Living Wilderness: Wildlife and Nature Photography by Kevin Ebi

Living Wilderness Nature Photography
Dramatic nature photography that captures a living wilderness. By Kevin Ebi.

Mount St. Helens, Fog Falls, Full Moon and Wildflowers

The full moon sets behind Mount St. Helens, which is framed by a dramatic fog falls and blooming summer wildflowers, including foxglove and Indian paintbrush.

 

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Notes from the field

I set out one morning to photograph the full moon setting behind Mount St. Helens. The weather, though, wasn't cooperating. Viewpoint after viewpoint was completely fogged in. At times, I had to inch along the road because I couldn't see very far ahead of me. I had very little hope, but knew my only chance for getting an image was to get above the fog at the top of a ridge. Luckily, I got to a ridge top just minutes before sunrise — the only place where the sky was clear. I scrambled to get into a position where I could capture the mountain, the moon, the wildflowers at their colorful peak, and the thick fog spilling over a ridge. I can't imagine I'll find conditions this perfect ever again.

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