Image of the Week #46, June 11th, 2012:

From: Prelude to a Catastrophe: One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range by Dana Hunter at Rosetta Stones.

Source: Dan Nevill

This gorgeous photograph shown on Rosetta Stones by blogger Dana Hunter shows the sunlight sparkling into the interior of a Mount St Helen’s basalt lava tube. Taken by photographer Dan Nevill, this image manages to capture some of the serenity that has grown in the wake of the volcano’s fitfully violent past, while retaining the awe-inspiring scale.