Recent & Favorite Nature Photographs by Kayla Sulak

Amanita Muscaria

A "candy apple red" Amanita found deep in the woods. Despite the beautiful, appealing look of this mushroom, it shouldn't be eaten without very specific processing methods. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Striking light on the majestic Mount Shuksan, seen from across Picture Lake. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A self portrait of a very memorable morning above the clouds in Central-Northern Washington. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"Secret Cove"

A beautiful alpine meadow along the Timberline Trail beneath Mount Hood. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

The pinnacle of summer might have been dancing in a red dress on the South Sister summit! [self portrait] 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Magical combination of light and sand textures in Death Valley's sand dunes. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Mount Jefferson framed by, and reflected in, Jefferson Park's scenery. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"The Green Vortex"

Emerald moss, turquoise water, and (not pictured) lots of fairies, toads and elfs. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"Forest Coral"

A golden coral fungus, spotlit by sunlight on the forest floor. Oregon, 2019. © Kayla Sulak

From the summit of South Sister, we looked down and saw these cool lakes at the base of the Three Sisters range. It looks a lot different from down here! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A beautiful fall day at a waterfall. Never have seen so many maple leaves like this! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

After battling cold weather all day and braving the snowy hike, we were treated to this seriously incredible, blazing sunset seen from above Hidden Lake in the North Cascades National Park. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Pondering the cosmos and the meaning of life on an unbelievably calm night in the Sawtooths, Idaho. [self portrait] 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"Autumnal Eddy Swirls"

49 seconds on the Coquille River in one image. This was shot in bulb mode with a 10-stop neutral density filter. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

An early November backpacking trip near the Three Sisters was blessed with unusually warm weather in the mountains, and this blazing sunrise! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A warm June night on Pilot Butte above beautiful Bend, Oregon! I only reminisce about this night constantly... :) [self portrait] 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Black Morel Mushroom

My favorite thing about late spring is morel mushrooms! They sure are good at hiding in plain sight. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Spring Balsamroot at Cove Palisades, Central Oregon. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A panorama overlooking manzanita skeletons in the foothills of the Three Sisters mountains. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A self portrait above the clouds in the Mount Hood National Forest. What a morning to be alive! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Our Milky Way galaxy is seen rising over Mount Bachelor in Central Oregon on a summer night. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Lush, verdant wood sorrel and ferns surround a waterfall in Oregon. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Dinner time in Mount Hood National Forest! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Corn lily plants have the most eye catching textures in their leaves! Mount Hood National Forest, 2019. © Kayla Sulak

Foggy moonrise during a backpacking trip at Mount Hood, Oregon. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"A Crooked River"

A snow covered Crooked River in Central Oregon. February 2019. ©Kayla Sulak

The lupine blossom at the base of Three Fingered Jack were so spectacular that they lured me back for several overnight trips within a week or two. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

When Moon Aligns

An unexpectedly perfect alignment between the moonrise and the Three Sisters, as seen while on a backpacking trip in the Wilderness. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

An abstract of a frozen puddle! 2019 © Kayla Sulak

Kootenay Mountains, British Columbia. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

A locally iconic view paired with a perfect sunset in Sisters, Oregon. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

A summer lightning storm in eastern Oregon. Admittedly this was one of the easier lightning storms to shoot, because there were huge bolts every thirty seconds or so for quite a while! The hair stood up on my arms and I had to stay low in this field... I love a good storm chase though. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

A foot path through fabulously vibrant autumn colors in the mountains of northwest Oregon, 2018. © Kayla Sulak

A mystical view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains beneath the constellation Orion. 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"After the Eclipse"

January's "Blue Blood Moon Eclipse" was obscured by clouds... however, it also made for this glorious desert sunrise that I'll never forget. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

Mountain Song

A night camped out in the Mount Washington Wilderness was rewarded with a beautiful sunset. The mosquitoes were happy I came, too!

A night of special (and very starry) conditions on the Alvord Playa in southeast Oregon. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

A crescent moon sets behind the skeletons of a burnt forest shortly after nightfall. It was also the night of the moon-Venus conjunction. July 2018. © Kayla Sulak

"Two Realms"

An ethereal, atmospheric sunrise over natural hot springs, one frozen morning in southeastern Oregon. 2018. © Kayla Sulak

"Lavender Whirl"

Crater Lake and Wizard Island, as seen during a sunrise snowshoe adventure around the rim of the crater. 2017. © Kayla Sulak

Palouse Falls by moonlight. See the moonbow in the falls, and the planet Jupiter in the sky? 2017. © Kayla Sulak

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse

A single telephoto shot of the super "Wolf Moon" eclipse of January 2019, against a starry night sky. © Kayla Sulak

Somehow, the actual waiting in the snow for all 2 cars to pass by (which I was lucky to catch driving up "THAT loop" in the snow at night), the trying to get the camera settings perfected in time, and watching to see if the cars would make it smoothly through the icy loop, was the slightest bit more thrilling than the photo does justice for! 2019. © Kayla Sulak

"Oracle Pool"

Autumn colors at a special oasis in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon. 2017. © Kayla Sulak

"A Soft Chime"

A frozen juniper tree stands alone in frozen fog outside of Maupin, Oregon. 2017. © Kayla Sulak

Asters and other flowers bloom in the meadows at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon. 2017. © Kayla Sulak

After snowshoeing a few miles around the rim of Crater Lake, I was rewarded with a brilliant sunrise over the lake and Wizard Island. 2017. © Kayla Sulak