Mount St Helens on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Seattle and Portland.
Different scenery from Mount Rainier, yet equally amazing! This Volcano Crater sure looks different with snow on it!
You can see the affects of the devastating eruption in 1980, the 46m tall Douglas trees that once were, now remain like snapped tooth picks.
A total of around 595 Km of forest was burned. There is life now starting to live here and I was lucky to capture it very early at sunrise!
It is nice to see life starting here, like this beautiful orange dotted caterpillar on a beautiful tiny flower, in this bare landscape.
It was unreal experiencing the sunset overlooking the Mt St Helens Volcano Crater!
The sunrise was equally amazing! The sunset or sunrise didn't shine on Mount St Helens like I wished for, but nature still blessed me in other ways.