Alex Laakmann is one of The Bulletin’s student explorers sharing images of his adventures in Central Oregon. He found several outstanding images at Smith Rock State Park of climbers and cool nature scenes. The week before, he captured shots on a backcountry skiing outing at Tam McArthur Rim.

Andy Laakmann on a climb

Andy Laakmann on a climb

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Andy Laakman climbs a section of Smith Rock.

Broken Top at sunrise

Broken Top at sunrise

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Morning light and a view of Broken Top Mountain.

Smith Rock

Smith Rock

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A reflection of Smith Rock. 

The Badlands at night

The Badlands at night

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Night sky in the Badlands. 

Northern flicker

Northern flicker

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A Northern flicker hangs out in a Bend backyard. 

Tam McArthur Rim

Tam McArthur Rim

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Tam McArthur Rim

Tam McArthur Rim

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Smith Rock scenes

Smith Rock scenes

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Smith Rock's river reflection

Smith Rock's river reflection

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Climber at Smith Rock

Climber at Smith Rock

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