West Tiger Mountain

West Tiger Mountain

Greetings everyone! I’ve been working on a couple of big posts lately and been out shooting nearly every free minute, so I’ve fallen a week behind. That said, I’m going to share a few of my latest images of West Tiger Mountain (which is about twenty minutes from my house) with you here. I’ve got lots to say, but I’ll save it for the upcoming next few posts. Enjoy! Click each image to enlarge!

West Tiger Mountain Stream

This beautiful, fast-moving stream flows down from the heights of West Tiger Mountain just east of Renton, Washington where it joins the Raging River about a half-mile downstream.

Douglas' Squirrel

Douglas’ Squirrel (Tamiascurus douglasii)

This small and noisy dark squirrel was heard long before I spotted it in the trees. After about a thirty minute hunt, I gave up – only to have it appear twenty feet in front of me, perfectly posed for this image.

West Tiger Mountain Forest

Late afternoon golden sunlight filters through the trees on the slopes of West Tiger Mountain in Western Washington.

Rich Leighton
May 15, 2012

About The Author

Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

Comments (4)

  • Chris Hansen

    Love the DTS (Douglas Tree Squirrel) They are one of my favorites. love all the rich greens washington gas to offer.

  • RichLeighton

    Thank you very much, Chris! This particular mountain has become my quick little getaway as I can go from my desk to the forests in under a half hour. I have to admit getting this squirrel shot wasn’t easy…. lots of climbing involved! 🙂

  • RichLeighton

    Thank you very much, Chris! This particular mountain has become my quick little getaway as I can go from my desk to the forests in under a half hour. I have to admit getting this squirrel shot wasn’t easy…. lots of climbing involved! 🙂

  • Cindy

    Squirrel hide & seek..but that squirrel just knew it wanted its picture taken by you
    🙂

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