The colors of sunset reflect off snow, creating this beautiful shot from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Christian Schaffer snapped this pic a few months ago when the park’s snowpack was over 8 feet high. Of the experience, she says, “It was so incredibly beautiful and also incredibly cold -- all of our electronics died while we were out there except my one camera battery. The cold was worth it though; one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen.” Photo courtesy of Christian Schaffer
Crater Lake was developed from the collapse of Mount Mazama, a volcano in southerly Oregon that as soon as stood concerning 11,000 feet (3,353 m) tall. A series of harmful eruptions around 5000 BC caused the hill's height to collapse right into its lava chamber, causing a caldera almost six miles (9.7 km) large.