Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge is one of six National Wildlife Refuges within the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The refuge was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 to protect seabird and marine mammal populations and was the first designated National Wildlife Refuge west of the Mississippi River. The refuge has the largest colony of breeding tufted puffins and the largest common murre colony south of Alaska. It is also the only northern Oregon breeding site for steller sea lions. In this image a colorful pre-sunrise sky reflects off tide-washed sand to create a dreamy mood.
OCEANSIDE BEACH STATE WAYSIDE, OREGON COAST
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 4 sec at f/41