Near Lakagigar, Iceland

Laki, or Lakagigar ("Laki craters"), produced the earth's largest basalt lava eruption in historical times in the 1780'ies. The fluorine gases that followed killed 75% of Iceland's livestock and led to a famine that cost the life of 20.000 people - a significant fraction of the Iceland population at that time.

 

Large areas are covered with black ashes, where a yellow moss is the dominant vegetation. The whole scenery is almost monochromatic black/yellow.

 

A must-see on Iceland, but unfortunately not very easy to reach. The position for this shot is unfortunately very inaccurate.

 

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Taken on July 10, 2010
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