About the Book, Whidbey Island’s Special Places

Minutes from the mainland, yet a world apart, Whidbey Island is a soothing refuge of forests, farms, prairies and shores. Dan Pedersen’s photography and interviews reveal 10 diverse places through the eyes of islanders who love them for very personal reasons. Get to know the personalities and passions of those who celebrate these cherished places. Read more and order book.

Dan Pedersen


Dan Pedersen – Writer and Editor

The best writing leaps from the page. I write about the beaches, forests, prairies, birds and wildlife of Whidbey Island, and the people who love them.

My art is to find a way into each story that brings it to life. And since I believe a good photograph is worth more than a thousand carefully-chosen words, I also photograph my subjects -- human, animal and landscape.


My mission is to help readers understand, value and care for our irreplaceable natural world.


Photographs by Dan Pedersen                               Featured Photo