Steve Nichols

Steve Nichols

@stevenarwhals

Narwhal saver by day, ne'er-do-well by night. 🦄 📍Portland, OR based 🌍Climate activist 📷Amateur/aspiring photographer 📱#iphoneonly
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“The human mind, being itself the fanciful creation of a great Creator, becomes in turn a creator of fancy.” -N. C. Wyeth ☁️ • • • bayarea sfbay sfbayarea sanfran sf sanfrancisco cali california southbay russianridge westcoast bestcoast drought wildfires climatechange nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict hiking adventure travel gaytravel pnwcollective iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

6 Days ago
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7 Days ago
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Zenith ☀️ • • • bayarea sfbay sfbayarea sanfran sf sanfrancisco cali california southbay russianridge westcoast bestcoast drought wildfires climatechange nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict hiking adventure travel gaytravel pnwcollective iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

8 Days ago
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Bird bath 🐦 • • • eaglecreek eaglecreekfire pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife oregonlove columbiagorge punchbowlfalls wildfires climatechange nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

17 Days ago
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🔥 You can only lose what was once found. 🌫 • • • eaglecreek eaglecreekfire pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife oregonlove columbiagorge punchbowlfalls wildfires climatechange nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

20 Days ago
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I can't sleep, sick to my stomach with sadness and anger, as the air around me is choked by the smoke of a human-caused fire that started on the Eagle Creek Trail and continues to ravage the Columbia Gorge. It pains me to think that I will never be able to enjoy this extra special section of the gorge the way it was ever again, and pains me greater still to think that future generations will never even have the opportunity to enjoy it the way I and many others were fortunate enough to. I regret not exploring the area more while I had the chance. More importantly, I am hoping for the best as firefighters continue their battle to contain this fire in the face of very difficult conditions, before it spreads to homes and other popular recreation areas nearby. 😢 • • • eaglecreek eaglecreekfire pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife oregonlove columbiagorge punchbowlfalls wildfires climatechange nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

21 Days ago
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Up with the moos and the cock-a-doodle-doos. 🐣 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife johndayfossilbeds clarnounit easternoregon centraloregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

22 Days ago
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The Painted Hills are considered one of the “Seven Wonders of Oregon.” They are named for the colorful layers of the hills, which correspond to various geological eras, formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain. The black soil is lignite from vegetative matter that grew along the floodplain. The grey coloring is mudstone, siltstone, and shale. The red coloring is laterite soil that was formed by iron deposits left when the area was warm and humid. 💎 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife paintedhills johndayfossilbeds eclipse eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict natureshots adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

27 Days ago
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When I dip, you dip, we dip. 🏖 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife johndayfossilbeds paintedhills easternoregon centraloregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

28 Days ago
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Last Light at the Palisades 🎆 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife johndayfossilbeds clarnounit easternoregon centraloregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

30 Days ago
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In 1900, Shaniko held the title as the “Wool Capitol of the World.” When a new, faster route for the railroad bypassed the town about a decade later, so began the town’s slow decline in population. It's now home to about 35 people, who take great pride in preserving the history of their "ghost town" including the jail, post office, and this iconic barn that ensures no visitor forgets where they are. 👻 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored highdesert centraloregon easternoregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

31 Days ago
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“Journey Through Time” ⏳ • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored highdesert centraloregon easternoregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

32 Days ago
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The sun rises over the Painted Hills on August 21st, 2017. Four hours later, the hills would once again be shrouded in shadows as the moon blocked the sun, creating a rare total solar eclipse. The Painted Hills, which were directly on the centerline of the "path of totality," experienced 2 minutes and 5 seconds of total eclipse. 🌄 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored paintedhills johndayfossilbeds eclipse eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

33 Days ago
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It turns out there are countless "painted hills" all over central/eastern Oregon but the vast majority are submerged beneath the surface, invisible to us. The feature known as "The Painted Hills" happens to run along a fault line, which has forced them above ground to create the iconic hills. 🎨 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored paintedhills johndayfossilbeds eclipse eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

34 Days ago
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Seconds before totality as dusk fell on the Painted Hills, the moon's shadow raced across the valley, the temperature dropped suddenly, day became night, and then the universe aligned to put on a spectacle that cannot be described with words or even photos. 🌘 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored paintedhills eclipse eclipse2017 totality johndayfossilbeds nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

35 Days ago
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On my way out to Eastern Oregon for the first time to catch the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017. Excited for what should be a weekend of geological and astrological wonder with little to no cell reception. See ya on the flip side! 📵 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking smithrock inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

38 Days ago
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Shark bait 🦈 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking columbiagorge thegorge bridalveil wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

41 Days ago
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Grand Finale 🎇 • • • pdx portland portlandoregon portlandia stumptown ripcity cityofroses bridgetown oregon oregonexplored exploregon 503 pnw pnwonderland pnwcollective pnwlife pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa willamette summer heatwave pdxpride instagay gaytravel gaystagram latergram iphoneonly photooftheday

50 Days ago
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60 Days ago
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62 Days ago
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63 Days ago
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It's all good in the Hood 😎 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking giffordpinchot mounthood mthood wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

65 Days ago
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Peek-a-boo. 🙈 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking giffordpinchot wildflowers botany wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

68 Days ago
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Life is but a dream. 🛶 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking mounthood mthood lostlake wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

70 Days ago
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Wander yonder. 🌀 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking giffordpinchot wildflowers botany wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

75 Days ago
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Pollinators make life possible. 🌼 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking giffordpinchot wildflowers botany wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

76 Days ago
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Success does not bring you happiness; happiness brings you success. 🌸 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure gaytravel hiking giffordpinchot wildflowers botany wisdom inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

77 Days ago
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8 minute delay 🌅 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregoncoast cannonbeach manzanita pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

82 Days ago
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I found ten bucks. 🦌 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregoncoast coosbay reedsport pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

83 Days ago
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Happy 4th 🇺🇸 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregoncoast cannonbeach manzanita pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

84 Days ago
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89 Days ago
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🔥Heat / Wave 🌊 • • • pdx portland portlandoregon portlandia stumptown ripcity cityofroses bridgetown oregon oregonexplored exploregon 503 pnw pnwonderland pnwcollective pnwlife pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregoncoast summer heatwave pdxpride instagay gaytravel gaystagram latergram iphoneonly photooftheday

91 Days ago
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98 degrees 🌡 • • • pdx portland portlandoregon portlandia stumptown ripcity cityofroses bridgetown oregon oregonexplored exploregon 503 pnw pnwonderland pnwcollective pnwlife pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa willamette summer heatwave pdxpride instagay gaytravel gaystagram latergram iphoneonly photooftheday

92 Days ago