trail to a white winter landscape.
A baby Sequoia tree grows in the foreground with the Giant Forest in the background.
The path that leads to the largest tree in the world.
Standing at a height of 275 feet and a width of 25 feet, General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume. A true giant.
The canopy towers over the white forest floor. Amidst the white snow, glimpses of red can be caught that give this landscape a beautiful color contrast.