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A Landscape with Bite
Photograph by Sarah Leen

Snaggle-tooth peaks of the Spectrum Range rise beyond a nearly sheer escarpment. In the distance glowers the perpetually ice covered summit of Mount Edziza. The Klastline Plateau of the upper Stikine River drainage reads like an anthology of volcanic forms, a young landscape cut through with canyons. Lava flows once blocked the river, which for a time flowed opposite its current course.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikon 55mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment or Comments: This aerial photograph was shot from a helicopter with the door removed.


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