The Enchanted Forest

January 2017 · Leighton Photography & Imaging

The Enchanted Forest

Last week I was in Banff, Alberta where I had been attending the AMAZING Second Annual International Landscape Photographers’ Association Summit. On the way home headed westward back to Seattle, I took a curve on a mountain highway near Revelstoke, British Columbia and ran into this incredible view on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. I just

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Galore!!!!

I was hiking through the hills in Southern Utah in April when in the early evening I came upon a large band of about thirty individual desert bighorn sheep, including other rams, ewes, and lambs. It took me many hours of stalking and staying put to get this close for these images. After a lot of

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Pacific Madrone (also known as the Manzanita)

Easily one of the most beautiful of all of the hardwoods on the Pacific Coast, the Pacific madrone is a member of the heath family and closely related to rhododendrons, and is the most northerly broadleaf evergreen trees on the continent. Early Spanish settlers in California recognized it as similar to the Mediterranean madrone (or

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Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnphis ordinoides)

Unusual but not unheard of, this northwestern garter snake (Thamnophis ordinoides) was unexpectedly found actively hunting in the grass near the beach on a rare February sunny day on the Oregon Coast in Oswald West State Park. One of the smallest of garter snakes in the region, it is also one of the hardest to

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