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Iceland's disruptive volcano

Today, British civil aviation authorities ordered the country's airspace closed as of noon, due to a cloud of ash drifting from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. The volcano has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. The volcanic ash has forced the cancellation of many flights and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers. Collected here are photos of the most recent eruption, and of last month's eruptions, which were from the same volcano, just several miles further east. (18 photos total)

Smoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjalla glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavik. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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2249 comments so far...
1.

Sugoi!

Posted by minerva April 15, 10 11:18 AM
2.

Great pics!

1st post at last!

Posted by itu April 15, 10 11:21 AM
3.

Awesome pictures as always. Beautiful spray from the earth.

Posted by SomeWhiteGuy April 15, 10 11:25 AM
4.

I was there less than 6 months ago, it was pleasant and quiet, I can't believe the road to the Seljalandsfoss was destroyed. I wonder how they reach the east of the country now? Making it around the other side would take days.

Posted by NykO18 April 15, 10 11:27 AM
5.

Absolutely Beautiful!

Posted by Thinh April 15, 10 11:30 AM
6.

amazing

Posted by someone April 15, 10 11:30 AM
7.

Thanks for the pics! I've been trying to wrap my brain around the topography of the area and this helps a lot! I hope there isn't too much destruction of buildings and land, but it is sure amazing to see such a natural display!

Posted by Andrew April 15, 10 11:34 AM
8.

Awesome pictures. Unfortunately the ash is heading our direction :(

Posted by Arvid April 15, 10 11:35 AM
9.

Iceland, one of the greatest trip I had
as we see all is great in Iceland

Posted by Roberto April 15, 10 11:37 AM
10.

Bonito y curioso.

Posted by UNSEÑORMUYSERIO April 15, 10 11:41 AM
11.

these photos are amazing! thanks for posting them all together like this, so amazing to see it all!

Posted by aileen April 15, 10 11:54 AM
12.

Very nice pics!

Posted by Rui April 15, 10 11:57 AM
13.

#16... looks like the worked of a ninja.

Posted by Chris Mower April 15, 10 12:01 PM
14.

Beautiful photography, thank you for posting.

Posted by carole l bryant April 15, 10 12:12 PM
15.

Thank you for these awsome photos!

Posted by Fernando April 15, 10 12:15 PM
16.

How can people think we have a significant effect on the planet when volcanoes blast immeasurable amounts of harmful chemicals into the air and decimate glaciers? We are told that humans are destroying the planet, but even if all the countries in the world got together to 'pollute' the atmosphere we wouldn't even be able to produce one tenth of a percent as much pollutant as a single volcanic eruption, which happen several times each year. Even if we launch dozens of thermonuclear weapons at the glacier we wouldn’t be able to cause as much damage. No matter how hard we tried we wouldn’t be able to launch enough pollutant into the atmosphere to disrupt aviation in an entire nation.

Oh, but we are _accidentally_ destroying the planet. And if you believe that I’ve got a nice bridge for sale real cheap!

Posted by TonyG LBCA April 15, 10 12:19 PM
17.

#9 is incredible.

Posted by jdb April 15, 10 12:21 PM
18.

On #6, the road was not washed out by the flood. In reality, gaps in the road were cut by the authorities in anticipation of the coming flood. They did that to try and save the bridge which goes over the river during normal circumstances. This approach seems to have protected the bridge from damage. Work has already begun to repair the cut gaps.

Also, to be clear, pictures 1-8 and 15 are of the eruption which started yesterday under a glacier. The others (where you can see the lava) are from the eruption a short distance away which started on the 27th of March, which was not under a glacier. This earlier one was more of a so-called "tourist eruption", as all the fantastic lava pictures come from that one.

Posted by Albert April 15, 10 12:28 PM
19.

#4 NykO18

The roads were destroyed by diggers to minimize the damage to the bridges. It will be fixed as soon as the flood decreases enough. The trip around takes about 1 day.

Good job putting these pictures together Alan Taylor

Posted by GDS April 15, 10 12:41 PM
20.

Britain asked for cash... but we chose not to notice the c so all they get is ash ;)

I´ts a little joke going on here in Iceland today, I guess we are not making our way on the popular list in the world....

But yes, the pics are amazing, #9 is my fav :)

Posted by Katla April 15, 10 12:48 PM
21.

TonyG, if any of the "facts" you stated were true (about volcanoes putting out more CO2 than humans), then maybe you would be on to something. Only problem is, it's all wrong.

"Emissions of CO2 by human activities are currently more than 130 times greater than the quantity emitted by volcanoes, amounting to about 27 billion tonnes per year."
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/gas/index.php

130 times greater. Off by a little there, dude.

http://www.frankodwyer.com/blog/?p=229

Posted by JC April 15, 10 12:51 PM
22.

