Some of the most surreal photos I have ever seen of a natural disaster are in the Big Picture’s gallery of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The indescrimenate shockwave that blew through the forests surrounding the volcano is incredible. The photographs show just how huge and powerful the blast really was. In the photo above, those are trees, not grass. And in the photo below, the dot in the middle of the lake is a boat taking water samples.