Monday, September 08, 2008

When Titans Clash

The lightning storm that engulfed the dust cloud from an erupting volcano, May 2008.

F***ing 'ell, talk about a lifetime photo opportunity.
Pics. Pics.

1 comment:

Mark Hespenheide said...


It's actually not too uncommon for an erupting volcano to generate its own lightning as the hot ash cloud rams up against the relatively cool and calm ambient air.

Which is not to say the photos aren't fabulous; they are. I'm jealous. But, should you want to duplicate them yourself, you might be able to if you were willing to spend a lot of time near erupting pyroclastic volcanoes. Which... I don't recommend.