Erika Plummer

Portraits of Oregonians

Nothing can represent Oregon better than its people. Today we're sharing a few portraits of Oregonians that our photographers captured.

Want to see more portraits? Here are some we posted last year.

Atlanta native and 4-year Portlander Dee Gibson bartending at Dig A Pony on SE Grand.  Photo by Intisar Abioto

Atlanta native and 4-year Portlander Dee Gibson bartending at Dig A Pony on SE Grand. Photo by Intisar Abioto

A young student wears a big grin while waiting for his class to begin at the Dual Language Academy, a program taught in both English and Spanish and run concurrently with the district's migrant summer school program at Lincoln Street Elementary.  Photo by Michal Thompson

A young student wears a big grin while waiting for his class to begin at the Dual Language Academy, a program taught in both English and Spanish and run concurrently with the district's migrant summer school program at Lincoln Street Elementary. Photo by Michal Thompson

Deanna VanDoozer of Liberty Bakery in Joseph.  Photo by Erika Plummer

Deanna VanDoozer of Liberty Bakery in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer

Night Sky

Did you stay up this week to see the blood moon caused by a lunar eclipse? We did! And it inspired us to pull up a few images of the night sky to share today.

Trees from 1989 forest fire silhouette the Northern Lights along the horizon at the Hat Point Overlook near Hell's Canyon.  Photo by Erika Plummer

Trees from 1989 forest fire silhouette the Northern Lights along the horizon at the Hat Point Overlook near Hell's Canyon. Photo by Erika Plummer

The night sky over Sparks Lake, 25 miles west of Bend.  Photo by Michelle Bauer

The night sky over Sparks Lake, 25 miles west of Bend. Photo by Michelle Bauer

A starry sky arches over the city lights of Lincoln City and Siletz Bay to the north in an early morning long exposure photo.  Photo by Ron Cooper

A starry sky arches over the city lights of Lincoln City and Siletz Bay to the north in an early morning long exposure photo. Photo by Ron Cooper

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