olympic peninsula

Makah Dancer

A member of the Neah Bay Makah Nation dons an eagle headdress at Olympic National Park. On August 18th, 2017 a dedication and renaming ceremony was held officially renaming the Olympic Wilderness to the “Daniel J. Evans Wilderness”. The Makah performed a blessing and presented a thunderbird totem to the Olympic National Park Service to consecrate the cermony. The Makah are native to the Olympic Peninsula.


Whoosh! Can you hear the bubbles as these sea lions whiz past in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary? 

Found throughout West Coast national marine sanctuaries, sea lions are graceful and acrobatic swimmers. They use this speed and maneuverability to catch an assortment of small fish and squid! 

(Photo: David J. Ruck/NOAA)