Scenic Vista Photography | OREGON
"A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT", an apt description of Bend, the geographic center of the State of Oregon. The mighty Deschutes River cuts a meandering swath through the town of Bend, the headwaters originating in the Cascade Mountains as a small stream at the south end of Little Lava Lake, gaining strength as it first flows south and then reverses direction and becomes a major river flowing eventually into the Columbia River gorge.

Rivers and lakes abound, majestic waterfalls and rushing river rapids dominate the landscape, making Bend a base for water lovers of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and whitewater rafting.

MOUNTAINS

MOUNTAINS

WATER

WATER

WINTER

WINTER

FLORA AND FAUNA

FLORA AND FAUNA

OREGON BADLANDS

OREGON BADLANDS

PAINTED HILLS, JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS

PAINTED HILLS, JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS

SUN, MOON AND STARS

SUN, MOON AND STARS

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE