Mount St. Helens Wildflowers

August 10, 2017


Photographer: Stu Witmer
Summary Author: Stu Witmer

August 2017 Viewer's ChoiceIt's been more than 37 years since Mount St. Helens blew its top. That explosion created a huge blast zone that devastated all the plant and animal life in the area. Today, while the ground cover is obviously different from previously, the land at Loowit Viewpoint (c. 4,000 ft or 1,220 m) near the crater is blanketed with familiar wildflowers. Photo taken June 21, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS; Focal Length: 10.88mm; Aperture: ƒ/4.5; Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640); ISO equiv: 80.