Copper Mine Dump Truck, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

I took my nine year-old daughter up to see Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest operating open-pit mine. Even though the mine is only 15 minutes from our home, she had never seen it up close.

Of all the impressive things we witnessed at the mine, the numerous jumbo-sized dump trucks were the most popular. After we returned home I did a bit of Googling and found that these 2,700 horsepower trucks are capable of carrying up to 320 tons of load at speeds of 40 mph.

With the ‘ginormous’ size of these trucks, I felt that it would serve the capture well to edit it to appear as though the vehicle is a child’s sandbox toy. Here is the resulting image.