Twisted Sifter has selected the 100 best photos for 2012 from their popular “Pictures of the Day” series run throughout the year. Here are their choices!
Robert Landsberg was filming Mount St. Helens in 1980 when the volcano erupted. When he realised that he was not going to escape the eruption, he placed his camera on his backpack and covered it with his body in order to protect it. When he was found 17 days later, the film was developed and the photos published in National Geographic.