Muir Woods National Monument, California: Photography by Ray Rasmussen
About This Web Site
Muir Woods National Monument has been visited by millions of people. I made my way into Muir woods for one pleasant day in the Fall of 2004. The light was good, but I found the large scale things, the immense redwoods, difficult to capture. So, I focused on a few small things and the hours flew by.
My thanks for this opportunity to Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent, who bought 295 acres here for $45,000 in 1905 to protect the redwoods. And, to John Muir, whose work and writings inspired them to do so.
I hope that those of you enjoy our natural landscapes will join or donate to the conservation organizations that are acting now to secure protection for scenic places for future generations. Our grandchildren will need these places even more than we do--they are rapidly falling under what has been called 'the relentless plow of development'. As important, the wildlife for whom we act as stewards depend on these nature reserves right now. For details about conservation organization go to the conservation link.
If you are interested in any of the images on this web site in print or jpeg file format, all proceeds from sales go to conservation organizations. For further details go to the copyright and sales page. If you are a school or not-for-profit organization, you may use these images for your own purposes, but please let me know if you do so.
~ Ray Rasmussen