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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Lovers 👫 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregoncoast coastalrange tillamook pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

22 Days ago
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A very happiest of birthdays to a most delightful man, musician, marathon runner, mentor, brother, son, lover (so I’m told), and all around lovable rascal - the one, the only, the peerless and indefatigable Richard Thornton Duke! May the generosity of your soul and the warmth of your spirit grace this big blue marble we’re all spinning around on for many more years to come! 🎂 • • • Iceland ísland icelandic igersiceland ig_iceland mystopover icelandtravel icelandtrip visiticeland discovericeland exploreiceland wheniniceland everydayiceland inspiredbyiceland _beyondthelands withimpact nature naturegram natureporn pnwcollective travel gaytravel getlost goplaces adventure wisdom inspiration latergram iphoneonly photooftheday

23 Days ago
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Brothers 👨‍👨‍👦 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregoncoast coastalrange tillamook pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

24 Days ago
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Ready for anything. 🚹 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa explorewashington wanderwashington rainiernationalpark rainiernp nationalparks nps100 mtrainier adventure travel hiking intothewild wisdom nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict inspiration fallcolors autumn latergram iphoneonly photoftheday

29 Days ago
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Paradise 🌴 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa explorewashington wanderwashington rainiernationalpark rainiernp nationalparks nps100 mtrainier adventure travel hiking intothewild wisdom nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict inspiration fallcolors autumn latergram iphoneonly photoftheday

31 Days ago
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“Happiness only real when shared.” -Christopher McCandless 🌈 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa explorewashington wanderwashington rainiernationalpark rainiernp nationalparks nps100 mtrainier adventure travel hiking intothewild wisdom nature naturegram natureporn natureaddict inspiration fallcolors autumn latergram iphoneonly photoftheday

32 Days ago
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33 Days ago
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Slow down 🚧 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife oregonlove columbiagorge columbiarivergorge rowena rowenacrest hoodriver mosier nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

34 Days ago
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Thank you to my lovely friends, the state of Washington, the city of Portland, nature, and Alt-J for making my birthday so special. I am hashtag blessed to have so many beautiful people, places, and experiences in my life. 🍰 • • • pdx portland portlandia stumptown ripcity cityofroses bridgetown oregon exploregon oregonexplored 503 pnw pnwonderland pnwcollective pnwlife pdxlove portlandlife bestcoast upperleftusa altj theschnitz nightphotography urbanphotography latergram iphoneonly photooftheday birthdayboy

38 Days ago
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What remains... 🥀 • • • 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

43 Days ago
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🌞 T O T A L I T Y 🌝 • • • 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

44 Days ago
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The Dawn Treaders 🌄 • • • 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

45 Days ago
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“Island in Time” 🕰 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife johndayfossilbeds sheeprock easternoregon centraloregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

46 Days ago
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Oh, the places you'll go... 🎈 • • • 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

47 Days ago
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Circa Forever 🐊 • • • pnw pnwlife pnwcollective pnwonderland pnwisbest bestcoast upperleftusa oregon exploregon oregonexplored oregonlife johndayfossilbeds sheeprock easternoregon centraloregon eclipse2017 geology nature naturegram natureporn natureshots natureaddict adventure travel gaytravel hiking inspiration iphoneonly latergram photooftheday

48 Days ago
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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

59 Days ago
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60 Days ago
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61 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

70 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

73 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

74 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

75 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

80 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

81 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

83 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

84 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

85 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

86 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

87 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

88 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

91 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

94 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

103 Days ago