Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Awesome photo of Icelandic volcano

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Icelandic photographer Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson took this and I came across it on the Discover blog.

This is a steam cloud that formed as the lava from the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland flows into steep canyons partly filled with deep snow and ice. Occasional explosions also occur as steam gets trapped under hardened lava, and can make things pretty hairy for anyone nearby[.]

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