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Totem pole in Vancouver, British Columbia - Totem poles are distinctive to First Nations cultures on the Pacific coast (i.e. not all First Nations groups have them - surprise, surprise!), so they can be seen all over British Columbia as a part of provincial identity.

The Appaloosa is a horse breed known for its preferred leopard-spotted coat pattern and other distinctive physical characteristics. While there is evidence of leopard-spotted horses dating back to the Paleolithic era in Europe, the Nez Perce people of the American Pacific Northwest developed the American breed.

The stars of this scene are undoubtedly the Japanese maples. From the burnt orange Iijima Sunago (Acer palmatum 'Iijima Sunago') to the golden yellow Hogyoku (Acer palmatum 'Hogyoku') and the Pacific Northwest native vine maple (Acer circinatum) closest to the house.

from National Geographic

Top 10 National Park Landmarks

Top 10 National Park Landmarks in the US: Distinctive, prominent, and instantly recognisable natural landmarks.