Forces of Nature - Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Finally it cleared up in Iceland and the latest eruption in Eyjafjallajökull was clearly viewable from the ground. Went there with my wife, Skarpi and Gunnar Gestur.


We got pretty close to the eruption about 10km away from crater. Seeing these huge columns blast kilometers into the air was just unbelievable. The size of this thing can not be portrait by a image. You have to see it by your self. One feels where little in comparison with forces of this size.


Every night before dark (around 10pm now) the area is evacuated because of flood risk. At night one can not see if there is a flood coming your way. We however got a special permission to stay inside the safety zone. This is the time when the forces of the eruption really become evident. We saw lava fountains probably 500-700m high through the ash cloud. This lava fountain and ash cloud was followed by severe lightning activity.


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  • Michele 5y

    Wow!!!!!! That's incredible! I see a monster!!! Amazing image - awesome work!
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  • Marlon Malabanan 5y

    Your shot is hard to duplicate. Please post your shot at
    Hard to Duplicate Group.
  • Kristoffer Antonsen 5y

    amasing! :=)
  • Laura_GD 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hidden Journeys run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    The group explores the amazing landscapes underneath international flight paths and we'd love to have your photo as part of the group.
  • Yannick Lefevre PRO 5y

    impressive again with this one !!!
  • jared ropelato PRO 5y

    This is one of the cooler photos I've ever scene. Amazing work of an amazing subject.
  • Acaiene 5y

    I want to be when you grow up!
    What image, what a fine job
  • sunset_man 5y

    What a beautiful beast!
  • Kristofer Warbritton PRO 4y

    unbelievable capture! I love how beautiful and powerful this is. fantastic work.
  • Pan . PRO 4y

  • Mandra Aron 4y

    The lighnings are spektacular.
    Seen in your Most Interesting set. (?)
  • David 4y

    wow, great picture, looks like an evil wizard! Can see the wolf too.
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  • woof336699 PRO 4y

    Wow, distructive but at the same time, beautiful. It looks like that eruption has a soul. It almost makes me think of it as a living entity.
  • Edson_Matthews PRO 4y

    These photos are simply mind-blowing!
  • Andrea Scaffidi 4y

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  • Laura Sanchez 3y

    wow this is amazing
  • coach48 PRO 3y

    OUT OF THIS WORLD !!!..........
    great light and colour…….....
    fantastic shot .......!!!
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Taken on April 17, 2010
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