Photos by Tag: deception pass

August 3rd, 2021

Smoke from area wildfires

Strange light, primarily due to smoke from wildfires as far away as British Columbia, Northern California, Oregon and eastern Washington. Monday afternoon scenes from Rosario Beach and Deception Pass State Park.

August 2nd, 2021

Smoke & fog

A combination of fog and smoke from regional fires made for an eerie scene Monday at Little North Beach, Deception Pass State Park.

July 29th, 2021

Powering toward the Pass

Power boats speed past Fidalgo Island’s Lighthouse Point on the way to Deception Pass.

July 7th, 2021

Watching over Canoe Pass: 2013

One of my favorite eagle shots, for some reason. This eagle perched on a snag over Canoe Pass. I’ve passed over this bridge countless times over the years and have only seen an eagle on that cliff site once or twice. The snag has since suffered the ravages of time.

June 18th, 2021

Cormorants fly west

Cormorants fly close to the water, heading west at Deception Pass between Fidalgo and Whidbey islands.

June 3rd, 2021

Memorial plaque, park picnic table

A Deception Pass State Park support option is commemorative items such as picnic tables and amphitheater seats. This North Beach picnic table, stationed with a sweeping view of the beach and the iconic Deception Pass Bridge, is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Ries. The table plaque reads: “In loving memory. Christopher Ries, beloved father, […]

June 3rd, 2021

Bridge work continues at Pass

With bridge access from above severely limited due to the ongoing painting project, I opted to walk up from North Beach. It is fascinating to see the network of brackets, cables, chainlink and “curtains” put into place for bridge repairs and paint prep workers. Much activity has now moved south from Canoe Pass Bridge on […]

May 20th, 2021

Pigeon guillemot flashes color

Pigeon guillemots boast bright red feet and mouths. They are nesting on the rocky cliffs of area islands including Fidalgo and Whidbey.

May 17th, 2021

Kayakers near Deception Pass

Kayakers round corner at Lighthouse Point, headed for Canoe Pass in the distance. South Fidalgo Island.

May 3rd, 2021

Diver photographs underwater beauty

I had been waiting for a harbor seal to surface again when I noticed a strange bubbling pattern in the water off Little North Beach. I kept watching, expecting the seal … but then scuba diver Jan Kocian surfaced. He said he had spent an hour in the pass area under the North Whidbey section […]

April 26th, 2021

Tug Quilceda pushes through Pass

I was checking out the Deception Pass Bridge painting project when the tug Quilceda moved into my view, pushing a barge with crane toward Lighthouse Point Monday morning.

April 21st, 2021

From shadows into light

A weekend kayaker moves from shadows into light under Canoe Pass Bridge at Deception Pass.

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