Photo of the Month

To have your photo considered, tag each of your photos on social media with #northwestnature! We choose our favorite Washington photo every month!

SEPTEMBER 2015 - Whether or not you’re a morning person, the experience you’ll get while visiting this beautiful park at sunrise is one that is highly recommend by photographer Valeriy Poltorak. Read more

AUGUST 2015 - When it comes to sunrise on the Sahale Arm Trail,  it's never too early to experience the morning light amongst wildflowers on a subalpine meadow. Photographed by Sam Davis. Read more

JULY 2015 - For this hiking crew, going off the beaten path surely meant expecting the incredibly stunning sunset in the North Cascades. Photographed by Back 40 Outfitters. Read more

JUNE 2015 - Washington provides some of the most stunning and staggeringly beautiful views, especially at Ancient Lakes. Photograph by Mitch Pittman. Read more

MAY 2015 - The beauty and diversity of the lands and waters of the evergreen state were on full display for one photographer, Mike Lawson, capturing a stunning sunset.

APRIL 2015 - Sometimes a great photograph only happens during a rare and beautiful morning at our iconic Mt. Rainier, as captured by one talented photographer, Ian Phelps. Read more

MARCH 2015 - Hiker Chalena Heston rose early with the sun to catch this beautiful sunrise of Mt. St. Helens.

FEBRUARY 2015 - Photographer Scott Kranz went snowcamping in the Mt. Baker backcountry with a tent view of Mt. Shuksan basking in late-afternoon alpenglow.

JANUARY 2015 - This pair of eagles landed on a branch just off of photographer Mike Benbow’s Mission Beach deck while he was out relaxing. Sadly, the limb blew off in a windstorm so they don’t land there anymore.

DECEMBER 2014 - After a long hike, sometimes nature will treat you to two views. Melinda Milner experienced just that on a hike one day to Mt. Stuart.

NOVEMBER 2014 - Our forests have been fragmented for 150 years, and it’s really visible from the sky. Benj Drummond had quite a view as he flew over the Central Cascades.

OCTOBER 2014 - With a sky filled with wonderful clouds, it's not hard to find a wonderful camp in the endless green Spider Meadows. This was the case for photographer Andy Porter.

SEPTEMBER 2014 - Park Butte Lookout, on Mt. Baker's Parke Butte Trail, peaks above the dewey morning fog. Photo by Holly Johnson

AUGUST 2014 - A fawn hears a sudden noise upon finding a quiet resting place in nature by John Marshall.

JULY 2014 - The walking trails on Ebey's Landing at Whidbey Island hug the coast and are perfect for photographers, by Samuel Elkins.

JUNE 2014 - Yellow Island Preserve blooms with its beauty, as a little explorer falls in love with the island by Noah Smith.

MAY 2014 - Moses Coulee Preserve shows its vibrant colors during a morning sunrise hike by Don Macanlalay.

APRIL 2014 - Mt. Rainier shows its beauty during a snowboarding adventure by Cameron Krueger.


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