Geophotography - Lisa France

Wizard Island

Crater Lake

Photograph and text by Lisa France

Despite its tranquil appearance, Crater Lake has an explosive history. The lake fills a collapsed volcano or caldera. The volcano imploded after a catastrophic eruption 7,700 years ago. Surrounded by the blue waters, Wizard Island formed from eruptions following the collapse.


Sand at Cobble Beach


Photograph and text by Lisa France

A mix of shells and black, basaltic sand give Cobble Beach the appearance of stars in a night sky. These tiny grains of black sand were once large volcanic rocks, broken down over time to create the beaches of Oregon’s coast.


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Geophotography Fall 2014