Ohanepecosh River Canyon Flood

Fast-moving floodwaters, fed both by the melting of Mt. Rainier’s record-heavy snows and ongoing rainfall, made the Ohanapecosh River roar through its canyon with a booming vibration both heard and felt.  Over millions of years, a non-trivial portion of the volcano’s southeast flank will be carried away, right down this gorge.  This short time exposure was shot in overcast and rainy conditions.  That helped photography by allowing both a rich, natural color saturation and good diffusion of light through an otherwise dimly illuminated area under the rain-forest canopy.

11 NNE Packwood WA (17 Jul 11) Looking S
46.7518, -121.5594

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