Photo: Mount Saint Helen's, Washington state, USA
I took this photo a few years after Mount Saint Helen's blew-up, it killed 57 people, and caused billions of dollars in damage. An est. ten to eighteen million trees were later planted to replace those that were destroyed here. Where this guy is sitting was once a deep forest, now the area is covered in displaced rock from deep inside the mountain.
Finally, I could tell that this guy was engrossed in emotion and deep thought because I had done the same when I found out that my good high school friend named Tom Gadwa was killed here. Tom and I use to walk to and from High school together, he was never found after the eruption. This was truly a nightmare for the Pacific Northwest - always remember that the earth, weather and climate are dynamic and always changing, they always have and always will. Never underestimate their destructive power.
38 mm (35mm equiv.)