Breathtaking Volcanic Eruptions Captured at Iceland’s Mt. Eyjafjallajkull

Back in 2010, we all heard about the volcanic eruptions of Mt. Eyjafjallajkull in Iceland whose ashy discharge caused flight delays and ultimate cancellations. Over two years later, we're now revisiting the site of the volcanic activity through the extraordinary photographic captures of Reykjavik-based motion designer Dav Jn gmundsson, who was at the scene with camera in tow to document the unbelievably breathtaking event within its first few days of activity.

The photographer's series of images, simply labeled as Volcanic, puts Mt. Eyjafjallajkull's volcanic eruptions into perspective. It's remarkable to think that these sparklingly energetic emissions are all naturally created. The lively electrical currents mixed in with the wafting smog gives a sense of unearthly magic at hand. At any given moment, I'm expecting to see a dark and mystical magician emerge or perhaps a genie of sorts to grant me a wish atop this glacial mountain illuminated against the night sky. The whole series is very scenic and easily envelops you into its otherworldly atmosphere.






Dav Jn gmundsson on Flickr
via [Tripudios]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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