Even without the sun Ruby Beach is a gem!
Mazzi has two obsessions - tennis balls and sand. Though she normally just digs in the sand and chases tennis balls, this day in lieu of a ball we improvised with sand.
The invertebrates in the Olympic Coast exhibit don't always line up in color-coordinated cliques, but when they do it's very satisfying.
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The tropics aren't the only marine environments with dazzling color. Just one look at our Olympic Coast exhibit proves cold-water habitats radiate rainbows too—from green and white-spotted rose anemones to purple urchins to tiger rockfish and giant Pacific octopus. 🌈 • • •
Our exhibit in the Northern Water Gallery is a celebration of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary protects a wide variety of marine life including marine mammals, sea birds, fishes, kelps, and intertidal communities that thrive in the productive upwelling zone.
"There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may be, In the cold grave—under the deep deep sea, Or in wide desert where no life is found, Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound; No voice is hush'd—no life treads silently, But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free. That never spoke, over the idle ground: But in green ruins, in the desolate walls Of antique palaces, where Man hath been, Though the dun fox, or wild hyæna, calls, And owls, that flit continually between, Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan,— There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone."
-Silence, Thomas Hood (1799-1845) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Wedding Rock petroglyphs, encountered on the Olympic Coast, WA during the last day of my Pacific Northwest Trail thru-hike this summer, 2018.
#petroglyphs #weddingrockwa #weddingrockpetroglyphs #olympiccoast #nativepetroglyphs #silence #thomashood #poetry #truesilence #pacificnorthwesttrail #pnt2018
Surfer dude trying to ride a very small wave on the Olympic coast, which I’d imagine requires some skill...nobody else could even get up. -
As costal orphans and people with an insatiable desire to be in the wild, we’ve developed our own Thanksgiving tradition of spending the weekend on the wild Olympic coast, rain or shine. I won’t kid you and say it’s not been mostly rain, but it’s always totally wild. I’m grateful for that. #grateful
to be #backpacking #backpackermagazine #family #outsideculture
If there were an awesome creative entrepreneur award it would go to @wildcoastvisuals
! ✨Her jewelry is hand foraged from the Olympic coast, and thoughtfully put together. How cool is that??
It’s fun to spend time with other creatives who craft such beautiful things and also inspire me to just to GO for it -in any capacity! To practice the things that spark joy as if no one’s watching, and go for those weird poses I saw on Pinterest. Also, Ruthie’s fern tattoo.. something I’ve dreamed about getting for years to cover up something I already have on my ankle- should I go for it? 🙌🏼 Check out the rest of the photos from this shoot with the link in my bio!
Toleak Point @ Olympic National Park
alert! The five toothy plates in the mouth of an urchin is collectively called the Aristotle's lantern.
Bristling purple urchins are some of the animals you can see roaming about the Olympic Coast Sanctuary exhibit here at the New England Aquarium. Of course by roam we mean inch along, using their tube feet to pull themselves across the rock or glass. It's when they creep along the glass that you can get a good look at that fancy-sounding Aristotle's lantern.
#urchin #olympiccoast #newenglandaquarium
Who else loves our Olympic Coastline?
My work takes me around the world and while it seems like I get to go everywhere, the reality is I don't always have the chance to fully explore the places I visit. When I lived in Seattle for a few months last year working on a special project, I wasn't able to make it out to @olympicnationalpark
since it was quite a drive out from where I was staying. When I went back to Seattle this year, I made sure to take a drive out to see the beauty of La Push Beach.
The best way out is always through
Walkin’ on a pretty daze in one of the most beautiful places in the world..
Marriage is going on a backcountry camping trip in Olympic National Park and wearing the same clothes for three days straight because you are too cold to change. ❤️😂
Would you rather have a 5 star hotel or a 250 billion star view? (Tbt the 50 hour summer road trip. First time being able to see and shoot the milky way in such fine detail!! Was so stoked to see this ✨)
Temperate rainforest #wcw
The "Tree of Life" along the Olympic Coast is easily one of the coolest things I've ever seen. It looks suspended in a way that defies gravity... I wonder how much longer it'll last before the sea (erosion) takes it from us? 🌲🌊