WASHINGTON STATE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY
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Original wall art for sale online. Limited edition, luxury fine art nature photography collection from the evergreen state. Large format, gallery quality, face mount acrylic prints for home decor and interior design. Sure to complement any interior, bring powerful award winning fine art nature photography home. Available in your choice of float mount (frameless) or with your choice of hand made Italian frames, for more details please see the luxury fine art process.
Washington state, located in the Pacific Northwest, is the north-westerly most state in the union. The state is bordered by the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Best know for its spectacular coastline, temperate rain forests, waterfalls and mountain landscapes, the state’s natural beauty is world renowned.
The Washington coast boasts some of the most beautiful ocean and seascape scenery in North America. The Pacific coast stretches over 100 miles from the delta of the mighty Columbia river to Cape Flattery, the north-westerly most point in the contiguous United States. Miles of wind swept coastline, secluded beaches, rugged headlands and temperate rainforests await the intrepid nature lover.
The Olympic Peninsula, is home to thick temperate rainforests and some of the largest trees in the world. Shrouded in cloud cover most of the year, the westerly portion of the peninsula receives some of the highest rainfall amounts anywhere north of the tropics. The valleys of the Olympic Mountains are home to the the largest specimens of Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir trees in the world. Mt. Olympus, the tallest mountain on the peninsula has a height of 7,980ft (2,430m).
Washington state is located on the Ring of Fire. A geologically active area where two continental tectonic plates meet. The Juan de Fuca and North American plate meet about 100 miles offshore. Known as the Cascadia subduction zone, the Juan de Fuca plate is sliding or subducting underneath the North American plate at a rate of about 1 inch per year. This fault line is known of being able to generate some of the most powerful earthquakes know to man. The last of which occurred in 1700 and measured around 9.0 on the Richter scale. This slow motion subduction process over geological time has given rise to the majestic Cascade mountains, including the tallest and most glaciated volcano in the contiguous United States. With a height of 14,411ft (4,392m) Mt. Rainier is the most prominent peak in the lower 48 and looms over the Puget Sound area.