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Waterlogged
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Spanish cave explorer Javier Lusaretta regroups at a makeshift camp in the island’s forest of southern beech. “We were soggy night and day for a month,” says photographer Carsten Peter, who saw “at least half” of the 25 feet (8 meters) of precipitation that falls here in a year. Lashed by winds reaching 120 miles an hour (190 kilometers an hour), the island shows erosion rates among the highest ever recorded.




Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Fill-in flash

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