Posts Tagged ‘volcano’

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…

Explorer Captures What It’s Like to Rappel Down Into an Active Volcano

We’ve seen photographers get VERY close to active volcanoes and lava flow — be it from air, land or sea — but explorers Sam Cossman and George Kourounis take the unbelievably hot cake with their recent expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater, an active, incredibly dangerous volcano found in the Republic of Vanuatu. 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…

Star Trails, Fog, Volcanoes and a Meteor: A Spectacular 270-Image Composite

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270 photographs and a total exposure time of two hours and fifteen minutes went into creating this stunning composite photograph of an Indonesian landscape complete with an erupting volcano, a steaming caldera, a meteor, copious amounts of fog and beautiful light trails created by cars traveling below the fog. 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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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…

Late Photog’s Long-Lost Photos of Mount St. Helens Discovered in Storage

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In the Spring of 1980, just a few weeks before the infamous Mount St. Helens eruption that would take his life along with 56 others, photojournalist Reid Blackburn captured the volcano as it looked before it exploded.

The thing is, nobody knew this until last week, when a photo assistant at The Columbian — the newspaper Blackburn worked for — stumbled across the long-lost roll in a storage box. Read more…

These Incredible Aerial Photos of Volcanic Rivers in Iceland Look Like Paintings

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It may be hard to believe at first, but the photographs in this post are just that: photographs. Though they might look like beautiful abstract paintings, they are actually photos of volcanic rivers taken by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev from way up in the air. Read more…