North-West US Photos

North-West US Photos

These are a few of the photos that I have taken in the Pacific North West

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Mount Bachelor in Central Oregon wears a snow blanket year around

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Color abounds in tidal pools along the Pacific North West sea shore

These sea creatures were “muscling”in
on the action on this rocky outcropping.

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This green anemone is closed up waiting for high tide

A gold starfish “cuddles” up to a purple one.

Cheese is a major product of Tillamook Creamery Association in Oregon.
It is distributed US wide.

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But their Ice Cream is my favorite.

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Fishing and Crabbing are still major industries along the coast.  Dungeness Crab is a great delicacy.

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The beauty of the Pacific Northwest coastline cannot be described in photos.
You have to see it to really appreciate it.

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We were out looking for Orca (killer) (Shamo of Sea World fame) whales when I caught the sunlight hitting these waves

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We found a school, in fact two schools.  One during bright sunlight and the other on early morning fog.  We could see them beneath the surface by their dorsal fin and blowing vapor into the air.  Unfortunately none decided to give us a show by leaping into the air.
Mount Rainier and downtown Seattle from the Space Needle.
No trip to the Northwest is complete without a stop at Crater Lake National Park.  Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US at 1949 feet.  It formed in the collapsed caldera of a volcano.  There is a large island called Wizard Island.  There is also a smaller one shown here.  I’ll let you find the name.  Hint: It can be found sailing the seven seas in folklore.  Contact me if you can’t find the name.

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The coast is rich in oyster beds if you know where to look
You must shuck the oysters on the bed as the shells
produce new oysters

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Yeah, that’s the Skunk trying to figure out how to get one open
without stabbing himself in the hand

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