I recently flew up to Seattle from Sacramento to visit the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM).
It was a great trip just on the science front and seeing some old friends from the UW and the Hutch, as well as making some new ones (yeah, corny, but true).
I not only love stem cell research but also nature and I’ve got a weakness for aerial photography of landscapes and especially mountains.
This post includes some photos I took from the planes I was on heading up north and then back south. There are shown in no particular geographic order.
First photo at left: Mt. St. Helens in the foreground with evidence of its huge eruption in 1980 and Mt. Adams to the east. You can see the live volcano cam of this peak here.
I remember when I was 13 years old watching the major eruption on TV and either then or with one of the smaller earlier eruptions we thought we could see the plume from a hill in Bellevue looking south.
Isn’t it striking to see two similar mountains juxtaposed like this, one with a top and one that blew its top off during a massive volcanic eruption?
I’m surprised what a good job iPhone 6 does with pics including through an airplane window. For other nature and science-related garden photos I’ve taken see here.