1992 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Philippe Bourseiller & Arnaud de Wildenberg

Le Figaro Magazine

01 June, 1991

In the mass evacuations following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, beasts of burden become means of transport. Over 330 dead and 250,000 homeless was the tragic toll of the eruptions. The 1,780m high volcano had lain dormant for over 600 years. Mass evacuation got underway as ash and stones rained from the sky. Nearby US Clark Air Force Base sustained so much damage that the Pentagon decided to close it.

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Philippe Bourseiller & Arnaud de Wildenberg

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