Late Snowmelt: Mt. Rainier

Late Snowmelt at Mt. Rainier: Pentak 645D, Pentax-A 645 75mm f/2.8. Below Mt. Rainier is Tipsoo Lake, just beginning to thaw.

Please click on images to see larger versions. I’ve been up to Mt. Rainier a few times this year, most recently last weekend.  Snow and ice are still plentiful, with wildflowers unlikely to bloom at all in the meadows.  Summer, in general, has been pretty nonexistent so far in Seattle and surrounding areas.  However, a late (or no) thaw does have some photographic advantages.  I hope you enjoy these two shots.

Unnamed Waterfall: Panasonic G3, Panasonic 14-45 f/3.5-5.6. Found this nice cascade by the side of the road.

  • Ann
    July 26, 2011

    so beautiful!

  • Barb Michieli
    July 26, 2011

    My MOST FAVORITE mountain on earth!!! Thanks for bringing it “closer” to me, Dr. Thapa 🙂

  • Karen
    July 26, 2011

    I hope this finds you well. : )
    These are breathtaking, as usual. : )
    I wish I were at that waterfall…..
    Thank you for sharing…

  • linda
    July 26, 2011

    the late sun on the mt. and the reflections in the stream….captures it all. thank you. [will you be at Bellevue Arts this next weekend?]

  • Sally Allison
    July 29, 2011

    I love both of these shots so much! I saw Linda’s comment asking if you will be at Bellevue Arts Festival. I don’t know how I became your fan, but I would like to know if you sell your work!

  • Three Bears Lodge
    August 1, 2011

    Love the photo! We posted your link to our facebook page today:

    Would love to see some more Rainier photos from you!

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