Photographer's Note

View of Wizard Island in Crater Lake. A familiar subject, but I did not see a photo of this place from this angle on this site, so that's the "why". The blue of the lake is natural, and not the result of photoshop wizardry. I smudges a lot of negative damage, there's a really bad blur at the right slope of the island, sorry.

Wikipedia says:
Crater Lake is a lake in the U.S. state of Oregon that is 5 by 6 miles (8 by 9.6 km) and 1958 ft (597 m) deep. It is Crater Lake National Park's most prominent feature and is famous for its deep blue color, water clarity and vertical driftwood, named Old Man of the Lake. The lake partly fills a nearly 4000 ft (1220 m) deep caldera that was formed around 6900 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.

The lake's average depth is around 1500 ft (450 m). Its deepest point has been measured at 1932 ft (589 m) deep, though as with any lake its depth fluctuates with the climate, particularly rainfall. This makes Crater Lake the deepest lake in the United States, the second deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere (Great Slave Lake is first) and the seventh deepest lake in the world (Lake Baikal is first). The caldera rim ranges in elevation from 7000 to 8000 ft (2130 to 2440 m).

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