Animals

Dogs

Did you hear the news this past week? An Oregon Great Dane ate 43 and a half socks, which fortunately were able to be surgically removed by a Portland-area veterinary hospital. In honor of this Oregon dog, today we're sharing images of a few more of man's best friends.

 Pete gets a treat after a bath by owner, Aubrea McNamara at Suds em Yourself on 11th St. in Eugene.  Photo by Sherrlyn Borkgren

Pete gets a treat after a bath by owner, Aubrea McNamara at Suds em Yourself on 11th St. in Eugene. Photo by Sherrlyn Borkgren

 Andrew Eberly's dog, a Blue Heeler named Little, gets a bit impatient and tries to hurry things up, while the silly humans chat. Little is a year and a half, and high energy - he prefers running along with Andrew's bike to leisurely park walks. (at Peninsula Park in North Portland)  Photo by Keri Friedman

Andrew Eberly's dog, a Blue Heeler named Little, gets a bit impatient and tries to hurry things up, while the silly humans chat. Little is a year and a half, and high energy - he prefers running along with Andrew's bike to leisurely park walks. (at Peninsula Park in North Portland) Photo by Keri Friedman

  Photo by Ray Hughey

Photo by Ray Hughey

Buildings in Oregon

If you have been able to visit our exhibit in Hood River over the past week, we hope you spent a few minutes watching images scroll by on a video monitor in the lobby. The monitor features an image from each and every photographer who participated in the project. Below is a sample of images included around the theme of buildings.

 Mid-Columbia Producers' grain elevators from highway 19 in Condon.  Photo by McLaren Stinchfield

Mid-Columbia Producers' grain elevators from highway 19 in Condon. Photo by McLaren Stinchfield

 Horses, used for recreation, on a farm in the Willamette Valley.  Photo by Tom Reiman

Horses, used for recreation, on a farm in the Willamette Valley. Photo by Tom Reiman

 The 125-foot Astoria Column overlooks Astoria and the mouth of the Columbia River.  Photo by Michael Parker

The 125-foot Astoria Column overlooks Astoria and the mouth of the Columbia River. Photo by Michael Parker

New Life

Spring has arrived and the longer days and buds on the trees have got us thinking about new life. Luckily, several of our photographers captured images that show life's beginning in a variety of ways.

 A black crake chick five days after hatching at the Oregon Zoo.  Photo by Michael Durham

A black crake chick five days after hatching at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Michael Durham

 Maria Cisneros with daughter and baby Ahyzel at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.  Photo by Peter Marbach

Maria Cisneros with daughter and baby Ahyzel at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Photo by Peter Marbach

 A Pendleton farmer inspects grains of wheat from his harvest.  Photo by Chantell Reid

A Pendleton farmer inspects grains of wheat from his harvest. Photo by Chantell Reid

Working with Animals

For many Oregonians, working with animals is a way of life. This week we're sharing just a few of many photos featuring people and animals. We'd also like to wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 Worth Johnston, age 10, helps with afternoon milking at the Johnston family dairy south of Tillamook.  Photo by Joe Wrabek

Worth Johnston, age 10, helps with afternoon milking at the Johnston family dairy south of Tillamook. Photo by Joe Wrabek

 Ben Willett wrangles a heritage sheep with Ian Silvernail on their farm outside Corvallis, OR at 7:26 pm.  Photo by Christopher Onstott

Ben Willett wrangles a heritage sheep with Ian Silvernail on their farm outside Corvallis, OR at 7:26 pm. Photo by Christopher Onstott

 Gary Landers of Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation in Sisters brings a red-tailed Hawk, Mercy, out for a check-up. Mercy cannot be released into the wild, but serves as a foster parent for other redtails that arrive for rehab.  Photo by Lynn Woodward

Gary Landers of Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation in Sisters brings a red-tailed Hawk, Mercy, out for a check-up. Mercy cannot be released into the wild, but serves as a foster parent for other redtails that arrive for rehab. Photo by Lynn Woodward

Birds

Oregon is home to more than 400 species of birds, making us fifth in bird species diversity in the United States. Several shooters captured members of Oregon's bird population on July 15th -- we hope you enjoy their beautiful images!

 One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park.  Photo by George Lepp

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park. Photo by George Lepp

 A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph.  Photo by Erika Plummer  

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer 

 Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter.  Photo by Lynn Murrey  

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter. Photo by Lynn Murrey