I Captured the Iceland Volcano Eruption from Up Shut

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It lastly occurred. Yearly we’ve seen it on the information: one other volcano in Iceland was going to erupt. The reality is: Iceland has so many volcanoes and there may be multiple overdue. However this 12 months we might really feel an eruption was getting nearer.

Over the past month, we had many earthquakes — over 40,000 tremors, with two quakes as massive as magnitude 5.6 — so an eruption was imminent. And some days in the past, the eruption lastly occurred.

I’m skilled panorama photographer Iurie Belegurschi, and I’ve been residing in Iceland since 2006. The final eruption I’ve photographed was the one in 2014, the Holuhraun eruption. You may keep in mind it.

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The Holuhraun eruption, shot from a aircraft.
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The Holuhraun eruption
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The Holuhraun eruption

The present volcano eruption began on March nineteenth and is located within the Rekjanes peninsula, in Geldingadalur, about 20 miles (32km) away from the capital metropolis of Reykjavík. The final time this peninsula erupted was 800 years in the past. It’s an eruption with comparatively low hazard because it’s removed from civilization. The volcano can be not tremendous aggressive, so it’s comparatively simple to get nearer for spectacular images.

For the previous couple of days I’ve been taking pictures it from a helicopter (with a Sony a7R IV mirrorless digicam, the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, and the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS) and drone (a DJI Mavic 2 Professional with its Hasselblad L1D-20c 20MP 1-inch digicam).

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Mordor… The entire scene captured as a panorama with a drone. My first photograph from the continuing volcano eruption in Iceland!

I used to be fortunate to seize the collapsing crater because it occurred, shot from a aircraft. Fortunately, nobody was standing close by.

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Right here’s an in depth up of the craters:

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I really feel blessed to have been capable of {photograph} not one however two volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Seeing nature create new land is one thing actually unimaginable.

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For extra of my work, images, and movies, try my Instagram @iuriebelegurschi.


Picture credit: All images by Iurie Belegurschi

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