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30 Most Incredible Photographs of Volcanic Eruptions

30 Most Incredible Photographs of Volcanic Eruptions
Puyehue Volcano, Chile – Photograph by CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The recent photographs from the volcanic eruption in Chile stirred up memories from last year’s disruptive volcano in Iceland as well as the incredible undersea volcano in Tonga the year prior. When volcanoes erupt, it’s a startling reminder to the awesome and terrifying power of Nature. From enormous plumes of ash to spewing lava and the menacing look of volcanic lightning, eruptions are a nature photographer’s dream. 2. Photograph by NASA 3. Photograph by CARLOS GUTIERREZ 4. Photograph by DANA STEPHENSON/GETTY IMAGES 5. Photograph by OLIVER SPALT A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from below the surface. Volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. By contrast, volcanoes are usually not created where two tectonic plates slide past one another. 6. Photograph by NASA 7. 8. 9. Photograph by NASA 10. Related:  katrinamarie911

30 Best Earth Pictures of the Week – April 24th to May 01th 1. The Blue Dragon by Steve Richards 2. Shore in Seychelles 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Nature’s Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards Supercell Thunderstorm in Montana – Photograph by Sean Heavey From violent volcanoes to horrifying hurricanes, Mother Nature’s fury is a sight to behold. With so much human conflict and suffering, we often underestimate the awesome and destructive power of nature. While the science behind these events is utterly fascinating, the consequences can be dire and we must respect the power of the planet we live in. 2. Photograph by Carlos Gutierrez 3. Photograph by ARTYOM KOROTAYEV/AFP/Getty Images 4. Photograph by Dana Stephenson/Getty Images 5. Photograph by NASA-Johnson Space Center 6. Photograph by NASA/Jesse Allen 7. Photograph by Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images 8. Photograph by Willoughby Owen 9. Photograph by NASA 10. Photograph by Jay Fine 11. Photograph by USGS 12. Photograph by David Greedy/Getty Images 13. Photograph by SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images 14. Photograph by ALVARO VIDAL/AFP/Getty Images 15. Photograph by NASA/Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon/MODIS science team 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Marilyn Monroe: Rare Early Photos of a Hollywood Icon in 1949 “I’m sending only brief captions,” a LIFE magazine correspondent wrote to his editors in February 1949, in notes accompanying photographs of a little-known actress with a few small roles in mediocre films under her belt. “For one thing, time is of the essence in getting the pictures to a plane. For another, the processes shot are not terribly complicated, showing as they do how Marilyn trains herself for hoped-for movie stardom by consulting specialists in singing, dancing and drama and how she is worked on by them in the effort to produce a wrapped-up package of talent to back up her photogenic sex appeal.” How Marilyn trains herself for hoped-for movie stardom. Surely, we tell ourselves, she was always a star. Actually, no. And yet, Eyerman clearly saw enough of something, a special glimmer, in the fresh-faced beauty to chronicle the training that, as a practitioner of a craft, she evidently knew she needed. [Buy the LIFE book, Remembering Marilyn.]

Volcan et volcans du monde sur ACTIVOLCANS. Marilyn Monroe: Rare Early Photos of a Hollywood Icon in 1949 “I’m sending only brief captions,” a LIFE magazine correspondent wrote to his editors in February 1949, in notes accompanying photographs of a little-known actress with a few small roles in mediocre films under her belt. “For one thing, time is of the essence in getting the pictures to a plane. For another, the processes shot are not terribly complicated, showing as they do how Marilyn trains herself for hoped-for movie stardom by consulting specialists in singing, dancing and drama and how she is worked on by them in the effort to produce a wrapped-up package of talent to back up her photogenic sex appeal.” How Marilyn trains herself for hoped-for movie stardom. That casual mention of Marilyn Monroe, made in the context of a struggling young actress, is hard to reconcile with the image most movie fans harbor of arguably the single most famous film star of the 20th century. Surely, we tell ourselves, she was always a star. Actually, no. [Buy the LIFE book, Remembering Marilyn.]