Sounds like a possible cure for Global Warming. When Mt. St. Helens erupted we had a very cool summer. How would it be if we increased our particulate emissions by removing catalytic convertors on Diesels. Seems to me that might work.

Posted by jim April 15, 10 01:03 PM
23.

I left the country yesterday and so unfortunately missed this second eruption. Hope all works out well for the country and its people.

Posted by Dominic Honeywell April 15, 10 01:06 PM
24.

Amazing photography!! thank you for posting

Posted by Laura Gonzalez April 15, 10 01:18 PM
25.

Can you find the map printed by China that showed the areas in Europe affected by the ash? I forgot the name of the news media that showed it. The power of Nature is awesome, fearful and beautiful. Thanks for the photos.
-- Wondering

Posted by Wondering April 15, 10 01:27 PM
26.

Hell celebrates...

Posted by michael April 15, 10 01:38 PM
27.

Waiting for the ash cloud in the belgian'sky

Posted by Eric Vandenberghe April 15, 10 01:45 PM
28.

amazing PICTURES!!!!

Posted by P. Noordermeer April 15, 10 02:16 PM
29.

I CANT BELIEVE THE SHLASSERFLASHERSTRUSSER FLOODED

Posted by BRY April 15, 10 02:18 PM
30.

Amazing Pic's!!!

Posted by N00dw33r April 15, 10 02:19 PM
31.

Pic 15 : ok, now we have the proof that reality-X is in fact our reality and that Smokey/MIB is trying to escape the island to reach it.

....What ? That isn't the right place to discuss Lost theories ? Oooops, sorry ;-)

Posted by TinyTony April 15, 10 02:26 PM
32.

How awesome all those pictures are !

Posted by Deruelles April 15, 10 02:35 PM
33.

It is shocking to look at this pictures!!!!!

Posted by Devajit Asem April 15, 10 02:35 PM
34.

What amazing pictures- the power of nature is awesome

Posted by John Troup April 15, 10 02:40 PM
35.

hehehe yes wery good pictures . i am from iceland this is awesome to watch we here in iceland are waiting for Katla to blow . this is just the beginning of somthing big i think .. Katla blows every 40-80 years no are 92 years since the last time! .. last 2 times if Eyjafjallajökull blows then Katla blows . you can see live from the mountain here http://eldgos.mila.is/ :D nothing to see now but we hope the best ..

Posted by Haddi April 15, 10 02:41 PM
36.

SUGOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Posted by jrm April 15, 10 02:57 PM
37.

If planes can't fly, who's taking all the aerial photos?

Posted by Adrienne April 15, 10 03:00 PM
38.

awesome,amazing

Posted by vijay April 15, 10 03:00 PM
39.

@itu actually, your post was the second one!
Amazing pics, thanks for making such a strong display of nature's force avaiable, Big Picture.

Posted by João April 15, 10 03:02 PM
40.

#16...Obviously this is Mother Earth's way of nipping our planet raping ways in the bud. Take note of how many planes have been grounded. Duh! So carry on with your Hummer driving, plastic using, oil drilling ways. Soon enough she'll get around to your little section of the world. I'm guessing Southern US? Midwest? No wait...Alaska!

Posted by Adrienne April 15, 10 03:14 PM
41.

I'm so happy JC was able to teach TonyG a lesson...
Thank JC for taking your time. I laughed really hard when I read his post but wasn't going to comment. However, you changed my mind so here is my 2 cents as well :

Comparison of CO2 emissions from volcanoes vs. human activities.

Scientists have calculated that volcanoes emit between about 130-230 million tonnes (145-255 million tons) of CO2 into the atmosphere every year (Gerlach, 1991). This estimate includes both subaerial and submarine volcanoes, about in equal amounts. Emissions of CO2 by human activities, including fossil fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring, amount to about 27 billion tonnes per year (30 billion tons) [ ( Marland, et al., 2006) - The reference gives the amount of released carbon (C), rather than CO2, through 2003.]. Human activities release more than 130 times the amount of CO2 emitted by volcanoes--the equivalent of more than 8,000 additional volcanoes like Kilauea (Kilauea emits about 3.3 million tonnes/year)! (Gerlach et. al., 2002)

Posted by Mia April 15, 10 03:26 PM
42.

Amazing pictures. Thanks for posting.

Posted by thelma hart April 15, 10 03:37 PM
43.

awesome pics....but we must understand too what this calamities are trying to reach us.... eruption of volcanoes? earthquake? tsunami? floods? happened in a small span of time...its up to you to discover what this trying to say

Posted by deathstrike April 15, 10 03:48 PM
44.

Thank you for such real collection of photos that tells the complete story.

Posted by Tim April 15, 10 04:00 PM
45.

