One of my favorite pictures of @gosiaburza
from my first backpacking trip this weekend :)
Looking for the chance to view some otterly adorable wildlife? You otter visit #OlympicCoast
National Marine Sanctuary!
Wildlife watching opportunities abound in this sanctuary, both from shore and on sea. Twenty-nine species of marine mammals visit sanctuary waters, and more than a million seabirds, waterfowl, and shorebirds travel through the sanctuary during annual migrations. Learn how to visit this jewel of the Pacific Northwest at olympiccoast.noaa.gov.
#EarthIsBlue #ILoveMySanctuary #Otter #OtterlyAdorable #SeaOtter #Travel #Adventure #Fun #PNW #Ocean #Wildlife #Wild
[Image description: A mother sea otter rests on her back in a kelp forest holding her pup on her belly. The Get Into Your Sanctuary logo is in the upper-right.]
Another unforgettable astro adventure. Figuring that those tiny red and blue lights in the distance were photographers (it was 2 or 3am on a perfect Milky Way night), I tried to walk to them and ended up walking for miles down the beach under the stars. I never reached them (TIL it's quite hard to gauge the distances of lights at night!) but I had an incredible experience nonetheless both listening to the waves of the rising tide and gazing straight into the galaxy. More pictures from this weekend to come :)
"I am excited to have the special opportunity to share these treasures with the public through storytelling and video. It is a dream of mine to tell stories of conservation and environmental stewardship, and I am really proud to tell these stories within the National Marine Sanctuary System." – Nick Zachar, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries videographer
What inspires you about the ocean?
#EarthIsBlue #OceanInspiration #OceanOptimism #Ocean #Inspiration #Optimism #Videography #Film #Beach #PNW #OlympicPeninsula #OlympicCoast
(Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA)
[Image description: Nick stands on a beach, leaning over a video camera set up on a tripod. This image was taken on Ruby Beach in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the ocean and sea stacks are visible in the background.]
The weekend is here and the coast is calling my name. Heading to the Olympic Peninsula tomorrow!
While the world is your canvas, before the tide sweeps away its memory, you play hopscotch (I can see why they made petroglyphs - you long for something more permanent).
“This crab looks hot, so I’m giving it shade!”
It’s been 3 weeks since my daughter and I backpacked the Wildcatter trail on the rugged Washington coast. It was quite the adventure and has left her thumbing through guide books looking for our next adventure!
What a wonderful beach sesh we had last weekend!! Cheers to sunshine and blue sky rain showers out of be blue, neck deep tide pools, flailing in the surf and watching your friends catch waves, beach lounging, fire cooking, bota box drinking, hammock lounging, belly laughing friendship beachy times!!
Will Price fireside on a warm and dry evening along the Olympic Coast.
Visit the northwest coastline and try to NOT be in awe of the people who have lived here for thousands of years. Bet there were some pretty gnarly fishermen in those crews. Rock pillars, storms, currents, living in constant fog, chasing whales...
Backpacks off, Will & Charlie Price enjoy beachside camping on the Olympic Coast. This was a great trip that unfortunately ended at the trailhead where my car had a smashed window, glass everywhere, squirrels and mice making residence in the car, and thousands of dollars in stolen gear...
Didn’t get out to the trails this weekend cuz I had to move, so here’s a short clip from the last time I went to the coast🌊🌅 Happy Monday! #secondbeach #olympiccoast
i wish i could stay here forever 🌊
Sometimes you just need to climb way up in a tree and lounge in a fishnet hammock and look at the waves and the sky.
If you pinch to zoom, you will see a bald eagle 🦅 casting its shadow on the surf below. It was difficult to capture on a camera how the mist, sun and savage bird rays mixed into a nature smoothie.
(swipe to see the full image) I love shooting on the Northwest coast. It's rugged, beautiful and remote. When I first began trying to shoot there, I would wait for a nice sunny day and try and catch sunset. I'd drive all the way out to the coast from Seattle, which is about 3.5 hours with the ferry ride, and hit a wall of fog right on the coast. Skunked. No sunset. So I reached out to someone whose weather opinion I respected, meteorologist Larry Schick. Amazingly he was responsive and super helpful. He told me to look for offshore flow. That's when the wind is blowing off land and out towards sea, blowing the fog away from the coast. Even more amazing he emailed me a few days later to let me know that offshore winds were setting up. Now I know. On the day I shot this panorama, there was. Weak offshore winds, keeping just the right amount of fog around as the sun was setting. Thanks Larry! #sunset #panorama #olympiccoast #fog
Every rough part of backpacking with a baby was so worth it for these views, smiling faces, and uninterrupted time together.
We hope you're having a pawsitivly wonderful #WorldOtterDay
! Sea otters in #OlympicCoast
National Marine Sanctuary are a fabulous conservation success story.
Because they used to be hunted for their fur, sea otters were once extinct from the coast of Washington state. In 1969 and 1970, 59 otters were relocated to Washington from Alaska. Thanks to stewardship and habitat conservation, that population has grown immensely – now more than 1800 sea otters live in Washington. That's otterly amazing population growth!
#EarthIsBlue #Otter #SeaOtter #PNW #Washington #Ocean #Nature #EndangeredSpecies
[Image description: A sea otter floats on its back in the ocean. Its mouth is open in what looks like a smile.]
Back to the #olympiccoast
for Memorial Day. The weather keeps getting sunnier and the bocce game gets stronger.