Cossatot River

Uploaded: October 21, 2020 | Entered: October 21, 2020 06:55:29


Beautiful blue water in a remote area. The rocks are covered with moss. Some sources claim that the name of the river comes from an Indian term meaning “skull crusher,” but the term is actually French, cassé-tête (literally, “crushed head”). The name is probably due to the severity of the rapids in the upper part of the river.

Exif: Camera: FUJIFILM FinePixS2Pro; Shutter Speed: 1/180; Aperture: f/6.7; ISO: 100; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:10:19 17:55:00


Adilson F. Ferreira October 21, 2020

Terrific capture, Janet! Wonderful colors and composition! #1749014

Terry Korpela level-deluxe October 21, 2020

Nicely Done Janet! #11844669

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 21, 2020

Such a beautiful scene, Janet. Fantastic photo. #11844685

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 21, 2020

Beautiful capture, Janet. #11844706

Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe October 21, 2020

Well done Janet and love the information on the location too... A FAV #11844707

Elias A. Tyligadas level-deluxe October 21, 2020

Wonderful scenery, Janet! The moving water is perfectly matched with the flying birds! #11844722

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 21, 2020

Janet, I'd say it got it's name from those head crushing rocks in the water! :-) Excellent perspective of nature! fave #11844741

Christine Greenspan level-classic October 21, 2020

Looks wild and wonderful! Great shot, Janet! #11844751

Carol Quina level-classic October 21, 2020

Beautiful scene! Great capture. #11844766

Terry Cervi level-classic October 21, 2020

Love your interesting info and your shot is beautiful, Janet! #11844768

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 21, 2020

Great perspective, composition and colors Janet! #11844794

Rudi Reiner level-classic October 21, 2020

Great scenery shot Janet! #11844809

Ed Lauderdale level-classic October 22, 2020

Beautiful, Janet!! The birds really set it off for me. #11844889

John Rivera level-deluxe November 07, 2020

So beautifully composed and captured!!! #11848674

Janet Criswell level-deluxe November 07, 2020

Thanks so much Adilson, Terry, Bojan, Leslie, Randall, Elias, Joannie, Christine, Carol, Terry, Amalia, Rudi, Ed, and John! Much appreciated! #11848697

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