September 19, 2012

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Photograph by Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

The volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland, just before dawn on April 23, 2010: The worst is over. Lava flows freely. Earlier, as it punched through the ice cap, it triggered a meltwater flood that destroyed roads and farms, and a steam explosion that hurled ash into the stratosphere, stopping air traffic for a week.

See more pictures from the May 2012 feature story "Iceland's Resilient Beauty."


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4 comments
vivek raj
vivek raj

Place where Beauty and Death meet.

Diane H.
Diane H.

This is so wonderous! How beauty can spring from desruction, thank you for sharing such a beautiful picture.

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