Outdoors

The Ocean

No portrait of Oregon would be complete without including some shots of our coast and the Pacific ocean. July 15th was a rare day on the coast: clear, bright, and beautiful. 

Young boy runs along the beach at Road's End State Recreation Site in Lincoln City.  Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Young boy runs along the beach at Road's End State Recreation Site in Lincoln City. Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Tom Henderson, Oregon's longest living free-dive spear-fisherman in action near Barview Jetty in Garibaldi.  Photo by Josh Humbert

Tom Henderson, Oregon's longest living free-dive spear-fisherman in action near Barview Jetty in Garibaldi. Photo by Josh Humbert

The photographer cleans vacation rentals up and down the coast from Yachats to Newport, and captured this image during her daily drive.  Photo by Lily Hudnell-Almas

The photographer cleans vacation rentals up and down the coast from Yachats to Newport, and captured this image during her daily drive. Photo by Lily Hudnell-Almas

Summer Fun

Oregon's beautiful summer weather is back for a bit, and there's few better ways to enjoy it than in the water - especially when you're a kid. Today's photos show kids at play in Oregon's waters.

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County.  Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park.  Photo by Bob Pennell  

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park. Photo by Bob Pennell 

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity.  Photo by Susan Ragan

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity. Photo by Susan Ragan

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 

Oregonians at Work: Outside

July 15th fell on a Monday, so many of our participants set out to capture images of Oregonians at work. In this week's set of photos, we feature some Oregonians who are lucky enough to spend their working days outside.

A worker releases the bindings on a truckload of logs at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene.  Photo by Brian Davies  

A worker releases the bindings on a truckload of logs at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene. Photo by Brian Davies 

Leslie Rae Robinson tends horses on his grand aunt's property in Warm Springs.  Photo by Leah Nash  

Leslie Rae Robinson tends horses on his grand aunt's property in Warm Springs. Photo by Leah Nash 

Jason Anthony poses with his work truck in Lake County.  Photo by Bill Kinney

Jason Anthony poses with his work truck in Lake County. Photo by Bill Kinney