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Your Outdoor Photos: January 2021

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.

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Photos in This Album

  • This Mallard Duck was photographed beside the frozen pond at Cannon Hill Park.

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • Pileated Woodpecker at our heated bird bath on the South Hill. Saturday afternoon 13th February, 2021

    Photographer: Jean Carrier

  • February 8, 2021 — A winter fairyland section of Trail 131 at Mt. Spokane.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • February 8, 2021 on the snowshoe trails at Mt.Spokane.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • My first visit to the renovated U.S. pavilion. Took the photo around 7pm last night (WED 2/10/21) during frigid temperatures (fingertips almost frost bitten). To my surprise .... there were other 'cold' people enjoying the park along with me. I'm very familiar with the park. Having worked at City Hall for a number of years ... I walked areas of the river gorge from Hamilton Street to Nat Park during my lunch breaks.

    Photographer: Daniel Hagerman

  • A foggy early morning in Veradale.

    Photographer: Anna Erickson

  • A Northern Saw-whet Owl peeks out at me from it's roosting perch as if to say who are you? They are about 8 inches tall can be hard to find usually up under tree branches down low nocturnal roosts during the day hunts at night for small mammals low whistled toots repeated about 2 times per second. Found it West of Cheney January 29 2021.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • January 29, 2021, near the summit of Antoine Peak. Blue skies greeted me above the foggy valley below.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • January 29, 2021, a foggy morning at Antoine Peak. Above the fog, the sun was shining!

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • January 29, 2021, a foggy morning on Antoine Peak. I like the painted feel the fog and the light lend to the scene.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • The first thing viewers will notice about this photo is it's not the Inland PNW. It doesn't require a keen eye. It's obvious because there is snow in the image. In fact, there was more snow in the Arizona desert when this image was captured than there is in my yard which is beneath the Silver Mountain gondola in Kellogg, ID. The photo is of mesas just inside Arizona's border with New Mexico about a mile south of Interstate 40. The land is part of the Navajo Nation just north of Zuni Pueblo. In addition to not being local, the photo is also dated. It was taken on Feb. 4, 2006. The Jim Meehans of the SR will likely recall that was one day before the Seahawks were ripped off in Super Bowl Extra Large. I was working in New Mexico at the time and flew my brother down from the Silver Valley so I would have someone to watch the game with. I took the photo while playing tour guide. I understand this photo will not be used. That's fine. I just wanted to share. Thanks! 😊

    Photographer: Darrel L. Beehner

  • Dan and Colleen Robisch. Celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary (1/1/2000), doing our winter sport, X-Country Skiing. Mt Spokane, January 1st, 2021.

    Photographer: Dan Robisch

  • Mt Spokane X-Country Ski Trail January 2021

    Photographer: Dan Robisch

  • Mt Spokane X-Country Ski Trails

    Photographer: Dan Robisch

  • Sandpoint City Marina, North Idaho The lake water is drawn down approximately 10-11 feet every winter, controlled at Albeni Falls Dam on the Little Pend Oreille River.

    Photographer: Dan Robisch

  • Elk enjoying breakfast on a snowy morning on Turnbull wildlife refuge although there was a blizzard going on it did not seem to bother the elk very much a good breakfast to get the day going. January 27 2021

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney Wa

  • Elk waiting out a snow storm getting through winter on Turnbull wildlife refuge. January 27 2021

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney Wa

  • A photographer snaps a shot of the Mystic Waterfall in Indian Canyon Park in late January

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Bella Aspen and I enjoyed a break basking in the sun on Mt. Spokane while snowshoeing to the CCC Cabin. Perfect day! 1/18/2021

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • I was able to take a number of photos of this Blue Heron at Cannon Hill Park in October

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • I took this picture of a Blue Heron fluffing up it's feathers at Cannon Hill Park in October

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • A Beautiful Day. On January 11th I decided to go to Mt. Spokane to do some birding. When I got closer to the Mountain the sun came out and it reflected off the snow flocked trees and provided a gorgeous day. I also saw the birds that had been posted.

    Photographer: Sue Orlowski

  • A Beautiful Day. On January 11th I decided to go to Mt. Spokane to do some birding. When I got closer to the Mountain the sun came out and it reflected off the snow flocked trees and provided a gorgeous day. I also saw the birds that had been posted.

    Photographer: Susan Orlowski

  • A Beautiful Day. On Monday January 11th I took a ride up to Mt. Spokane to do some birding since there were reports of crossbills there. As I neared the mountain, the sun came out and blessed me with a picture perfect day with the sun reflecting off the snow flocked trees.

    Photographer: Sue Orlowski

  • BIG FOOT DOES EXIST! In the form of a human size statue at the beginning of the Rathdrum, Idaho Rathdrum Mountain Storybook hiking trail seen the second week of January.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A Northern Pygmy Owl a Mighty Mouse of owls they hunt from a perch and make a rapid toot, toot call can move very rapidly . Turnbull wildlife refuge. January 11 2021

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney Wa

  • A hard to find Northern Pygmy Owl sits on it's perch waiting for it's prey to show it self. They are only 6.75 inches tall but can take prey bigger then itself without much of a problem they are a mighty mouse of owls. Turnbull Wildlife refuge January 11 2021.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney Wa

  • The view from the Columbia Plateau Trail starting from the Amber Lake trailhead seen the beginning of January

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Grain Silos seen from the Columbia Plateau Trail going out of the Amber lake trailhead seen at the beginning of January

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Snow and rain but still getting on as the winter drags on two mule deer bucks forging on Turnbull wildlife refuge Jan. 5, 2021.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Usually rummaging around on the ground but with a strong sound is the beautiful Spotted Towhee. Such distinguishable red eyes! They can hop in reverse to scratch the leaf litter and find food hidden beneath, so balanced that they can use one leg if injured. Getting off the ground certainly paid off here. Early morning of the new year 2021 in Hauser.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

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