Photos from Mt. Rainier
Paradise Lodgel in Winter
By Andres Caldera
2nd Place Hikers in Action in WTA's 2011 NW Exposure photo contest. "This was my first time on this amazing trail from Sunrise to the Fremont Lookout. While shooting the mountain from multiple angles, I found this hiker taking a nap who provided a nice compositional element to give depth to the scene."
By Delton Young
Exposed tree rings and textures at Grove of the Patriarchs, Mt. Rainier National Park.
By Wes Cooper
1st Place Hikers in Action, WTA's 2011 NW Exposure photo contest. "I was leading a group of climbing students to the top of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Glacier. As dawn broke we found ourselves about 400 feet below the summit, where the wind and sun sculpt the ice into very interesting shapes, known as penitentes."
By Harry Ableman
3rd Place in the Flora and Fauna category in WTA's NW Exposure 2011 photo contest. "I was looking for subjects to photograph in the Ohanapecosh area of Mount Rainier when I saw a young vine maple with bright, raindrop-covered leaves."
By Robert Bryll
3rd Place Wild Landscapes winner in WTA's 2011 NW Exposure photo contest. "The weather was beautiful: sunshine and blue sky interspersed with sudden ominous dark clouds."
late winter afternoon snowshoe
Playing with the light and shadows near Reflection Lake
Getting the last of the berries before going to sleep for the winter
A colorful photo taken on a rainy day.
Nice views for this marmot condo
By Nanook of the NW
Dew-spangled white pine and alpine firs keep watch over Huckleberry Creek Basin shortly after sunrise.
By Nanook of the NW
Rain-slicked rock glistens on Goat Island Mountain through a break in the clouds. Taken from the Wonderland Trail below Sunrise.
Enticing green pond tucked away on the Naches Peak Loop trail. Taken with a cheap digital camera.
Mount Rainier peaking behind the trees on the Naches Peak Loop trail. Taken with a cheap digital camera - no color effects applied.
Bear Grass makes a last stand before autumn snow sets in. Taken with a cheap digital camera.
An alpine pond surrounded by snow on the Naches Peak Loop trail. Taken with a cheap digital camera.
Mtn in shade of cloud from Summit Lake
Really lucky to witness such a spectacular early autumn sunrise over Mt Rainier.
Looking up at the summit from the base of the Inter glacier.
I enjoyed a spectacular early fall sunrise on my hike up the glacier basin trail.
By Bob and Barb
Bouquet seen at Silver Falls Overlook
Saw these guys on the way up the trail, I wasn't sure if they were siblings, friends, band mates etc. But they sure were adorable!
Lazy Marmot chilling out
On the summit of Mt. Rainer.