The cypress tunnel at Point Reyes National Seashore in California, USA
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A tunnel to the past. Point Reyes National Seashore, USA
This evocative photo of a cypress-lined road was taken in Point Reyes National Seashore, a marine and coastal nature reserve in the US state of California. These Monterey cypress trees, planted around 1930, are one of the few species of tree which adapt well to the wind and ocean conditions of Point Reyes. The tree tunnel is one of many diverse landscapes, including marine habitats, grassland and wooded hills, which are protected by the park on California’s central coast.
At the end of this tree-lined cul-de-sac is an old ship-to-shore radio station, the KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station. It's a largely historic site that still broadcasts locally but was once a vital communications relay for the many ships that passed by Point Reyes, especially during World War Two.