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Who remembers the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull? 🌋
While it was pretty small as far as volcanic eruptions go, our E15 made up for it in impact by grounding air traffic all over the world and disrupting millions of people with travel plans. Yep - THAT volcano! 🤦♂️
The reason for the chaos was the enormous ash cloud produced - a plume that rose 9km in the air, entering the jet stream and spreading ash across northern Europe. Wow!
You can see the effect of our volcano's eruptions when you visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where icebergs calve off the nearby glacier and float towards the sea.
Here you will find icebergs in a beautiful palette of colors:
❄️ The typical frosted white icebergs which are packed with air pockets and have come from close to the surface of the glacier
💙 Deep blue, translucent icebergs that shine like glass which have come from deeper underneath the glacier surface where the weight of the ice above them have squeezed out all the air bubbles
🖤 Crazy black-striped icebergs that are from the surface of the glacier, where each volcanic eruption has covered the glacier with ash and rubble, followed by periods where snow has continued to fall on top, before this repeats with another eruption. Just like counting rings on trees to determine its age, these striped layers can be used to determine how old that piece of ice is by counting the stripes that represent the eruptions.
The result is absolutely stunning, and I love capturing images that show the glacier layers.
Canon 100-400mm on a 5DMarkIV body
Programs used for post-processing:
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
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