Comment les volcans et l'Islande ont changé ma vie Paysage islandais (Ljos) Depuis près d’une semaine, l’Islande nous rappelle que notre Terre d’accueil est belle et bien vivante et que, finalement, l’homme n’y représente pas grand-chose. Contrairement aux séismes, souvent meurtriers et pas vraiments esthétiques, les volcans ont cette faculté particulière de nous émerveiller, de susciter une attirance capable de vous hypnotiser. J’ai été touché par cette grâce terrestre en 1990, à 13 ans, lorsque je suis entré pour la première fois en cours de géologie en quatrième. Durant mes deux dernières années de collège, j’ai bu leur discours avec grande avidité, le tout ponctué par les récits et les films du couple Krafft et d’Haroun Tazieff. En troisième, un de mes professeurs décide d’emmener quelques heureux collégiens, les plus motivés, pour découvrir l’univers volcanique des îles Eoliennes, au nord de la Sicile, et de l’Etna, le plus haut volcan d’Europe. Une bande de gamins au sommet d’un volcan en éruption

Liquid Art & Droplet Photography "QUANTUM SHOT" #325(rev)Link - article by Avi Abrams One Ordinary Drop of Water: Liquid Art & Droplet Photography It certainly takes great skill and very good equipment to create these frozen-in-time "water sculptures", in every captured frame revealing the inherent energy and the beautiful dynamics of flowing, cascading and dripping water: ("Dew-Soaked Dandelions" by Sharon Johnstone, see more here) Some artists decide to substitute water with more viscous liquids, which leads to even more psychedelic, "lava lamp"-like effects. But more often than not, simply playing with ambient color and light distribution is enough to produce an outstanding effect. Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water This master of liquid photography lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has the most fantastic gallery online, bursting with variety of colorful creations: (images credit: Luiz Luxvich) (images credit: JPV) Liquid Sculptures by Martin Waugh Water Kiss! (images credit: Martin Waugh)

Un volcan islandais tousse, l'aviation européenne clouée au lit Dingue cette histoire de volcan islandais sorti de ses gonds glaciaires pour cracher ses cendres et contraindre au final à la paralysie tous les aéroports scandinaves, anglais, belges, hollandais... Plus Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle et Orly dès jeudi soir ! La dernière « éruption explosive » de l’Eyjafjöll a duré deux ans Que je vous raconte : le volcan en question s’appelle l’Eyjafjöll. Il est situé sous une calotte glaciaire nommée l’Eyjafjallajökull (chacun prononce comme il veut). Après une première alerte le 23 mars, l’Eyjafjöll dégueule ses tonnes de fumées cendrées à plus de 6 000 mètres dans les airs depuis mercredi 14 au matin. Problème : la dernière fois, en 1821, l’« éruption explosive » de l’Eyjafjöll a duré pendant deux ans, jusqu’en 1823 ! Le combat de l’homme contre la nature est-il perdu d’avance ? A ma gauche, l’humain et sa technologie, à ma droite la nature et ses sautes d’humeur. Mais tout le monde est loin de prendre son pied. Autant raser les Pays-Bas et la Californie

storage - 60 Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth Looking at nature from different perspectives can create stunning compositions for your photographs. This couldn’t be more true than when we look at our planet from outer space and appreciate the reality of its beauty from such an incredible and rarely seen perspective. The images in this compilation are from the Landsat 7 satellite and were created to introduce the general public to the Landsat Program. Various combinations of the eight Landsat 7 spectral bands were selected to create the vivid RGB composites that we have featured. Here are 60 absolutely stunning images of the Earth as seen from outer space. Bogda Mountains - The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains, is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes, and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level. Akpatok Island - Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Cancun - Known for its beaches and resort hotels, Cancun lies at the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

La Terre du Futur - Le volcan Cumbre Vieja La Palma bouge Et si demain un tsunami de 650 mêtres avait lieu dans l'océan antlantique ? Eh bien ce n'est pas de la fiction, cette énormité géologique pourrait avoir lieu, et réduire les USA et tous les pays d'Amérique à l'état de pays du tiers monde. Cette apocalypse pourrait avoir lieu à cause du volcan Cumbre Vieja à La Palma qui montre des signes très inquiétants. Cette horreur peut arriver d'un moment à un autre, le seul problème c'est qu'on ne sait pas quand, demain ou dans 1000 ans. La dernière éruption a eu lieu dans les années 40, la dernière catastrophe de cette ampleur, il y a 100000 ans. La prochaine éruption pourrait provoquer ce phénomène qui réduirait l'économie mondiale à l'état de "ce fut". Les tsunamis géants liés aux déstabilisations de flancs des îles volcaniques D'après les résultats de modélisations (Iwaski, 1997), les tsunamis engendrés par des glissements sont moins dispersés que ceux occasionnés par les tremblements de terre et leur impact est ainsi plus localisé.

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