17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Under White Oaks, Rowena, Oregon

The Eastern Columbia Gorge lights up in the early spring with wildflowers, the Balsamroot being chief among them. They can be found on the high plateaus and hillsides on the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River where the wet, western rainforests give way to the semi-arid, sagebrush territory east of the Cascade Mountains.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Rowena, Oregon, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Gary Quay