The Enchanted Forest

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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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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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That *$*#@(#*&@ Red-breasted Nuthatch!!!

For the past couple of years there has been a red-breasted nuthatch that lives near my house that is almost always visible until the moment I have a camera in hand, and it’s been driving me crazy. It was funny at first, but after months stretching into years, it has gotten personal. Very personal. The other day I

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Sol Duc Falls – Ancient America

“Sol Duc Falls” is my fifth entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like before people arrived. – click image to enlarge- Sol Duc Falls – Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Sol Duc Falls

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Weird Fungus and Lichens of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for lots of things, but did you know its coastal region is also the mushroom capital of North America? Like any fungus, a mushroom or lichen thrives in wet, cool and damp places, especially if there is a lot of shade from conifer forests with deep mineral-rich soils and an oceanic climate that never

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Sea Stacks and the Coastline (and a Local Quinault Legend!)

This is my third entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like when the first people arrived. Because this part of Washington’s Pacific Coast is still home to various tribes of

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Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

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Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Lately I’ve been shooting more new images faster than I can edit & caption them, so over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be finally getting new images of the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest ready and sharing a bunch of them as fast as I can upload. Click any image to enlarge…. enjoy! I appreciate any feedback in

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