Dose Elk

Dose Elk

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

Fall Salmon Run

Deschutes River (WA) salmon run by Allan J Jones photography
Descutes River (WA) Salmon Run

August 27, 2018

These are salmon waiting below the dam into Capitol Lake (Olympia, WA) to make their run up the Deschutes River. A nice group of fish… In the lower right corner you can see a fish half out of the water … a couple others are partially out elsewhere.

There were  herons, gulls and a harbor seal or two around ….

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 105mm
ISO: 200    1/125 sec   f/5.6

Twin Fawns

Twin Fawns, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park by Allan J Jones
Twin Fawns, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park

We were camped at Mary’s Falls Camp on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. In the morning, while having coffee and breakfast, had a young doe walk through camp. Shortly thereafter, her two young fawns followed … clearly a little nervous about the (smelly) strangers.

A nice way to start the day for us.

Camera: Nikon 1 AW1
Lens: 11-27.5mm set at 27.5
ISO 560    1/125 sec    f/5.6

Mountain Goats

Twin Fawns, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park by Allan J Jones
Mountain Goat Mom and kid, High Divide Trail, Olympic National Park

We were hiking around the High Divide in Olympic National Park and had camped in Seven Lakes Basin and took a day trip down to Hoh Lake. On the way back up to Bogachiel Pass, I came around a rock outcrop and found myself face to face with a black bear. We were both startled… but he moved downhill and out of sight much faster than I could get my camera ready.

On the way down to the side trail to Seven Lakes Basin, we came face to face with a family group of mountain goats standing in the trail. We were a little nervous, but I wasn’t as concerned as I was with the bear… and I was able to get a number of photos.

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 18-70mm set at 70mm
ISO 100    1/50 sec    f4.5

Twelve Spot Skimmer

Twelve Spot Skimmer, Capitol Lake, Olympia WA by Allan J Jones
Twelve Spot Skimmer, Capitol Lake, Olympia WA

I know that this looks a lot like a dragon fly … but it is technically a Twelve Spot Skimmer. I’m not sure it cares much what we call it, but I think it’s a pretty nice bug.

Camera: Nikon Df
Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.8
ISO 400    1/400sec   f/10

Young Buck

Young Buck on Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park photo by Allan J Jones
Young Buck on Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park

I was hiking out to Hurricane Hill in Olympic National Park and on the return there were a couple deer coming down the hillside. This is a very highly traveled area and the animals are used to people … that and they have never experienced hunting. So, this young buck was a lot less nervous than in areas where there is an annual hunting season. They stopped alongside the trail and were grazing some of the wild flowers.

While I had my zoom all the way out at 300mm, this image isn’t cropped at all. I got closer, but this is the image that was the most interesting.

Photo taken July 30, 2016

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 160    1/320 sec    f5.6

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