This site presents photos and notes about some of the species that live on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Living here, we enjoy opportunities to walk with our cameras and butterfly binoculars and to observe. We present images of the organisms that we see on our walks. The selection of animals tends toward those that may be less noticed, photographed and written about elsewhere, thus the site has has more details about insects and other small animals than it has on birds and mammals.

Note: The coasts of the Peninsula are one of the richest areas in the world for marine species. We have not included marine organisms in this site but photos of these beautiful organisms are widely available elsewhere.

Most of the photographs are by Stephen Hart, some by Karen Hart and Robbie Hart. We’ve done our best to present accurate information, but identifying organisms from photographs can be difficult, so please take species identifications as tentative.

If you’d like to use any of these images (not-for-profit only), or have comments, questions or corrections please contact us Email ONH.