Rugged Terrain of Mt. St. Helens

The most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes – Andrea Gibson

35 Years later, Mt St Helens is still recovering. It was interesting to read that time of the day (8:32 AM local time) and the season of the event play a lot in its recovery. Many nocturnal animals were already bedded down for the day and so were more likely to have been protected in burrows and to have survived the explosion than their neighbors up and about during the daylight. You just don’t think about that; that’s a chance event – But then nothing else is by chance either :)

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 100 : 12 mm : f22.0 : 30.0 sec

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Mt. St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA

10 Comments to “Rugged Terrain of Mt. St. Helens”

  1. That’s a beautiful image. I was fortunate to see Mt Helens up close and to think about the impact the explosion had on the surrounding landscape.


    • Thank you Sukanya ! It was a surreal feeling to witness the landscape up close, with the ashes still around and the rugged path created by the lava … Kind of showcases the power of nature :)


  2. Really beautiful image. :)


  3. i love the silhouette effect..


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