Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Eddystone Rock

NEW EDDYSTONE ROCK, BEHM CANAL, MISTY FJORDS NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA, JUNE 25, 2010

Pentax K20D
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 55mm
1/750 sec. f8
ISO 400

This 237-foot-tall basalt pillar is the remnant of a volcanic plug created by lava 5 million years ago. It was named by Captain George Vancouver when he was blundering about the Alaskan coast near what is now Ketchikan in 1793 while looking for the Northwest Passage. The view was captured during a trip to Alaska earlier this year. Click for larger version.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

This is lovely. Interesting plug too :)