This composite image captures an hour's worth of air traffic over downtown Seattle.
Shadows form among the Palouse's rolling hills briefly after sunrise.
The moon sinks in the sky between two sea stacks shortly after sunset.
Punchbowl Falls slows to a near trickle as summer turns to autumn.
Unstable Spring weather made for some interesting cloud formations and colors.
Water swirls in the pool below Palouse Falls.
Fog rolls over the slopes of Hurricane Ridge at sunrise.
Tulip rows in Washington's Skagit Valley at sunset.
South Falls in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park.
As the sun crests the distant La Sal mountain range, spectacular crepuscular rays extend deep into the valleys of Canyonlands National Park.
The Lunar Solstice moonrise as seen from Kerry Park.
On the way to the Subway in Zion National Park, the contrast of red sandstone with lush, green trees and foliage made for a uniquely beautiful scene.
The Olympic Mountains serve as a backdrop to the skyscrapers of downtown Seattle.
Glow of the Sea
Noctiluca is a dinoflagellate, that when disturbed, has the ability to bioluminesce. This bloom was large enough for an easily visible indigo-blue color to be produced in the waves rolling ashore at Shi Shi Beach.
Valley of Gold
As the sun rises, it shines through a rain storm directly down canyon and provides backlight to the larches of Headlight Basin in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
A display of various wildflowers serve as a foreground to the Tatoosh Range in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Clouds break in the late afternoon to reveal Mt. Rainier.
Winter in the City
Steam rises from the buildings downtown on this chilly winter morning.
A display of crepuscular rays over the rural Palouse region of Washington.
Floating in the Clouds
The Space Needle makes an appearance as the rest of the city below is shrouded in heavy pre-dawn fog.
Streaks Across the Winter Sky
Star trails streak the sky above snow-covered Mt. Shuksan and Picture lake during this long exposure.
The Smell of Wildflowers
Warm light is cast across endless wildflower meadows in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Dusk Sets In
Crescent moon shortly before setting over the Cascades.
Mt. St. Helens can be seen beyond the Tatoosh Range at sunrise from Mt. Rainier National Park.
Frigid snow runoff makes its way over Comet Falls in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Light pours into the canyon above Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Stars reflect off the wet sands of Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.
The sun sets on the rugged Olympic Coast.
Children play in the fountain at Seattle Center.
Double Arch at Arches National Park, as seen by moonlight with the stars showing brightly overhead.
Intense colors in the skies above Grand Teton National Park cast shades of purple over pristine snow along the banks of the Snake River.
This Monet-like scene was captured at the Juanita Bay Wetlands in Kirkland, Washington.
Sunlight filters through the trees on a misty late autumn morning as some of the season's last remaining leaves cling on.
Twilight at Mt. Baker
Swaths of wildflowers cover the subalpine meadows of Skyline Divide. Photographed at twilight, Mt. Baker provides a backdrop to this expansive bouquet of lupine, daisies, mountain heliotrope and arnica.
Creature of the Forest
A black bear makes its way through the forest in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Kings of the Hill
A group of bighorn sheep pose for an early-morning photo.
Overlooking the sea from cliffs along California's northern coast.
A cloud with the looks of a pink cotton ball caps Mt. Hood at sunset.
Mountains are shrouded in morning mist at Mount Rainier National Park.
With the sun low on the horizon, its warm rays penetrate thick sea spray produced by the pounding surf at Olympic National Park's Point of Arches.
As dusk descends on Mt. Rainier National Park, fog floods the valleys below, and eventually rising above the nearby mountains.
A wave of ocean water at Bandon Beach retreats as surnise illuminates the clouds overhead.
Sunrise over the dead trees of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.