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Right at Home
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

Pausing in the grass as it forages in the park's subalpine zone, an Olympic marmot is one of several animal and plant species and subspecies found only on the Olympic Peninsula. Initially a forest reserve, the park also owes its existence in part to wildlife. In 1909 President Theodore Roosevelt created Mount Olympus National Monument to protect elk native to the region, known ever since as Roosevelt elk. The same notable last name came into play three decades later when the area officially became a national park under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 300mm Nikon f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Crisp, bright, sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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