taken in a restored riparian forest in the Tualatin river valley, March 17th 2014

awaken your soul
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Mount Rainier National Park, Kevin Russ
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Beluga Whales ~ Each year in July, hundreds of beluga whales congregate to mate and give birth in the mouth of the Cunningham River in Canada. During high tide, they swim upstream with their backs barely covered by the shallow water and their stomachs rub the small rocks of the riverbed.
"Flying in a Twin Otter aircraft with the door off, I was able to achieve a clear shot of this natural wonder. It was one of the highlights of my career as a professional photographer," stated Norbert Rosing.
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