June 15, 2014
Olympic National Park, Washington
Photograph by Gary Fua, National Geographic Your Shot
Vine maples and big-leaf maples, covered in club moss, dwarf a hiker in the Hoh Rain Forest section of Olympic National Park. The park covers almost a million acres in Washington State and is home to three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate rain forest; and rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park's relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding scenery, the United Nations has declared Olympic both an international biosphere reserve and a World Heritage site.
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