Old Douglas Fir tree / Pseudotsuga menziesii. Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.
Ancient, twisted, 850-year-old Douglas Fir tree (Pseudotsuga menziesii), on West Beach Trail, Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA. In this scenic park, an old growth evergreen forest meets the turbulent waters of Deception Pass, a strait which separates Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island and connects Skagit Bay (part of Puget Sound), with the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Tidal current speeds reach 8 knots (9 mph) and create standing waves, large whirlpools, and roiling eddies visible from the shoreline and from spectacular Deception Pass Bridge, which spans 976 feet long, 180 feet above the water.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download