Italian Photographer Marco Fulle: Pictures of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano as it Erupts (PHOTOS)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Italian photographer Marco Fulle risked life and limb (at least in my humble opinion). Marco Fulle works at the Osservatorio Astronomico in Trieste, Italy and is a world-renowned volcano photographer.

Taken from a helicopter (dangerously) close to the erupting Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the following shots brilliantly display volcanic lightning. The bolts of lightning are generated by volcanic eruption but little research has been achieved by scientists. Look at these amazing pictures, they look like the final scene in the Lord of the Rings trilogy where Frodo throws the ring into Mount Doom:

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Images courtesy: Marco Fulle, not used here for commercial purposes.

Renaissance man Marco Fulle was interviewed by Fox News this morning. Marco Fulle claimed that the Eyjafjallajokull photographs that he has taken are the most spectacular of his career. He said that this is due in large part to the fact that he was able to photagraph the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in close proximity and soon after it's initial eruption. Apparently the amazing special effects and bedazzling lightning storms are best witnessed during the initial phases of a volcano.

Marco Fulle also had to expedite his Fox News conversation - he was heading to the heli-pad to take off and take more pictures of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Wow!

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6 comments:

  1. Tim - I saw these amazing pictures as I had lunch with the wife today at a local restaurant.

    The scientist who risked is own well being to capture these is to be commended and respected.

    Great post!

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  2. Beautiful pics, Tim. What a find. Thanks for posting.

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  3. Thanks guys! Can you imagine getting this close to a volcano?

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  4. Great photos, but I think I will be more appreciative when I am no longer stuck in Europe because of it!

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