I’ve recently written about how you can spend two days in Olympic National Park, so now it’s time to showcase the park’s astonishing beauty in images instead of words. The Olympic National Park photos in this post are meant to inspire you to visit this spectacular park near Port Angeles in northwestern Washington—and I’m sure they will!
Olympic National Park is arguably the most varied of all national parks in the USA. And I know that’s a serious statement, but its diversity truly is staggering. The Olympic Mountains form the park’s core, a collection of razor-edge ridges, lakes, meadows and waterfalls. On the western slopes of those mountains lies the largest temperate rain forest in the country. The third main biotope is the coast, which boasts wide beaches, tidepools, rock formations and coastal forests.
All these landscapes provide a home to countless animals and plants, some of which are native to the Olympic Peninsula. In Olympic National Park, you can see everything from black bears, mountain lions and Roosevelt elk to migrating salmon and whales to bald eagles and sea otters.
Its exceptional biodiversity is why the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve.
Olympic National Park Photos
The following twelve Olympic National Park photos showcase just how extremely varied this park is. Scroll down and see the majestic beauty of the mountains, coast and rain forests.
Have you ever been to Olympic National Park? Which of these Olympic National Park photos are your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!