• Earthquake Lake

    January 10, 2017

    This image has been selected for The Print Swap 2017, a project initiated by the photography site Feature Shoot, photographers chosen 

    will each give and receive a print randomly selected from the 100 finalists curated across thousands of international entries.  All chosen

    images will be published online at the Feature Shoot site early 2017.

    Two separate forces of nature occurring decades apart made this photograph possible. August 17, 1959 a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 

    southwestern Montana triggered landslides that dammed the Madison River creating a lake studded with the skeletal remains of lodgepole

    pines that once lined the river valley. On September 1, 2016, the valley was shrouded in smoke emanating from three lightning caused

    forest fires in nearby Yellowstone National Park, Lennette captured the dramatic scene while traveling from the park to Great Falls, MT.


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