Jess Newly

Beneath the Surface: Explore the Wonders below the San Juan Islands

Breaching killer whales, soaring eagles, and sea lions hauled out on rocks along stunning shorelines—these are just a few of the sights that people travel to the San Juan Islands every year by foot, boat, or plane to behold. Of course, if you’ve been to the islands before, then you know their moniker as “the hidden gem of Washington State” …

Read More »

Wild Portraits: Salmon through the Artist’s Eye

by Jessica Newley   After last year’s successful mission to shoot Pink salmon , I’ve been eagerly waiting all summer for news of this years runs.   When word came last Thursday, from our friends at the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, that the Coho had finally made it up the Cascade River we started packing our bags and preparing for a …

Read More »

Snorkeling with Salmon: Encounters Below the Surface

Story and photos by Jessica Newley When the water first hits my face, it’s like being stung by little bees all over my cheeks. To top that off, I have an instant ice cream headache and if I don’t get my footing soon I’m likely to drown in four feet of water. As an avid scuba diver, the irony of …

Read More »