Worlds collide in Washington State, where sea meets forest, forest meets desert and snow-capped mountains tower above it all. Few states can offer such a varied list of natural attractions: gorges, waterfalls, caves, sand dunes, rain forests, live volcanoes, ocean beaches and mountain meadows. The “Evergreen State” truly lives up to its name.
For six weeks, luna moth caterpillars gorge themselves on the leaves of the marula tree. Then, when they're ready, they instinctively weave giant cocoons around themselves in preparation for their stunning metamorphosis.