Photography

Two visitors comb the beach at Kayak Point Regional County Park on Friday, June 14, 2024, in Tulalip, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Kayak Point reopens ahead of schedule

The county’s most popular park reopened Friday.

 

Grauates throw their caps in the air at the end of Arlington High School graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘So worth it’: Snohomish County graduates step into their futures

Alyssa Acosta, who is Harvard-bound, was one of thousands to walk the stage at Angel of the Winds Arena this month to get high school diplomas.

 

Snohomish players celebrate beating Garfield in the 3A state softball semifinal game to advance to the championship on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish beats Garfield to advance to state championship

The Panthers punch their ticket to the state championship game with a 9-8 win over Garfield.

Snohomish players celebrate beating Garfield in the 3A state softball semifinal game to advance to the championship on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Titania ThunderLily, center, holds the maypole as Pagan revelers wrap red-and-white ribbon around it for a Beltane festival in May 2023, at the Aquarian Tabernacle Church in Index, Washington. Beltane celebrates the height of spring. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Pagan church finds ‘sacred space between the worlds’ on Index riverfront

At the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, rituals with ancient roots celebrate Pagan gods, the Earth and “the smell of smoke in our hair.”

Titania ThunderLily, center, holds the maypole as Pagan revelers wrap red-and-white ribbon around it for a Beltane festival in May 2023, at the Aquarian Tabernacle Church in Index, Washington. Beltane celebrates the height of spring. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Samantha Christensen runs to home plate to celebrate her home run with her teammates during the game against Snohomish on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Samantha Christensen runs to home plate to celebrate her home run with her teammates during the game against Snohomish on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Erin Romaneschi, 33, fires up the burner and injects a hot air balloon with flame to heat the air inside during Kla Ha Ya Days at Harvey Field in Snohomish, Washington on Friday, July 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Photos of the Year 2023

From the courtroom to the farthest corners of Snohomish County, here are our favorite images captured by Daily Herald photographers.

Erin Romaneschi, 33, fires up the burner and injects a hot air balloon with flame to heat the air inside during Kla Ha Ya Days at Harvey Field in Snohomish, Washington on Friday, July 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People walk through a tunnel of lights at Evergreen Church in Bothell, Washington, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Evergreen Church lights up the night

Magical light tunnels, cozy treats, and festive fun await visitors in Bothell.

People walk through a tunnel of lights at Evergreen Church in Bothell, Washington, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Arlington’s Danielle Crew wrestles during a wrestling scramble at Everett High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Scenes from Everett girls wrestling scramble

A handful of local squads hit the mat Wednesday at Everett High School.

Arlington’s Danielle Crew wrestles during a wrestling scramble at Everett High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Herald photographers Olivia Vanni and Ryan Berry traveled around Snohmoish County amid near-record flooding Tuesday to capture the scene.

GALLERY: Record flooding in Snohomish County

Herald photographers captured the scene Tuesday across Arlington, Sultan and Monroe.

Herald photographers Olivia Vanni and Ryan Berry traveled around Snohmoish County amid near-record flooding Tuesday to capture the scene.
Kamiak’s Bella Hasan finishes at the rim with a driving layup against Stanwood on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Bella Hasan finishes at the rim with a driving layup against Stanwood on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jackson’s Trey Hawkins drives to the hoop during the game against Arlington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson’s Trey Hawkins drives to the hoop during the game against Arlington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People bundled up in jackets and hats walk along the Sammamish River at Bothell Landing Park in Bothell, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Frost and colder temperatures have are prompting some Western Washington warming centers to open sooner than later. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

As days grow shorter, Bothell residents embrace winter mornings

Early risers ventured into chilly temperatures to enjoy Bothell Landing Park along the Sammamish River.

People bundled up in jackets and hats walk along the Sammamish River at Bothell Landing Park in Bothell, Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Frost and colder temperatures have are prompting some Western Washington warming centers to open sooner than later. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Top left to bottom right: Nova Eckaus, 2, Dax, 5, Robin Roth, Ernest Salvator-Thaete, 2, Kannon S., 6, Sheila S., and Callum, 3. A collection of portraits from the Downtown Trick or Treat event in Monroe, Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. Children, teens and families walked Main Street to collect candy from local businesses. Dogs sported costumes as well and decorations adorned buildings. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Trick-or-Treaters collect tasty treats in Monroe

Children, teens and families on Tuesday walked Main Street in Monroe to collect candy from local businesses.

Top left to bottom right: Nova Eckaus, 2, Dax, 5, Robin Roth, Ernest Salvator-Thaete, 2, Kannon S., 6, Sheila S., and Callum, 3. A collection of portraits from the Downtown Trick or Treat event in Monroe, Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. Children, teens and families walked Main Street to collect candy from local businesses. Dogs sported costumes as well and decorations adorned buildings. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Pedestrians try to sneak by as a horde of zombies marches down First Street during the 10th annual Snohomish Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in downtown Snohomish, Washington. The yearly event acts a fundraiser for the Snohomish Community Food Bank. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Zombie horde descends on Snohomish for food bank fundraiser

The 10th annual Snohomish Zombie Walk on Saturday raised funds for the Snohomish Community Food Bank.

Pedestrians try to sneak by as a horde of zombies marches down First Street during the 10th annual Snohomish Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in downtown Snohomish, Washington. The yearly event acts a fundraiser for the Snohomish Community Food Bank. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Children, including a cowboy on a dinosaur, come and go from Chai Cupboard as they trick-or-treat up and down Colby during Downtown Everett Association’s Halloween event Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Halloween came early to downtown Everett

Local businesses and organizations passed out candy to trick-or-treaters Saturday.

Children, including a cowboy on a dinosaur, come and go from Chai Cupboard as they trick-or-treat up and down Colby during Downtown Everett Association’s Halloween event Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Clouds pass in front of the moon and sun as the two cross paths during an annular eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, seen from Everett, Washington. A total eclipse will be visible over parts of the United States on April 8, 2024. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Partial eclipse casts shadow over Everett

An annular eclipse was visible over Snohomish County around 9:20 a.m. Saturday, as 80% of the sun was blocked by the moon

Clouds pass in front of the moon and sun as the two cross paths during an annular eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, seen from Everett, Washington. A total eclipse will be visible over parts of the United States on April 8, 2024. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens squad all hit the court trying to save the ball against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens squad all hit the court trying to save the ball against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Ross Haddow, right, stands alongside fellow Rotary Club member Shawn O’Donnell, left, as the two await extra hands to help move Haddow’s giant pumpkin on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Haddow’s home in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

To grow a great pumpkin in Edmonds: seeds, water, brute force

Growing a half-ton fruit isn’t so complicated. It’s all about genetics, said Ross Haddow, 72. But what about moving it?

Ross Haddow, right, stands alongside fellow Rotary Club member Shawn O’Donnell, left, as the two await extra hands to help move Haddow’s giant pumpkin on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Haddow’s home in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Hall of Fame inductee Gina Carbonatto accepts her award during the 2023 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: 2023 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet

A look at Wednesday’s ceremony honoring some of the most decorated sports figures in the area.

Hall of Fame inductee Gina Carbonatto accepts her award during the 2023 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)