Tsunami-Tossed Fishing Boat
A fishing boat lies aground in the city of Talcahuano on March 6, 2010, after the craft was tossed inland by tsunamis spawned by the giant February 27 Chile earthquake (map of Chile).
The coastal city was one of the hardest hit following the magnitude 8.8 earthquake, which killed 497 people—downgraded from an original estimate in the 800s—and destroyed at least 500,000 homes, the Associated Press reported. (See more Chile earthquake pictures.)
Professional nature photographer Nicolás Piwonka took this picture out of the window of a small plane as part of a project to document damage caused by the Chile earthquake and resulting tsunami waves.
Exclusive: Chile Earthquake Aerial Pictures
See exclusive views of tsunami-tossed boats, a collapsed bridge, and a crumbled cliff—scenes of the devastating toll of the February 27 Chile earthquake.