Posts Tagged ‘eruption’

Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

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On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn’t make it off.

Now, in the aftermath of the disaster, damaged cameras and phones are yielding photos that offer a glimpse into what things were like on the slopes just moments before the rumbling began.
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Papua New Guinea Volcanic Eruption and Shockwave Captured on Camera from Nearby Boat

It’s been an admittedly volcano-heavy week here on PetaPixel, but it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to share amazing aerial photographs of erupting Icelandic volcanoes, GoPro video taken at the fiery edge of a volcano where only a few people have ever stood and, finally, the footage above of a volcano in Papua New Guinea going “BOOM!” in very literal terms. Read more…

Stunning and Scary Aerial Photos of Erupting Volcano in Iceland Shooting Lava 500ft in the Air

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In case you don’t watch the news, you should know: there’s currently a volcanic eruption in progress in Iceland. Earlier this week, the Bárðarbunga volcano in the Holuhraun lava field began spewing hundreds of cubic meters of lava, providing a perfect photo-op for Icelandic photographer and Guide to Iceland co-founder Iurie Belegurschi. Read more…

Remarkable 4-Year Hubble Time-Lapse of a Star’s ‘Light Echo’ Rippling Out in Space

Haters can hate on the click bait words all they want, because the video above is all-but-literally mind-blowing, jaw-dropping and all the rest. Captured over the course of 4 years by the Hubble Space Telescope, it’s a time-lapse that shows a very unusual star’s ‘light echo’ rippling out through space in the most spectacular fashion. Read more…

Epic Photos of the 2010 Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland

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Back in 2010, a series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland captured the world’s attention. Although they were relatively small in scale, the ash that was spewed into the air disrupted air travel across Europe for a number of days. Photographer Sigurdur Stefnisson witnessed the eruptions first hand, and was able to capture a series of jaw-dropping photographs showing the power and scale of the ash clouds, lightning, and lava.
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Stunning Photos of 8 Million Flower Petals Raining Down on a Costa Rican Village

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When your day involves eight million flower petals, you either have a VERY upset significant other, are St. Valentine himself, or you’re doing a photo shoot for a set of Sony 4K Television ads. Fortunately for photographer Nick Meek, it was the last of those that led to these spectacular shots. Read more…

Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour

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In September and October of 1994, the space shuttle Endeavour was orbiting 115 nautical miles above Earth while the Kliuchevskoi Volcano was spewing ash and dust into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. Not in any position to do anything about it, the astronauts aboard the space shuttle did the only thing they could do… they took pictures. Read more…

Phantom Drone Captures Some Incredible Footage of an Erupting Volcano

Drones (we’re talking about the quadcopter kind, not the military kind) are pretty incredible devices… especially when you toss a camera on them. They tend to be a bit expensive though, starting at around $500 for a lower-level one and going all the way up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Because of this, the drone footage we usually see is done in a semi-safe environment, where the risk of losing it is minimal. YouTuber Shaun O’Callaghan, however, is a bit more brave — if that’s the right word here — than the rest of us. Read more…

Incredible Photos of Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Chile, Lighting Storm Included

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These images by Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni of the Cordón Caulle volcano erupting are so jaw-dropping and mind-blowing that we’re finding it hard to come up with appropriate adjectives. Billowing clouds of ash are joined by spiderwebs of Volcanic lightning to create a light show that truly drives home Mother Nature’s terrifying splendor. Read more…

Webcam Captures Volcano Explosion and Shockwave in a Time-Lapse Video

Located the Mexican state of Puebla, Popocatépetl is the second highest peak in Mexico and an active volcano — a really active volcano. It’s one of the most lively ones in the country of Mexico, with over 15 major eruptions on record since 1519 and plenty of smaller explosions through the years.

Yesterday, Popocatépetl experienced another powerful explosion as the top “popped off” to relieve the pressure within. A webcam pointed at the peak was able to capture the whole thing, and the video above shows what the explosion and resulting shockwave look like in time-lapse.
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