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Your Outdoors Photos: August 2018

The Inland Northwest is full of flora, fauna, waters, scenery and active people out to savor it all. Please visit this gallery regularly to share photos of your wild experiences, learning moments, hot discoveries, favorite trips. Help us build a visual tour of what's so great about the outdoors in this region through all four seasons. This photo gallery will be an inspiration to some people. To others it will be a reminder of why we love to live here -- and get outside as much as possible. <p><b>NOTE:</b> Before photos show up on the reader photo gallery, they must be approved by an editor. If yours does not show up immediately, fear not. The only likely delay is that an editor has not had a chance to approve new photo submissions yet. Thanks for participating!</p>

NOTE: Before photos show up in the reader photo gallery, they must be approved by an editor. If yours does not show up immediately, fear not. The only likely delay is that an editor has not had a chance to approve new photo submissions yet. Thanks for participating!

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  • Life doesn't get much better than this! A sunny fall afternoon with the river all to myself and glorious fall colors surrounding me. Spokane River near Gonzaga on 10-17-18

    Photographer: Vickie Sienknecht

  • Perfectly smooth water created a reflection so crisp that it's hard to distinguish between it and the floating leaf. Taken 10-17-18 on the Spokane River near Gonzaga.

    Photographer: Vickie Sienknecht

  • Racoon up a tree at Ft. Stevens State Park, OR.

    Photographer: Jim Schmitz

  • He'll soon be running for his life with hunting season opening before to long, but today he was headed back into the hills after getting a drink in Queen Lucas Lake outside of Cheney. End of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • 1st light along the Spokane River from the Indian Painted Rocks Trail in North Spokane. End of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • She was getting an early morning snack along the Knothead Trail in North Spokane this morning and we almost ran into her. End of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Peek-a-boo! My sister and I hiked the Indian Painted Rocks/Knothead Trails in North Spokane today and almost ran into this big girl. End of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • The rain was a welcome relief for all of us that hit the roads and trails. This runner was headed down Doomsday Hill enjoying the cleaner air in this last week of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Same bird as before. A reclusive Virginia Rail stretching it's wing in one of the remaining pools of summer at Turnbull Refuge on Saturday 06-27-18

    Photographer: Jerry Rolwes

  • A reclusive Virginia Rail feeding at Turnbull Refuge Saturday 8-25-18 in one of the remaining pools of summer.

    Photographer: Jerry Rolwes

  • A reclusive Virginia Rail feeding at Turnbull Refuge Saturday 8-25-18 in one of the remaining pools of summer.

    Photographer: Jerry Rolwes

  • Close up of Mark's Tiger Musky

    Photographer: mike forster

  • Mark Ham with a baby Tiger Musky from Newman lake 6lb 26" long catch and release

    Photographer: mike forster

  • same photo catch and release

    Photographer: mike forster

  • Mark Ham ( my Grandson) with a 2lb Large mouth Bass Newman lake catch and release Aug 24th

    Photographer: mike forster

  • Pileated woodpecker in Chattaroy, WA 08-22-2018

    Photographer: Curt Lorenz

  • This is from the Sands fire on Big Meadows last week. Fortunately it only burned 7 acres and was put out quickly. This was taken from our property.

    Photographer: Tanner Noller

  • Even the grasshoppers seemed to be needing to take a breather between hops with the air quality being so bad. Along the Centennial Trail in the Spokane Valley, mid august.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Choir in the Loft August 1, 2018 Four Lakes The last batch of barn swallows for the year has hatched, and waiting for mom and dad to feed them.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • These gentlemen didn't let a little dirty air ruin a great fishing trip. Seen mid August at Fish Lake

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Cooling in the Creek Taken August 17, 2018, in 90-degree weather, in Hangman Creek along Valley Chapel Road.

    Photographer: Bob Cashen

  • Sphinx/Hummingbird Moth Four Lakes, Wash. August 14, 2018. At dusk, particularly in mid-August, the hummingbird moths are attracted to the flowers. They are very fast, but with a little luck, can be photographed.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Are the fish smoked when they come out of the water when its like this? Seen along the Spokane River off the Centennial Trail in the Spokane Valley mid-August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • The smoke didn't slow these two down along the Centennial Trail in the Spokane Valley mid-August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Momma bluebird. Taken in the Tonasket Wash. area.

