Perhaps no place on the mountain offers more photo opportunities than the area surrounding the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise. No other setting in the park can compete for views though some visitors might argue that Sunrise should take first place. From the Visitor Center let your eyes follow the flow of the Nisqually Glacier from summit to snout. In summer, stroll the paths above Paradise and view the world famous wildflower meadows and be awed by views of Mount Rainier towering above. Watch (and listen) for marmots in summer and birds year-round including snow-white ptarmigans in winter.