August 31, 2014

Sacred Land

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

Patos Island, one of Washington's San Juan Islands, is part of a thousand-acre national monument created last year by President Barack Obama. Wilderness, a higher form of land protection, covers 350 acres of the San Juans.

See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “50 Years of Wilderness.”

21 comments
Kip Keino
Kip Keino

I really got to get out and see more of this magnificent planet.  Thanks Obama and everyone else who assisted in getting 'wilderness' status for that acreage.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Magnificent and awesome!      Beautiful photo in blues and greens.    Such a sight to behold,... thank you for the picture Michael Melford.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Magnificent and awesome!      Such a beautiful sight in greens and blues.   Wonderful photo!

Francisco Prieto
Francisco Prieto

Thank God is here in our country and not overseas, where the Sacred Land is always fighting against their neighbors.

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

So glad that President Obama signed the bill to make this a part of our national forests! 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

All this will be here forever,the rugged beauty captured now on camera,so to speak. Giving us a breath taking view of some of it. Wonderful picture.  j.e.s.........

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

I feel eons of waves rolling against those rocks and it is wonderful to know this beautiful place will be preserved, unspoiled.

Timothy Muffitt
Timothy Muffitt

Hi Michael! The leading lines created by the grooves in the rocks are very powerful!  Very nicely framed!

Tim

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