National Geographic

@natgeo 6 months ago

Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | The wake of nature’s work: The humbling power of an avalanche leaves an old aspen forest brushed over and rooted like toothpicks. After roughly two decades of drought in the Colorado River Basin, the record snowpack was welcome, but it didn’t depart quietly. This past winter saw one of the most extreme avalanche cycles in Colorado's history, thanks to an unsteady snowpack followed by heavy storms. For more on natural phenomena, follow @pedromcbride . #avalanche #nature #mountains #aerial #petemcbride