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Northern Lights Paint Sky Over Arctic Volcano

The volcano eruption of May 2010 that closed down the airspace of 20 European countries is best known for the inconvenience it unleashed on travelers. But weeks before that it was creating gorgeous vistas for one intrepid photographer. James Appleton had traveled to Iceland in early April and risked...
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  • Nanette South Clark

    Northern Lights over an Erupting Volcano -- In April 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull spewed great ash clouds into the sky and caused enormous disruptions to air travel in Europe. The eruptions are best remembered for this inconvenience, but photographer James Appleton managed to capture the event in a different way. Appleton captured a rare but gorgeous scene: the glowing lava from an Eyjafjallajökull fissure with the Northern Lights—Aurora Borealis—overhead.

  • Sophia C Morrell

    "Self -portrait by James Appleton bathed in the glow of the Aurora Borealis and a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvˆruh·ls mountain pass, Iceland." Oh, how gorgeous!

  • Tracy Stampfle

    Natural beauty: Purple and blue lights in the sky contrast with the bright yellow and red lava flowing from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Photographer James Appleton, from Cambridge, risked his life trekking solo to the area and captured these incredible shots

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