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Winter in Lowland Washington

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 February 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Welcome to Washington State, USA. Alex, Daniel, and I went on a winter hike, in the lower elevations to avoid snow, in late January. We are on the Olympic Peninsula hiking the Upper Big Creek Loop Trail. Washington is known for its rainy, cloudy winters. Sometimes, it will rain for days as storms blow in from the Pacific Ocean. But, we do get sunny breaks occasionally. Here, we see fog hanging in the trees as the sun tries to burn it off. The moss speaks of the dampness.

Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
Olympic Peninsula
Washington State, USA

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Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely image here !! The " woods are lovely, darki and deep...."

11 Feb 2019 6:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a wonderful living landscape . . so much variety !

11 Feb 2019 6:44am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great forest. It is also nice for animals when not everyone is cleaned up, but nature can take care of themselves.

11 Feb 2019 7:24am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle photo forestière, j'aime beaucoup ta composition et toute cette verdure.
Bonne journée Steve

11 Feb 2019 7:33am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It is very good, a beautiful lush green forest. Would love to be there.

11 Feb 2019 7:34am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & details!
L O V E L Y !

11 Feb 2019 7:57am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Here is a photo that could inspire me a beautiful digital creation. I love this kind of forest

11 Feb 2019 8:10am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Forests have also its wood monsters !

11 Feb 2019 8:20am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, wonderful green world as in a fairy tale ! Rain is a parent of the woods.

11 Feb 2019 8:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Excellent partage

11 Feb 2019 8:38am

Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

photo intéressante ! thank you steven

11 Feb 2019 9:05am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful primary forest, dense and moist !

11 Feb 2019 9:10am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very beautiful atmosphere of wild forest!

11 Feb 2019 9:40am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

The detail and color in this image is just magnificent. 5*

11 Feb 2019 10:37am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

An amazing network of greens and growth...

11 Feb 2019 10:39am

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Such an enchanting forest ... Beautiful treatment!

11 Feb 2019 10:44am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium


11 Feb 2019 11:18am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very good to see the sun between the green tints, but with fog and rain it is really ghostly here !

11 Feb 2019 12:23pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture in a nice quiet mood.

11 Feb 2019 1:31pm

willy from Belgium

une belle photo forestière aux jolies couleurs Steve

11 Feb 2019 1:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the greens and the shapes of the vegetation all around.

11 Feb 2019 1:55pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

The moss on the strange shapes of branches create a mysterious mood ! Really beautiful!!!

11 Feb 2019 1:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What eye-catching forms that are highlighted by the bright green moss!! This has quite an enchanting, almost magical, feel!

11 Feb 2019 2:07pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel sous bois et vue ces branches recouvertes de mousse superbe
Belle soirée

11 Feb 2019 4:24pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Feb 2019 4:31pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful composition . This forest seems to be populated by fantasy beings...

11 Feb 2019 5:04pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

I love these various green tones captured here!

11 Feb 2019 6:28pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Une scène sauvage dans la forêt... Great shot!

11 Feb 2019 9:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is beautiful. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Olympic Peninsula in April. I hope the snow from this latest storm is melted by then!

11 Feb 2019 10:02pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

did u see Sasquatch?!

12 Feb 2019 12:43am

@Daniel: I did and it had a young one with it. ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is amazing! It is just so thick with growth. I like the moss. A beautiful composition. I hope that you are surviving all of that snow!

12 Feb 2019 1:42am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

reminds me of a wonderland

12 Feb 2019 1:53am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Sensational rainforest scenery with tonnes of superb detail in the foliage and trees. Those green branches deeper into the scene are just magnificent. They remind me of some giant spider. And then you get the texture created by the trees in far background. So much to look at and admire!

12 Feb 2019 3:03am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a lovely picture, I love the mossy branches and can almost smell the forest

12 Feb 2019 4:52am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful scene. Lovely picture of the green thick growth and light. Excellent. :)

12 Feb 2019 6:42am

Diana from Olympia, United States

The green jungle gym

13 Feb 2019 10:21pm