Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington

August 25, 2016

Lake Crescent (1)

Photographer: Rebecca Roush
Summary Author: Rebecca Roush

Lake Crescent, shown above, and nearby Lake Sutherland, both on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, were a single body of water during the Holocene. Approximately 13,000 years ago when the ice sheets in this part of the world retreated, their huge mass scraped the rock at the bottom of the valleys they previously gouged out, leaving evidence of their power and ability to transform the landscape. At Log Cabin Resort, pictured here on the shore of Lake Crescent, the glacier’s calling cards are the visible linear abrasions in the surface rock at the lake's edge. Photo taken on August 17, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Maker: HTC; Focal Length: 4.73mm (35mm equivalent: 5mm); Aperture: ƒ/2.2; Exposure Time: 0.0007 s (1/1410); ISO equiv: 50.