The Sequoia and Kings Canyon region has a wealth of biodiversity, illustrated here. The mountainous alpine area features a glacial lake, above which a red-tailed hawk flies. Oak-land and chaparral (shrub-land) predominate in the foothills of the mountains, where the bobcat, California quail, lupine, and the yucca plant reside. Between these two biota is the unique sequoia forest where a bear navigates fires and rivers. Image created for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.