Aleutian Volcano – Aleutian Islands, AK
Stretching 1,200 miles west from the Alaskan Peninsula to almost Russia is a chain of about 300 volcanic islands known as the Aleutians. They range anywhere from small flat rocks to thousands of feet tall volcanoes. While I was a marine biologist for the federal government, I spent as much as two months a year flying around almost all of the state of Alaska. Several weeks were spent in the Aleutian Islands where this photograph was taken from a small twin engine aircraft over an active volcano. It seems rather odd to see snow on a volcano, but when they start to heat up they can be the only mountains around that lack snow. We tended to stay away from those for obvious reasons. Twice while I was in the Aleutians I felt volcanoes erupting from several miles away. They felt like small earthquakes that we experience from time to time hear in California.
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