Washington State’s National parks, specifically Mount Rainier National Park, are home to some of the most photogenic and impressive peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Mount Rainier is a wilderness playground of beautiful hikes, layers of mountain peaks, wildflowers, and changing weather conditions, and we cannot wait to visit the area again and again.

Here’s a collection of our favourite photographs from Washington State Volcanoes.

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Peaking Through Fog’


Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Tipsoo Lake Sunset’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Layers at Sunrise’


The first drive to Mt. Saint Helens is a truly unforgettable experience. The closer we got to the mountain, the more noticeable the damage left from the eruption from thirty years prior became. The violent eruption has created the fertile grounds that give way to some of the most colourful and abundant wildflowers every summer. The St. Helens volcano is the perfect background to these gorgeous Indian Paintbrush flowers in the image below.

 

Mount St. Helens Photography: ‘Paint Brush Foreground’

 

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘The Swirling Crown’

Mount St. Helens Photography: ‘The Remnants’


This was the sunrise we witnessed after a particularly cold night in the mountains. A cold and foggy night was worth it after getting these vibrant colors the next morning during sunrise.

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Tolmie Peak Sunrise’


Mount Rainier Photography: ‘First Light on Rainier’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘First Light on Rainier’


Mount Rainier Photography: ‘An Array of Colours’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Rainier Under Starlight’


Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Unreal Scenes’


A painterly sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park. We used our telephoto lens to focus in on the layers, and to accentuate the pink sky in the background.

 

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Sunrise Layers’

 

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Under the Spotlight’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Monochrome Rays’


Mount St. Helens Photography: ‘St. Helens under Starlight’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Tolmie Layers’

Washington Volcano Photography: ‘Mount Baker above Fog’


Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Foreground Flowers’

Mount St. Helens Photography: ‘Field of Red’

 

Mount St. Helens Photography: ‘Volcanic Eruption’

 

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Painterly Fog’

Mount Rainier Photography: ‘Path into Fog’


You can visit our print store to purchase select photos from this gallery. If you don’t see your favourite photos in the print store, don’t hesitate to contact us, as we also create custom prints.