Columbia River - "artery" of the West

On is an amazing natural complex of northwest United States (Oregon, Washington, Idaho) and south-west of Canada (British Columbia): Cascade Mountains, which are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, an evergreen forest of redwoods and pines, no cities ...

The life-giving power of the region provides the Columbia River basin area of ​​670 thousand sq. M. km. Colombia - a beautiful mountain river with many tributaries, which comes on spawning salmon and sturgeon.

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Cape Horn - one of the most picturesque places on the river, 30 km from Portland, Washington, USA.

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Full moon over the river Columbia, White Salmon, Washington, USA.

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300-year-old petroglyph "She who protects" (eng. She Who Watches) on the hillside of Columbia Hills, Washington, USA. This area has long been home to many Indian tribes. Unfortunately, up to now it remained only a few copies of their art - petroglyphs.

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turkey-buzzard soars above the river Hood River - a tributary of Columbia, Oregon, USA.

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Clover Macrocephalae - one of the local "attractions", Washington, USA.

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The lights Dulles, standing on the banks of the Columbia, Oregon, USA.

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balsamorhiza and lupins growing on the hills along the Columbia, Washington, USA.

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A few Native American petroglyphs in the park Columbia Hills, Washington, USA.

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The slender rows of poplars on a farm Boardman's Greenwood Industries, Boardman, Oregon, USA.

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The light passing train covers the hills along the river Deyshutes supplying Colombia, Maupin, Oregon, USA.

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the sunrise over the Columbia from the barge deck view "Katherine Bi", owned by the shipping company Bernert Barge Lines of Oregon City, Oregon, USA

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Wind turbines along the Columbia Uishrame, Washington, USA.

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Sign privestviya on the border of the states of Washington and Oregon on Highway 730, USA.

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Barge "Katherine Bi" passes by Rowena, Oregon, USA.

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Rainbow over the river near the stratovolcano Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA.

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Dam Dalles on the Columbia River, Oregon, USA. Colombia is ideal for hydro power plants - on this indicator it is the first in North America.

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McNair Dam, Oregon, USA. A lot of dams seriously slow flow of the river, thus creating problems for salmon and other fish spawning here, even though the presence of special "checkpoints". So much so, that the young have to move by truck.

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Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA. Local sailors say: "Red, right and back again" (English "Red, right and return".). I mean, that red buoy must be right, when he returned back to the sea.

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Port of Kalama in the light of the barge spotlights "Katherine Bi" after sunset, Washington, USA.

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Sailing Vancouver, Washington, USA.

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Historic Highway 30 near Rowena, Oregon, USA. It is the third longest in the United States the road.

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Full Moon over the river Columbia, White Salmon, Washington, USA.

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Chinook (American name "Chinook") and other fish swim on a special channel on the Bonneville Dam, WA, USA.

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The participants of the 70th annual swim Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim on the Columbia River, Oregon, USA.

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The plants in the port late at night Kalama, Washington, USA.

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Rural road near Warwick, WA, USA.

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Sailing Arlington, Oregon, USA.

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All the same barge "Katherine Bi" in Boardman, Oregon, USA.

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A small bay at Rowena, Oregon, USA.

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The view from an altitude of 28 000m over the Valley Valley, Washington, USA, where the Columbia and Snake reunited. The photograph was taken using a camera attached to a homemade probe.