USA: WASHINGTON: Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington is captured in photo galleries below featuring sea coast, haystacks, animals, mountains, flowers, and plants. In 1981, Olympic National Park was honored as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Animals

Animal photos from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington include: Roosevelt elk, a deer with Mount Olympus in background, and a clay chicken on a lavender farm. The Roosevelt elk (or Olympic elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti) is the largest of the four surviving subspecies of elk in North America.


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Mountains

Photos of mountains on the Olympic Peninsula include: Mount Olympus with deer, Olympic National Park, Big Quilcene Trail to Marmot Pass, ferry with mountain backtrop, and an aerial view of Hood Canal and Olympic Range.


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Sea coast, ferries, towns

Coast, ferry, and town photos from the Olympic Peninsula, Washington include: dramatic thunderhead and big logs on Kalaloch Beach, sea stacks on Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Cape Flattery sea caves on the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States, Port Townsend Historic District, Kingston Ferry, sunset light on abstract cloud pattern, aerial view of Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains.


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Farms, flowers, plants

The following photos from the Olympic Peninsula include: lavender farms, rusting equipment, sunflowers, rhododendron wildflowers on Mount Townsend hike, Phlox flowers, profuse Columbine flowers (genus Aquilegia in Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae), Olympic larkspur (Delphinium glareosum Greene), orange-red Indian paintbrush (Castilleja), False Solomon’s Seal (or Treacleberry, Latin name Maianthemum racemosum), water streaming by Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus, Araliaceae), rime frost on grass and trees, rays of light through moss covered trees in Hoh Rain Forest, ferns.


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