Glorious Lightning versus Iceland Volcano

| April 20, 2010

The economic lost from the recent Iceland volcano eruption has reached at least USD1 billion where the biggest hit is landing straight onto the aviation companies. About 25000 flights have been grounded for five days in a row – can reach up to two weeks. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, especially at Europe countries, have been stranded. On the other side of the world, at the volcano scene itself, hundreds of people, majority of them are scientists, journalists and photographers, are jeopardizing their own lives to study and capture stunning images from the eruption. Following are the most spectacular photos of the fighting between the lightning and the volcano.

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010.
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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from the volcano.
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The spectacular display was captured by volcano photographer Marco Fulle.
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Lightning and motion-blurred ash appear in this 15-second exposure.
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The massive eruption began almost a month ago.
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Lightning, smoke and lava above Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano on April 17, 2010.
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Lava and lightning light the crater of Eyjafjallajokul volcano on April 17, 2010.
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The ash plume is lit from within by multiple flashes of lightning in this 168 second exposure.
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Scentists have warned the eruptions could continue for some time.
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Lightning flashes and glowing lava illuminate parts of Eyjafjallajokull’s massive ash plume in this 30-second exposure.
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Images sources: Nine MSN and Boston

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  1. David Webb says:

    Truly breathtaking photos, thanks for sharing. Is it just me, or is the world getting a little 2012 out there?

  2. adriansabah says:

    This is a set of beautiful photos. Why is there lighting in the sky? My sister is tuck in London at this time, she was suppose to have flown back to Sabah last week. And my friend’s wife is also stuck in London due to flight cancellation. This is bad news for airlines and tourism industry, world-wide.

  3. Jean says:

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  4. phasuk says:

    Thank your, for information.

  5. supra says:

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