Mann weiß gar nicht was man sagen soll! hammer bilder und echt erstaunlich. schade das wir persöhnlich betroffen sind! gruss an alle

Posted by Helibubu April 15, 10 04:03 PM
46.

no words!!!

Posted by Thiago Lopes April 15, 10 04:10 PM
47.

These pictures are AWESOME! I was stationed in Iceland for over a year. I've climbed some mountains in that area but dont remember seeing the Eyjafjallajökull glacier though. I did get to watch an island be born off the coast in a similar fashion though. After Iceland I went to Sicily.. ended up living on Mount Etna (active volcano).. I dont know what it is I have with volcanic islands! LOL

Posted by James Speed April 15, 10 04:20 PM
48.

Yes, it's saying that we don't live on a dead planet like Mars, rather we live on a amazingly geologically active planet called earth.

Brilliant pictures, I do hope that it doesn't get any worse for the people living around the eruption.

Posted by Maria April 15, 10 04:23 PM
49.

#21 I never said C02, you’re the one that started talking about C02. C02, in case you didn’t already know, is key to generating oxygen from plants, because of this I would hardly put it in the same category as “pollutant”. However, the way you tried to change my argument speaks volumes about your ideology. Anyway, the link you provided is a bunch of poppycock. The link makes claims that are supposed to be supported by links to (Gerlach, 1991) and ( Marland, et al., 2006). Unfortunately they link back to the same exact page, which says to me, that is not a reference at all. The article says they have made this estimate but there is nowhere where it states their methodology. And the other link is a bigger joke, it's someone opining about the first link! In spite of what you think I have actually looked into this before, nowhere is there any close-to-accurate estimate on how much pollutant is released by volcanoes. Mostly because nobody has a clue, they are too massive and numerous to measure with any degree of accuracy. If I was you I wouldn’t believe what people say unless I see how they came about that information. If this is _your_ proof it is sadly lacking.
#40, you call your 2 cents a quote from the article that #21 posts? It even mentioned the bogus links to the research papers that don’t even exist! Did you even try clicking on the links to see that it didn’t go anywhere?
Blind trust in people who stand to make considerable sums of money (USGS) if you believe them is not a good idea. Question _everything_ and if the answer is not forthcoming or is not what you expected, rethink you theory. That’s called the scientific method!

Posted by TonyG LBCA April 15, 10 04:23 PM
50.

great ash!

Posted by Anonymous April 15, 10 04:31 PM
51.

The pictures are just amazing. I have never seen anything like this in my life
Thanks for the postings

Posted by Olga Ramirez April 15, 10 04:45 PM
52.

wonderful pic

Posted by margaret April 15, 10 04:49 PM
53.

Ya bi siktirin gidin amina koyyim, volkan patladiysa patlamis ne yani

Posted by Kanarya April 15, 10 04:58 PM
54.

What amazing photographs......a little insight to the world of erupting volcanoes.

Ps comment no 20 sense of humor I like it!!!

Posted by Sara April 15, 10 05:02 PM
55.

Awsome

Posted by Anonymous April 15, 10 05:07 PM
56.

Eyjafjallajökull

What a mouthful

Posted by Tim April 15, 10 05:12 PM
57.

Thank you for posting great pictures, I haven't see like that before. thanks for your time.

Posted by Milan Ghimiray April 15, 10 05:13 PM
58.

Thank you for posting great pictures, I haven't see like that before. thanks for your time.

Posted by Milan Ghimiray April 15, 10 05:14 PM
59.

AMAZING Photo's as always on the Big Picture. Incredible!!

Posted by Timothy April 15, 10 05:26 PM
60.

If planes can't fly, who's taking all the aerial photos?


They are from helicopters and airplanes with engines (not jet engines) but no pilot tries to fly downwind to an erupting volcano, so they keep uypwind where it's safer.

Posted by Unnar April 15, 10 05:35 PM
61.

@48

Really, after all of the blatant antiscience you've spouted you start blabbering about "scientific method"? You obviously have no idea what you're talking about; I challenge you to find one, ONE, reliable, published, cited scientist who actually believes any of the bullcrap you're promoting.

Your first post claimed that a single volcanic eruption produces more pollutants than the annual output of all countries on Earth. This is simply false. To make such a claim is to play it extremely fast and loose with the numbers. Even the low estimate for annual CO2 output is much, much higher than that of a volcanic eruption, or indeed many eruptions.

I also challenge you to find a document, not produced by an antiscience propaganda organization, which produces direct evidence against human-related global warming. There isn't one.

Your fringe school of belief ranks somewhere between conspiracy theorists and holocaust deniers.

Posted by Siguy April 15, 10 05:44 PM
62.

How about a map so we can see where it is within Iceland?

How about another map, because most Americans don't know where Iceland is. (It's in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Greenland and just below the Arctic Circle.)

