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As the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland continues to remind people all over the world of nature’s immense power, I’ve been finding more great photographs that document this literally earth-shaking event. These vivid shots from the Icelandic countryside were taken by Julia Staples, a staff photographer for The Reyjavik Grapevine. See more at the Grapevine or on the photographer’s website.
The hooded person pictured above is standing in the ash-laden air. These horses are being herded away from the ash cloud:
Spectacular natural lighting, with a touch of doom:
These ice chunks, rocks, and mud were left behind by the jökulhlaup (“glacier run”) caused by the volcano:
The Reykjavik Grapevine calls this a “super-scientific volcano measuring doodad”:
Source: The Reykjavik Grapevine
Images by Julia Staples, courtesy of the photographer.