Within the next 15 seconds, the north flank of the volcano began to ripple and churn up, without moving laterally. At the same time the Stoffels were witnessing from the air the developing debris avalanche, a remarkable series of ground-based photographs was being taken by Keith Ronnholm and Gary Rosenquist from Bear
Who took pictures of Mt St Helens eruption?
His camera, buried under the debris of the eruption, was found roughly one week later .Reid BlackburnBornReid Turner BlackburnAugust 11, 1952DiedMay 18, 1980 (aged 27) near Mount St. Helens, Washington, U.S.NationalityAmericanOccupationPhotographer1 more row
Did Keith Ronnholm survive Mount St. Helens?
Ronnholm, Rosenquist, and their photographs survived because the landscape deflected the volcanic blast around 1 mile short of their location. As we shared back in 2011, another photographer named Robert Landsberg wasnt so lucky — he died protecting his film and photographs.
What did Mount St. Helens look like?
Helens had the shape of a conical, youthful volcano sometimes referred to as the Mount Fuji of America. During the 1980 eruption the upper 400 m (1,300 ft) of the summit was removed by a huge debris avalanche, leaving a 2 x 3.5 km (1.2 x 2.2 mi) horseshoe-shaped crater now partially filled by a lava dome and a glacier.