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Taking up more than half of the west coast California is home to some of the best beaches and mountains alike. Not to mention endless national parks, endangered wildlife and of course home of the infamous Redwood State Park. California: No Filter Needed.

If these astounding photos don’t make you want to drop everything and book a trip to California then nothing will. If you haven’t seen everything on this list get off your butt and start exploring, but make sure you share this with your Facebook friends first.

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1. Yosemite Falls

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2. Big Basin Redwood State Park

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3. Joshua Tree National Park

Photo source: Ian Parker

4. Pfeiffer Beach

Photo by Senthil Balakrishnan

5. Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states

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6. Wineries of Napa Valley

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7. Mendocino Coast

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8. McWay Falls

Photo by Chung Hu on Flickr

9. Antelope Valley poppy reserve

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10. Lava tube caves under Tulelake, California

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11. Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

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12. Amboy Crater extinct volcano

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13. Mariposa Woods

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14. Aliso Park Bluffs in Laguna Beach

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15. Giant Rock in Landers

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16. Dumont dunes

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17. Cathedral Peak

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18. Piedras Blancas point (Seal Beach) in Big Sur

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19. Mount Shasta, dominant volcano

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20. Avenue of Giants in Northern California

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21. Bluefish Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve

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22. Taft Point in Yosemite

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23. Death Valley wild flower bloom (Click to see massive, zoomable photo)

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24. Bishop, California

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25. China Beach in San Francisco

Photo by Colin Dub

26. Point Reyes

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27. Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe

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28. Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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29. Glacier Point

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30. The beaches of Monterey Country

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31. Salton Sea

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32. Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California

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33. Muir Woods

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34. Natural arch in Santa Cruz

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35. Oxnard Dunes

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36. Vernal Falls

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37. The fog of San Francisco

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38. Redwood National Forest

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39. Yosemite Valley

Photo by Phil Hawkins

40. Heavenly Lake Tahoe

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41. Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

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42.  Devils Postpile National Monument

Copyright: Hank Shiffman

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