Photography

Best Photos of Olympic National Park

A photo collection through four ecosystems.

Each year we ask national park travelers to enter their best shots in our annual photo contest. Here are some of the best photography we’ve received that were taken in Olympic National Park.

Olympic Beach Photography

Beautiful photography images of the Pacific beaches along the western edge of Olympic National Park. We recommend Rialto Beach or Second Beach for great sunset shots.

Sea stacks on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park
Sea stacks on Ruby Beach in Olympic National ParkBachir Badaoui
Olympic National Park - A beautiful night at Ruby Beach by Matt Meisenheimer
A beautiful night at Ruby BeachMatt Meisenheimer
Sunset at Rialto Beach at high tide
Sunset at Rialto Beach at high tideMark Wolsky
Sunset on 2nd Beach in Olympic National Park
Sunset on 2nd BeachRandy Traynor
Sunset on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park
Lavendar sunset on Ruby BeachSaurabh Ray
Dusk on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park
Dusk on Ruby BeachRichard Rae
Ruby Beach reflection at Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach reflectionPam Atkins
Tide ripples at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park
Tide ripples at Ruby BeachTaylor Smith
Milky Way on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park
Milky Way on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park (Photo: Judi Kubes)

Olympic Mountains Photography

Head up Hurricane Ridge Road for photography of the Olympic Mountains.

Hurricane Ridge sunset in Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge sunsetGeorge Campbell
Sun rising over the mountain mist in Olympic National Park
Sun rising over the mountain mist in Olympic National ParkBrian Tomcik
Deer and fawns on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
Deer and her twin fawns on Hurricane RidgeRichard Rae
Mt. Washington sunrise
Watching the sunrise at Mt WashingtonAmelia Merrick

Olympic Lake Photography

Lake Crescent and Lake Quinault are our favorite spots for peaceful, placid water shots in Olympic National Park.

Bridge at Devils Punchbowl on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park
Bridge at Devils Punchbowl on Lake CrescentGioacchino Rizzo
Full moon at Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park
Full moon at Lake Crescent LodgeKristopher Schoenleber
Olympic National Park - Lake Crescent by Renee Curcuru
Canoes at the dock on Lake CrescentRenee Curcuru

Olympic Rainforest Photography

Although Olympic National Park has four rainforests, the Hoh Rain Forest is the favorite spot for photography because of its easy access from the road.

Hall of Mosses Trail in autumn glory the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park
Hall of Mosses Trail in autumn glory the Hoh Rain Forest (Photo: Nancy Briggs)
Lush summer green on the Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park
Lush summer green on the Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest (Photo: Craig Bill)
Olympic National Park's rainforests thrive in the rainy season.
Olympic National Park’s rainforests thrive in the rainy season. (Photo: Paul Mongillo)