Recently I returned from my first
trip to the Pacific northwest. I was really amazed by the wildlife
and scenery that I encountered and really had a wonderful time.
There were days of complete rain and other frustrations, but I had
flexible plans that allowed me to adapt and make the best of the
With a little patience, (there are
36 full photographs on this page) I hope that you enjoy a sampling
of the photographs that I took...
Ecola State Park
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse on a misty
The View from Olympic National Park
- Ruby Beach
Second Beach Sunrise
Tufted Puffin - Oregon Coast
Aquarium - This bird (unlike almost every other wildlife
photograph on my website) was a captive bird in an outdoor aviary.
This species nests on offshore islands and is hard to photograph
in Oregon/Washington without violating state/federal restrictions.
Cannon Beach Sunset
A Sea Lion barking orders!
Wreck of the Peter Iredale (built 1890; wrecked 1906) at Fort Steven
State Park, OR
Sunshine reaches the temperate
Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia
Olympic Mountains and Black-tailed
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse a.k.a.
"Terrible Tilly" - it has been overwashed many times by huge waves
and was an incredible feat to build in 1880 and maintain for 77
years. It is now under private ownership and serves as a final
resting place for the ashes of those whose families pay to have them
flown in via helicopter. It lies a bit over a mile offshore.
Sea Star - to me it almost looks as
if it's running away...
The view from Yaquina Head
A stately Douglas Fir among forest
Mount Rainier reveals itself...
Silver Fox (color variation of the
Red Fox) in Mount Rainier National Park
Sooty Grouse female
Mount Rainier in a mostly frozen
An early season Hoary Marmot
gathering some food
Red Fox kit
I normally don't get into many
photographs on my trip, but this notch in a big Sitka Spruce was too
inviting. I saw even larger trees on my trip, but this several
hundred year old individual in Ecola State Park is still quite
Green Anemone at low tide
The trail up through Ecola State
Latourell Falls - Columbia River
Gorge - notice the amazing columnar basalt in the background rock
Acorn Woodpecker - Corvallis, OR
Oregon Coast Aquarium Shark Exhibit
- Newport, OR
Heceta Head Lighthouse
5 minute exposure of Mount Rainier
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