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
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
This ducks were all standing on this log in the morning sun. I think they may have just wanted to get out of the scummy water. I know I sure would have.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 250mm ISO 200 1/250 sec f/8.0
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
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
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
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