Photo of the Day 11 October 2008

Coastline, Big Sur, California, 2000
Photograph by Frans Lanting
The Santa Lucia Range sprawls down to the rocky coastline in Big Sur, California. This wall of mountains plunges into the Pacific along 90 celebrated miles (145 kilometers) of California coast. State and federal preserves protect the wild solitude that lures artists, seekers, and plain folk to Big Sur.