Crater At Mount St. Helens 2012
Photograph - Outdoor Color Photo
As of May 17, 1980, Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range in the state of Washington, USA, was considered one of the most perfect mountains in the world. But shaken by an earthquake that registered 5.1 on the Richter scale, the active volcano erupted at 8:32 a.m. on a Sunday morning, May 18, 1980.
The huge crater shown here was created by that eruption. The north face of the tall, symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive avalanche of debris. This view also shows the North Fork Toutle River and minimal new growth in what is called the inner blast zone.
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Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens, ND filter, aperture priority, hand-held, minimal enhancements and sharpening.
Honored to have this image featured on the homepage of Premium FAA Artists, February 2014. My thanks!
September 12th, 2012
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