Volcano Sunset by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

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Cruising through Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain, sunset silhouetted some of the volcanoes that comprise this archipelago of islands. I noticed that one of them kept emitting wisps of volcanic steam, a reminder of how volatile this geologic subduction zone is.

Photographed with a Canon 40D with a Canon 100-400mm lens.

July 2008

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 6 years ago

    The colours and composition in this image really come together. A very peaceful image of a not so peaceful place (sometimes). Well done.

  • Thank you, Andrew for your thoughtful comments. The Aleutian chain is indeed a very volatile place on the globe. I for one was very happy the volcanos decided to remain quiet where we sailed. Just that very week two volcanos had indeed become active farther west in the chain. Two biologists conducting research were evacuated in the nick of time by a local fisherman just as one of the volcanos began to spew noxious, superheated gasses.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 6 years ago

    beautiful. love those rolling hills.

  • JennyDean, I appreciate all your support. One of the things that is particularly beautiful about these volcanic mountains is the high level of glaciation that exists on them. They are stunning islands full of history and Nature’s wonders. Alaska is one of my all time favorite places on earth.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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