18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hurricane Ridge

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State is a beautiful hiking destination in summer. At over 5,000 feet elevation it offers panoramic 360 degree views across the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range. It has plenty of wildlife, including marmots, deer, chipmunks, pheasant, goats, to name a few, and it is home to King Bolete Mushrooms. A perfect day hike, not overcrowded.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: E-M10MarkII
Copyright: © Iko Knyphausen