Three Arch Rocks

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 12 June 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge off the northern Oregon Coast. Three Arch Rocks consists of 15 acres (6 ha) on three large and six small rocky islands located about a half mile (1 km) offshore from Oceanside, Oregon. It is one of the smallest designated wilderness areas in the U.S., but features the largest colony of breeding Tufted Puffins and the largest Common Murre colony south of Alaska. It is the only northern Oregon pupping site for the threatened Steller Sea Lion. I made this shot in late afternoon when the sun popped through the clouds and cast this reflection.