EPOD 20th - Driftwood at La Push, Washington

September 01, 2020


We’re celebrating 20 years of Earth Science Picture of the Day during the month of September! Today’s photo features a popular EPOD from the past. Thanks to all of our followers (on the blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for supporting us. Thanks also to all of you who’ve submitted your photos. We’re most appreciative. This EPOD was originally published June 15, 2010.

Photographer: Phillip Lachman
Summary Author: Phillip Lachman

June 2010 Earth Science Picture of the Day Viewer's ChoiceThis piece of driftwood washed up on the beach at La Push, a small community in Clallam County, Washington. On our visit there in early spring, a very strong gale was blowing. Powerful winds accompanied by high tides are required to bring monsters like this ashore. The entire length of the beach was strewn with driftwood of all sizes. La Push, surrounded by the lush forest of the Olympic National Park, is located on the northwest coast of Washington's most westerly peninsula, at the mouth of the Quillayute River. La Push is the home of the Quileute Tribe. Picture taken April 5, 2010.

Photo Details: Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S7000; Focal Length: 22.0mm; Aperture: f/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 160.