Being in nature makes us feel one with the universe. There is an energy in the wild that lifts us up, energizes us. This photograph was taken at the Muir Woods, just north of San Francisco, California. Muir Woods was designated as a National Monument in 1908, and preserved for the thousands of visitors to enjoy its massive redwood trees. The land was named after the famed environmentalist John Muir, who helped establish the National Parks in the US. These are now coming under threat, and we need to be vigilant that these lands remain protected and free from human interference for the generations to come.