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Your Outdoor Photos: August 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

  • The bees were busy on the Goldenrod along the Columbia Plateau Trail near Cheney at the end of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • The Chase above the Spokane River

    Photographer: Wes Hedrick

  • Well, I guess he was thirsty! I caught this acrobatic squirrel in action at Duncan Gardens on August 26.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • One of the most patient birds, the Blue Heron. The "King Of the Marsh" might be doing a rain dance. Early morning on Hauser Lake.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Mr& Mrs America a pair of Bald Eagles watch over the Kenai River in Alaska. The female is the largest of the two. Taken Augest 10th 2021 North of Kenai Alaska.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Sparrows and Chickadees love our backyard feeder. Lincoln Heights Spokane. Taken 8/21/21

    Photographer: Rachael Simmons

  • Maks and Owen Page getting month 62 of skiing on MT Rainier

    Photographer: TR Page

  • Male California Quail resting on told of the fence in the backyard.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Honey bee on the Milkweed.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Red Shafted Northern Flicker woodpecker.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Female California Quail.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Female squirrel in the crabapple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Waterfall on Two Mouth Creek. Idaho Selkirks. August 2021.

    Photographer: Bruce G Cunningham

  • View from our backyard Sunday the 15th looking west at the smoke from the latest fire.

    Photographer: Darlene Lawson

  • Seen while kayaking at Hauser Lake.

    Photographer: Tina Stevens

  • Cooling off after skiing in the north cascades July 1st on one of the hottest days of the summer. Month 61 in a row

    Photographer: TR Page

  • Caught this picture of a sunflower in our backyard just as the setting sun (a fire sun) was lined up almost exactly behind it.

    Photographer: Darlene Lawson

  • A man fly fishing on the Spokane River downstream from the Bowl and Pitcher early August

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This fine fellow, a Bull Snake, was sunbathing on the Columbia Plateau trail in the second week of August

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A visiting Great Egret has a good day fishing in the Marshall Wetlands in the second week of August

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Quail taking in Manito

    Photographer: Jane McDonald

  • Quail family out for a stroll in Manito

    Photographer: Jane McDonald

  • A recent smoky summer sunset through the trees in our neighbors’ yard with seasonal flowers from my garden.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • A nifty cloud/sun/smoke scene on the morning of August 4, 2021. It sure caught my eye as I was letting the dog out the back door.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • This was shot her a garage sale in Arizona traditions gated community 2019? Wazz up Thundercat got a B in your bonnet.MC to BANDITA comment.

    Photographer: Michael Wayne Conley

  • Really good news for the fish in the Spokane River. I saw a bunch of healthy looking fingerlings in the rocks near the Centennial Trail at the Islands Swimming area. The river is down but still cool in the first week of August.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • California Quail chick

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Looking Up! A rare treat of fourteen Black-necked Stilts overhead. Generally we are not in their range. This beautiful shorebird took a little break in the unusually shallow waters nearby. Keep looking up, World! Early morning on Hauser Lake.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • In the waning days of July, Jesse Hansen, 7, enjoys an evening paddle to the base of Peewee Falls on the Pend Oreille River near Boundary Dam. Photo by Jesse’s grandfather, Spokesman-Review subscriber Dan Hansen.

    Photographer: Dan Hansen

  • Eurasian Collared Dove posing as a statue

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Guardian on watch

    Photographer: Gary Dyer

  • While hiking at Iller Creek, this Owl (great horn?) was flying from tree to tree, watching us the whole time. We were certainly watching her. What a privilege to see during the day.

    Photographer: Thea Carter

  • West Valley area in July of 2021 in our front yard.

    Photographer: Honey Poppe

  • Calliope Hummingbird, the smallest North American hummingbird. Photo taken at north end of Priest Lake, July 25,2021

    Photographer: F. Miller

  • Calliope Hummingbird, the smallest North American hummingbird. Photo taken at north end of Priest Lake, July 25,2021

    Photographer: F.Miller

  • Mourning Dove perched on tree branch

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Immersing oneself in the lakes around us is the place to be on these hot summer days. This happy frog in Hauser Lake is a strong advocate for water recreation.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

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