Despite the massive scale of these operations, they are almost impossible to see from the ground. This enormous dragline (center right) at work on a mountaintop removal operation near Kayford Mountain, W.Va., is 22-stories high.
Taken on October 13, 2003.
photo by Vivian Stockman, www.ohvec.org
This picture is part of the National Memorials for the Mountains photo stream, hosted by www.ilovemountains.org.