Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park

Sunrise over reflection lake at Mount Rainier NP

In case you didn't know, Mount Rainier or Tahoma as some of the locals refer to it as is in Washington State about 60 miles southeast of Seattle. It is the tallest in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and is also considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to its proximity to a large population.

Mount Rainier was also the 4th designated area to become one of the United States' beautiful national parks. It's a must-see when visiting the Pacific Northwest!

So what makes Mount Rainier a landscape photographer's dream? Well, in landscape photography subject matter, matters. In my opinion anyway. It's the beauty of this mountain from both afar and up close. You can include Mount Rainier in just about any landscape photo within 75 miles of the mountain on a clear day. You can also visit the park and enjoy the beauty up close with glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and streams. The possibilities are endless!

Not only is the mountain beautiful just with its snow-packed top, but it is also especially beautiful when the sunlight bounces off that surface at sunset giving it a purple glow. It truly is magnificent.

So whether you are a native to Washington or are planning a trip here, make sure you take in the beautiful views of Mount Rainier.


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Paul Marcoe is a landscape photographer from Washington State and his gallery can be found at Images Copywrite Paul Marcoe, 2021. 

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