Photo of the Day 5 December 2007

Car in Motion, Big Sur, California, 2000
Photograph by Frans Lanting
A car speeds past a rock formation on the roadside in Big Sur, California. Each year more than three million visitors navigate the treacherous turns of Highway 1 near Big Sur, drawn by the plunging gorges, fog-strewn coves, exploding surf, and tortuous geography—5,000-foot (1,524-meter) summits plummet abruptly to the ocean—of California's dramatic 90-mile (145-kilometer) coast.