“Cape Flattery” by Nick Hanyok
Location: Cape Flattery, Washington
Photographer’s Note: I took this on Thanksgiving Day. I was taking a road trip from Portland, Oregon to the San Juan Islands in Washington, stopping at a dozen beautiful spots along the way. Cape Flattery instantly had me though. What’s so amazing to me is how the clusters of trees are perfectly placed on top of the rock stacks, constantly battered by the waves and wind. Completely natural and raw and yet peaceful and majestic. The entire hike to this point was cloudy and rainy. Once we reached the end though, the sunlight pierced through the fog and clouds, the rain stopped, and for me, the view at that moment stopped time.