This Epic California Timelapse Is Pure Sun-Drenched Seduction

03/03/2014 10:58 am ET | Updated May 03, 2014

From sweeping desert vistas to staggering mountain views, California contains some of the most insanely beautiful sights in America.  There are canyons to explore, salt flats to marvel over, and some of the most amazing views of the stars available... and this timelapse captures them perfectly.

With landmarks like the iconic Sun Portal at Pfieffer Beach, the arid desert of Joshua Tree, or the ancient giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park, it's easy to see why the diverse landscape of California has captivated travelers since wheels were made of wood.

If this gorgeous timelapse has inspired you to take your own California cruise, scope out the interactive map below to find out exactly where each shot was captured.

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