A stroll through the Monterey cypress tunnel is one of many ways to enjoy serenity and scenery at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. From rocky headlands and sand beaches that seem to stretch forever to open grasslands and forested ridges, the park’s unique landscapes captivate visitors and provide a home for over 1,500 species of plants and animals. Photo courtesy of Brian Chan.

Z @ Point Reyes, California: the second foggiest spot in North America, the stretch of coast called Point Reyes, north of San Francisco, is the closest I’ll get to for stumbling across Brigadoon or a doorway opening into the world of the Fae. Wandering in the fog is an other-worldly experience. What this photo didn’t capture was that the fog was coming in so thick that, literally ten feet away on the other side of the hill by my feet, a coyote was sleeping and I didn’t even he her until I almost stepped on her.