Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

A North American river otter hunts in a glacier-fed stream in the Hoh Rain Forest inside Olympic National Park. The clear waters are filled with green plant growth. 

 (Daniel A. Anderson)
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Olympic National Park’s two parts include lush rain forests and a long stretch of coastline separated by Olympic National Forest in the state of Washington. 

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The fisher (Martes pennanti) is a member of the weasel family, related to the otter. The carnivore was trapped for its fur and nearly went extinct by the 1920s and ’30s in the Olympic Peninsula. It was successfully reintroduced in 2008.

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It’s called a rain forest for a reason, as 12 feet of rainfall per year is not uncommon inside Olympic National Park’s forests.

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Lake Quinault Lodge at the edge of Olympic National Park.

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An early morning scene along Lake Quinault bordering Olympic National Park. 

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A family and a couple explore where Kalaloch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean in front of Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park.

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The bananas Foster french toast at First Street Haven Restaurant in Port Angeles, Wash. The dish is topped with sautéed bananas and a homemade rum sauce and finished with fresh whipped cream and pecans. 

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Visitors take in the dramatic coastal scenery in the Quileute Indian Reservation town of La Push (near First Beach) bordering Olympic National Park in the state of Washington. 

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Named for Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt elk is the largest in North America.

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Elk graze near Lake Quinault bordering Olympic National Park. 

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Elk graze near the Hoh River, left. A young male North American elk keeps an eye on a visitor, center, during a morning rain near the Quinault River. Right: A fisherman works his magic in the Quinault River in Olympic National Park in the state of Washington.

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A bald eagle snatches a fish from the waters of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park one recent morning during a break from the rain. 

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The best place to see the playful sea otter is the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, especially in quiet coves along the wilderness coast.

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Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) is unique to the Olympic Penninsula. The bushy-tailed rodent is about the size of a cat and known to be sociable and playful.

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A front view of an adult black bear (Ursus americanus), sitting in a field of green clover, showing an aggressive posture.

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The only aquatic North American songbird, named American dipper or water ouzel, in creek waters near Quinault River in Olympic National Park. 

 (Daniel A. Anderson)
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