Zenfolio | Joe Rocchio Photography | Olympic National Park, Washington

"Lowland Old Growth" - Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and western redcedar old growth stand along the Staircase Trail, Olympic National Park."Don't Weigh Me Down" - The temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest support an incredible amount of biomass...most noticeable is the incredible abundance of  moss growing everywhere!  Quinault"Green Blanket" - These downed logs are slowly being engulfed by proliferating moss.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Mid-Canopy Green" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Hillside Fir" - Large Douglas-fir 'holding-up' the hillside.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Gavin's Creek" - As far as I could tell, this was an unnamed creek. I hereby proclaim it to be Gavin Moss Puckett's Creek.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Forest Carpet" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Terra Viridis" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Forest Enchantment" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Quinault Green" - The various hues of green in this scene seemed endless, especially with late afternoon light poking through.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"To the Land of Enchantment" - Pony Bridge, along the trail to Enchantment Valley.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Shine a Light On Me" - As I was walking through an especially dark part of the forest, the sun popped out and lit up the moss-drenched tree in the background.Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Par"Rainforest Canpy" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Western Hemlock / Western Redcedar Forest" - Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) and western redcedar (Thuja plicata) dominate the Quinault Rainforest. Large Douglas-fir and Sitka Spruce are also fo"Down, But Not Dead" - Fallen dead trees in the rainforest teem with life. This downed tree supports numerous mosses and serves as a "nurse" log for western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) seedlingsQuina"Mouth of Kalaloch Creek" - Kalaloch Creek empties into the Pacific Ocean here. The beach is loaded with driftwood."Kalaloch Beach" - Sandstone fins portruding up through sand at Beach 4 of the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park."Bluffs and Headland of Kalaloch Beach" - Beach 4 of the Kalaloch area of Olympica National Park."Bunch Falls" - Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park"Onward" - Pony Bridge. Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park