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Mt. Rainier from 32,000 feet on sunny day in early Winter. A thin lenticular cloud hovers over the summit of Rainier.
Washington State, USA

This is my very first image uploaded on RB.

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Flight aboard a Boeing 737-800
Date: 12-7-2009
Camera: Nikon D40x.
Information About Mt. Rainier

  1. Mount Rainier (formally Mt.Tahoma), is a massive stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle in the state of Washington, United States. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m). Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt. Rainier could potentially produce massive lahars that would threaten the whole Puyallup River valley.
    Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range. Mount Rainier has a topographic prominence of 13,211 ft (4,027 m), greater than K2 at 13,189 ft (4,020 m). On clear days it dominates the southeastern horizon in most of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area to such an extent that locals sometimes refer to it simply as “the Mountain.” On days of exceptional clarity, it can also be seen from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Victoria, British Columbia.
  1. With 26 major glaciers and 36 sq mi (93 km2) of permanent snowfields and glaciers, Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. The summit is topped by two volcanic craters, each more than 1,000 ft (300 m) in diameter with the larger east crater overlapping the west crater. Geothermal heat from the volcano keeps areas of both crater rims free of snow and ice, and has formed the world’s largest volcanic glacier cave network within the ice-filled craters, with nearly 2 mi (3.2 km) of passages. A small crater lake about 130 by 30 ft (40 by 9.1 m) in size and 16 ft (5 m) deep, the highest in North America with a surface elevation of 14,203 ft (4,329 m), occupies the lowest portion of the west crater below more than 100 ft (30 m) of ice and is accessible only via the caves.
  1. The Carbon, Puyallup, Mowich, Nisqually, and Cowlitz Rivers begin at eponymous glaciers of Mount Rainier. The sources of the White River are Winthrop, Emmons, and Fryingpan Glaciers. The White, Carbon, and Mowich join the Puyallup River, which discharges into Commencement Bay at Tacoma; the Nisqually empties into Puget Sound east of Lacey; and the Cowlitz joins the Columbia River between Kelso and Longview.

Mt. Rainier challenge in the Pacific Northwest Group.

From the Cockpit,
Pacific Northwest Photography & Art,
VOLCANOES, Earths Geology & Atmosphere

I live in beautiful Washington State, USA. Photography has been my passion for many years. I feel very fortunate to have lived here, my entire life. This great and diverse state is perfect for photography. I enjoy traveling and the great outdoors, the subject of much of my work. I also enjoy creating digital art and experimental photography. I’m adding new work all the time so, please visit often.

Best Wishes, Tori Snow

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  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot.

  • Thank you so much :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellalmost 6 years ago

    very nice! love the ridges and the textures here… really makes you think of the power it took to move the earth and form this colossal mountain.

  • Thanks a bunch. I was so lucky it was clear enough to get this shot. It was a morning flight so the lighting was good too :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic aerial view

  • Thank you :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yageralmost 6 years ago

    Welcome to Redbubble, Lavender! And I love your aerial shots of our Washington mountains! You must have done a lot of flying! You have beautiful pictures! – Pat

  • Thank you very much.

    – Tori Snow

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    A magnificent image – just beautiful!!!

  • Thanks a bunch

    – Tori Snow

  • Eva & Klaus WW
    Eva & Klaus WWalmost 6 years ago

    What a magnificent work!!! Instant fav!!!

  • Thank you :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks a bunch

    – Tori Snow

  • shiraz
    shirazalmost 6 years ago

    Spectacular shot… this is truly beautiful……

  • Thanks for the nice comment :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible scene

  • Thank you

    – Tori Snow

  • laureenr
    laureenralmost 6 years ago

    This is an awesome photo. Well done.

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