Monday, June 11, 2012

Photo of the day: Eagle in the Spring (Explored!)

Yes, this is a picture taken in May! It's Mount Rainier National Park, where the snow around the main visitor centers accumulates to depths of almost 20 feet most winters, then lingers until July or even August before melting off and starting over.

On this particular day, I was out shooting photos of our rangers conducting rope rescue training near Christine Falls. Between squalls of a spring blizzard, the clouds parted briefly, providing a spectacular view of the craggy summit of Eagle Peak across the Nisqually River canyon, dusted with fresh snow.

For those who know the landscape, that's Ricksecker Point in the mid-left, in my opinion one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the park.

This image is featured on my photo blog, blog.thelightisall.com, on June 11, 2012, and on my website, thelightisall.com. It was featured on Flickr's "Explore" at #158 on June 12, 2012.

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