+ Mountain Flora and Fauna

Sun Touched
Alpine Field of Mountain Asters
Mountain Asters Beneath Tatoosh
Paintbrush and Hummingbird
Sunlit Paintbrush
Paintbrush and a String of Pearls
Alpine Flora Along the Trail
Sky Pilot 1
Jacob's Ladder
Mountain Anemone
Avalanche Lily 2
Alpine Gold 1
Alpine Gold 2
Natural Carpet
Alpine Phlox 3
Venerable Giant
Grove of Majestic Giants
Sunlit
A Most Exhilarating Flower
Beacon of Light
Stately Snag 1
What's for Lunch?
Sky Pilot
Aspen Leaves 2
Before the winter....
Trail Fox
Checkin' Things Out
Fine View!
Olympic Mountain Goat
Boo!
Watch Your Step
Preparing for Winter
Visitor at Taft Point

Sun Touched

The stunningly textured corn (albeit poisonous) lily plant on display above timberline in a protected alpine meadow at Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-064)

Alpine Field of Mountain Asters

A lovely alpine meadow of mountain asters stretches along the Mildred Point Trail in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-066)

Mountain Asters Beneath Tatoosh

A field of sunlit mountain asters spread along a mountain meadow beneath the Tatoosh Range at Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-065)

Paintbrush and Hummingbird

A hummingbird enjoying a feast of Indian Paintbrush at Mt St Helens National Monument. (MFF-049)

Sunlit Paintbrush

The beauty of glowing Indian Paintbrush at Mt St Helens National Monument. (MFF-048)

Paintbrush and a String of Pearls

Singular Indian Paintbrush surrounded by Pearly Everlasting along the Cascade Pass Trail in North Cascades National Park. (MFF-068)

Alpine Flora Along the Trail

Mount Rainier National Park (MFF-001)

Sky Pilot 1

Mt Whitney, Sequoia National Park (MFF-007)

Jacob's Ladder

The small and soft blue wildflower, Jacob's Ladder, a polemonium blossoming along the Mildred Point Trail in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-052)

Mountain Anemone

Mount Rainier National Park (MFF-008)

Avalanche Lily 2

Mount Rainier National Park (MFF-009)

Alpine Gold 1

Mt Rainier National Park (MFF-003)

Alpine Gold 2

Olympic National Park (1985) (MFF-004)

Natural Carpet

A display of beautiful pink alpine phlox spreads and carpets a meadow at Sunrise Park in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-068)

Alpine Phlox 3

Mount Baker Wildernss (MFF-012)

Venerable Giant

Seeing this giant Sequoia tree standing tall with the late afternoon sun shining through its boughs (and knowing all that it has endured over the years) literally took my breath away (Yosemite National Park). (MFF-028)

Grove of Majestic Giants

Mariposa Grove, Yosemite. (MFF-027)

Sunlit

A sunlit and soft looking Devil's Club plant belies its thorn rebuke along the Rampart Ridge Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. (MFF - 050)

A Most Exhilarating Flower

Always a welcome site, this Beargrass began making its appearance along the Rampart Ridge Trail in Mt Rainier National Park -- the white clump of fragrant flowers standing tall on its 3 ft stalk. (MFF-053)

Beacon of Light

Beargrass plant stands as a beacon of light along the lower forested Eagle Peak Trail in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-046)

Stately Snag 1

Bighorn Plateau, Sequoia National Park (MFF-030)

What's for Lunch?

Pesky Stellar Jay checking out the landscape for lunch handout possibilities at Reflection Lakes in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-067)

Sky Pilot

Sky Pilot in bloom in the harsh environment near the summit of Mt Whitney. (MFF-045)

Aspen Leaves 2

Colorful aspen foliage on display in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain range. (MFF-42)

Before the winter....

....there were the fiery colors of fall in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. (MFF-44)

Trail Fox

Fox trekking along the Pinnacle Peak Trail, Mount Rainier. (MFF-021)

Checkin' Things Out

A Great Blue Heron at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, WA. (MFF - 035)

Fine View!

An Olympic Natl Park Mountain Goat atop Mt Eleanor taking in a view of Puget Sound. (MFF-036)

Olympic Mountain Goat

Mountain goat enjoying the view of Puget Sound on Mt Eleanor Olympic National Park, WA. (MFF-023)

Boo!

Hoary marmot along the Burroughs Trail - Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-019)

Watch Your Step

Blue Grouse hen scampering behind her chicks crossing the Cascade Pass Trail in North Cascades National Park. (MFF-069)

Preparing for Winter

A Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel foraging along the Cascade Pass Trail in North Cascades National Park. (MFF-070)

Visitor at Taft Point

Lizard sunning on the granite at Taft Point, Yosemite. (MFF-025)