Life on the Edge:
This Doe was photographed on 5,242ft at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park.
"Life at Hurricane Ridge is shaped by wind and snow. Over 75 mile an hour gusts buffet the ridge, lending the name "Hurricane." The 30-35 feet of snow that falls annually lingers into summer, shaping life year-round. Its weight challenges trees; its persistence maintains open meadows." - National Park Service www.NPS.gov Photo by Jared Rogers