18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mountain top removal, Hernshaw, West Virginia

Mountaintop removal coal mining - Coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains in order to reach thin coal seams buried deep below.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hernshaw, West Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Chuck Roberts