Looking Out from Behind the Waterfall – Oregon’s North Falls

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Looking Out from Behind the Waterfall – Oregon’s North Falls

Last night I was wrapping up a quick four-day nature photography road trip in search of new images and ideas when I found myself standing behind North Falls – an insanely beautiful and violent waterfall just gushing with snowmelt just east of Salem, Oregon. Because I opted to travel light and didn’t have my usual full

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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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Oregon’s Cannon Beach and an Incredible Sky and Sunset!

Timing is everything! This is just a quick post showing just how fast the sky can change in 14 minutes! I was at Cannon Beach in Oregon photographing one of the world’s biggest sea stacks on the most amazing coastline in the world at the perfect moment of low tide, sunset and as a storm was

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Oregon’s Second Highest Volcano – Mount Jefferson

After a mad flurry of family, graduation and corporate portrait jobs, I’m back at my desk editing my recent wildlife and nature images I shot during one of my “office escapes.” This was one shot of Mount Jefferson I thought I’d missed because five hours from home, I realized I brought the wrong tripod (I accidentally the one

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Oregon – The World’s Most Beautiful Coastline

FIVE NEW IMAGES! The Pacific Northwest has it all, and heading down to Oregon, it was time to see the best of the best – the world’s most beautiful coastline! click any image to enlarge One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world – Oregon’s Clatsop County from Ecola State Park to Cannon Beach,

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