    Photographer: Mark Mulanax

  • Babies in nest. Mountain blue birds.

    Photographer: Mark Mulanax

  • I have to drive to Seattle often for meetings and I try to find spots I can rest on the way. Most of the time one of those stops is Vantage. Last week when I stopped there was a herd of big horned sheep on the lawn at the park office. This time there were two males, two very small, two teens and a few females there. I was excited since I have never seen the males with the herd. I might call this one is Excited to See the Herd

    Photographer: Sue Orlowski

  • Sunset through a glass orb. Taken on Wild Rose Prairie, Deer Park, Wa, on June 22, 2018

    Photographer: Sally Eckhart

  • Sunset through a glass orb. Took on Wild Rose Prairie, Deer Park, Wa, on June 22, 2018

    Photographer: Sally Eckhart

  • Sunset with wheat heads through a glass orb. Taken on our farm on Wild Rose Prairie, Deer Park, Wa, on July 30th.

    Photographer: Sally Eckhart

  • Cooper's hawk. Waiting on a Robin in the bushes. The Robin blinked first and the hawk had lunch. Taken in my backyard in Spokane.

    Photographer: Ann Hurst

  • A smoke-filled sunset in Riverside State Park

    Photographer: Patti Livingstone

  • Catch and release bass...Newman lake

    Photographer: mike forster

  • The early morning sunshine makes a web on a bush along the Fish Lake Trail look like spun gold. Beginning of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Maks and Owen Page climbing to get month 26 skiing in a row on Mt Rainier

    Photographer: TR Page

  • TR Page getting month 26 of skiing on Mt Rainier

    Photographer: Maks Page

  • Lake Pend Oreille from North Chilco Mt., Kooteni Co. Idaho

    Photographer: Dwight L Makinson

  • Fledgling Bald Eagle. This was taken at Sullivan Lake, Washington just outside of the Noisy Creek Campground area. I was able to get fairly close with my kayak.

    Photographer: Wayne K Stewart

  • A Pika stops for a second during it's busy morning as it hears my camera shutter probably for the first time in its very rugged life. Living under rocks with it's food supply of dried grasses with a covering of very deep snow over head Aug 1 18.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney WA

  • A Pika looks over it's high elevation flower garden on a beautiful Montana morning. Photo taken at around 9000 feet southwest Montana Aug 1 2018.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney WA

  • This is a Pika or comely called a (rock rabbit) they live at high elevation temps in the 80 and 90 degree range are very hard on them. Global warming may become a real threat for them. My wife Sandy and I went to about 9000 feet to find this little fellow. Aug 1 2018 Southwest Montana.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich. Cheney Wa,

  • Catch and release Newman lake Large Mouth bass on home made perch lure Aug. 6th

    Photographer: mike forster

  • The algae blooms in the ponds and lakes on either side of the Columbia Plateau Trail going through the north end of Turnbull is really thick with the warm weather. This American Coot looks like he's swimming in peasoup instead of water the 1st week of August

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Lake Coeur d'alene around Tubbs Hill was buzzing with activity the first weekend in August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This baby Osprey was as large as Its parents but squalling at the top of its lungs as it waited for breakfast. Taken mid July along 9 Mile Road.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This Osprey parent brings its young a fish on a nest made on a nesting platform built along 9 mile road. The waiting baby was as large as its parent and very loudly impatient for its meal. Taken mid July

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This little duck and her brood really made a wake as they swam in a line in one of the many ponds in Turnbull along the Columbia Plateau Trail at the end of July.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Male American Goldfinch in July color. I found it interesting when researching the bird that the male varies in color a great deal from month to month. During the mid summer months he is in full breeding colors and then starts to fade in fall. Taken on the Columbia Plateau Trail near Cheney, end of July.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • 56” keeper sturgeon out of kettle falls. Not to many caught this time of year

    Photographer: Nick Broderius

  • The view of Spokane from Palisades Park at the end of July. With all the fires and dust the air is thick.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Beauty from destruction, Beacon Hill burn zone, July, 2018

    Photographer: Lee Prouty

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