Oregon takes geography, climate and landscapes in many different directions. There’s a temperate rainforest on the heavily timbered Coast Range, rolling green through the Willamette Valley’s mild-weathered bread and wine basket, colder high alpine temperatures along the spine of the snowcapped Cascade Range, a high desert oasis in Central Oregon and a true desert climate of southeastern Oregon. We’ve culled photos from readers’ amazing submissions over the course of 2014 to bring you this photographic tour. A special thanks to all of you who have sent us photos. Keep ‘em coming!
Late summer at No Name Lake near Broken Top in the Central Oregon Cascades.
Abiqua Falls in the Willamette Valley near Silverton.
Scoping waves at Oswald West State Park on the Oregon Coast.
Wahclella Falls near the Bonneville Dam.
The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Gorge.
Fort Rock at sunrise in Central Oregon.
Thomas Creek (Gilkey) Covered Bridge in Scio, the “Covered Bridge Capital of the West.”
Waves crashing into Tillamook Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, between Seaside and Cannon Beach.
Daffodils and Oregon State Capitol from the Capitol Mall.
Aerial view of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson on a flight from Portland.
Thor’s Well at Cape Perpetua on the central Oregon Coast, south of Yachats.
Rusty car and homestead in a field near Harmony in Eastern Oregon.
An abandoned church outside of Moro, Eastern Oregon.
A herd of big horn sheep near the John Day River.
The Native Son beaches at Cape Kiwanda after a day of dory fishing.