I was up hiking in one of the easy to access alpine areas in the Olympic National Park and saw this Townsend’s Chipmunk hanging from a Canadian thistle top. I love the way the back toes are splayed out.
Recently took a 5-day backpack trip up into the Olympic National Park. When we got to the Dosewallips River trailhead, there were horses and mules being loaded up. We expected they were going on a pack trip across the park. Later, we talked to them in camp our first night … they were volunteers from the Backcountry Horsemen, taking tools (chainsaws and brush cutters) and fuel in for a volunteer group from the Washington Trails Association working on the N Fork Dosewallips and Graywolf Pass trails.
I was walking the beach at Fort Worden and saw a couple of river otters come out of the water (Puget Sound) and climb up onto the rocks. Glad I had my big telephoto with me … and not just my Holga!
This is part of the Dosewallips Elk herd that hangs out in the Brinnon area on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula. I found them relaxing in the Dosewallips State Park campground.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
- ISO 400 1/60sec f/11
One of the local farm stands had a selection of plants and as I was looking at this sunflower, a bee came up and posed for me.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
- ISO 400 1/60th sec f/11