January + February 2010 » Washington Trails
FIRST PRIZE YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHERS Ground-nesting bird. Mukilteo Beach. Catherine Straume
FLORA AND FAUNA Panic. Skagit Valley Wildlife Area, Fir Island Farms Reserve Unit. Mark Kiver
SECOND PRIZE • FLORA AND FAUNA Western pasque flower, flaunting her stylish fall hairdo. Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park. Jason Hummel
Washington’s Most Photogenic Wild Places
These scenic locales show up among our photo contest entries every year, and they’re so darn pretty, they often win.
Take your pick between this lake and any of the myriad pools that dot the Enchant- ments. Shooting pictures in this central Cascades hideaway is as about as close to shooting fish in a barrel as photography gets.
If you’re going for the classic shot, put Lake Ann in the foreground and make sure the peak is dusted with snow.
Yellow Aster Butte
Abundant huckleberries give these meadows north of Mount Baker a brilliant red cast in autumn.
No detail shots here, just big panoramas bursting with the alpine grandeur of the North Cascades.
Shi Shi Beach
The Olympic Coast offers endless photographic op- portunities. The classic shot here is sunset at low tide with backlit sea stacks.
Southeastern Washington’s most majestic waterfall draws photographers hop- ing to catch its milky waters in just the right light.