@Helibubu : I know what to say, and I know what language to say it in. And who's the WE you mean by "we were personally affected"? Your country, your family, people you were traveling with?

Posted by Mark April 15, 10 05:50 PM
63.

Adrienne: The concept of trying to "save the planet" by changing your lifestyle to a pastoral 19th century would do nothing but make you feel good about yourself. No amount of personal deprivation would stop this volcano from melting glaciers or spreading ash and gas into the atmosphere. You can live in the year 1810 if you want to, the rest of us, like those who drove their cars to get a better view, will enjoy the pictures.

Posted by Archimedes April 15, 10 05:56 PM
64.

TonyG said:
"even if all the countries in the world got together to 'pollute' the atmosphere we wouldn't even be able to produce one tenth of a percent as much pollutant as a single volcanic eruption, which happen several times each year."

Please provide your own references to back up your claims.

Posted by Keith Hearn April 15, 10 05:57 PM
65.

On picture 13 the earth is celebrating spring, with some fireworks.
beautiful.
How silly are humans to think they can destroy a planet like the earth, who has experienced a lot worse,
during its 400 billion years of existence.
Within forty years we'll be searching of ways to warm the earth up again, mark my words.
I can already see the look on peoples faces right now, they go like : ´huh? why would we want to do that?'
Well after a period of heat, there usually comes a period of cooling down, also known as an Ice age.
So enjoy the warmth as long as you can.

Kind Regards,

Posted by peacemaker. April 15, 10 05:57 PM
66.

Love you Alan Taylor to spoil us with these nature pictures. Can never get enough of Mother Nature At Work, it may be that it was a whole family at work though :-)
Thank you!!


--made a small correction--

Posted by Derek April 15, 10 06:09 PM
67.

Fantastic Pics! Get them in Nasty Geographic!

Posted by Dan April 15, 10 06:10 PM
68.

Carbon Dioxide is a naturally occuring gas, as is hydrogen and oxygen. The more there is, the more quickly plants will grow and convert it back into oxygen. (proven and tested science).
You planet saving busy bodies make me sick. The best thing you and I can do is consume less plastic (incl. packaging), and recycle everything.
Forget about world domination by trying to make CO2 evil.

Posted by B Hanson April 15, 10 06:18 PM
69.

Iceland... Heavy f*cking metal.

Posted by John April 15, 10 06:49 PM
70.

Eyjafjallajökull: 1, Heathrow, 0.

Posted by Dominic Harm April 15, 10 06:51 PM
71.

Incredible photos. Prayers for the people of Iceland.

Posted by Adam Neira April 15, 10 06:53 PM
72.

Amazing quality-some are quite stunning-might try and "blow up!! a few !!

Posted by steve wichbold April 15, 10 06:58 PM
73.

My name is Jonina. I am from ICELAND. i WISH TO THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURES OF THE ICELANDIC VOLCANO. i SHARE THESE WITH MY MOTHER WHOM IS ALSO FROM ICELAND tHANK YOU jONINA. url.

Posted by NINADICKERSON April 15, 10 07:03 PM
74.

First, Thanks to my friend Asi Eggertsson in Keflavik for these great photos. On a global scale, this is just another burp by nature. The important thing is that no people were injured. Also, maybe a lot of tourist will come to this wonderful land called Iceland and help its economic up turn.

Posted by Jay Gochin April 15, 10 07:05 PM
75.

So why can't I go to Barcelona tomorrow?????!!!!!

Posted by Mikey April 15, 10 07:17 PM
76.

woooooooooooooooooow really coool

Posted by simona April 15, 10 07:42 PM
77.

@64 peacemaker and 67 B Hanson:

Thank you!

Ever since I took geology in college, wherein we discussed the fact that the earth has gone through periods of increased temps followed by ice ages for eons and eons (and that one leads to the other and vice versa in an endless cycle), I've wondered about humans' real ability to effect the climate of the planet.
This planet is immense and we only really scratch the surface with our puny selves--to think otherwise is simply arrogance and ego. This planet will be here long after we have destroyed ourselves.

Now, I'm not saying we shouldn't reduce the amount of plastic we use or the amount of waste we create, and we should definitely continue to recycle. What I am saying is that the data being used to "prove" global warming due to humans' actions has only really been recorded for the past couple centuries and is such a small sampling when considering the fact that the Earth is BILLIONS of years old. We think we have any sort of knowledge about what the Earth can handle or what's going on? Again, simple arrogance.

Posted by CQ April 15, 10 07:48 PM
78.

Beeindruckend, ehrfurchtgebietend, amourös, sublim....ich liebe diese gefährlich schöne Erde

Posted by Eris Baran Tosun April 15, 10 07:59 PM
79.

SENSATIONAL PIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Honky April 15, 10 08:00 PM
80.

tony g please tell what is 1 tenth of a percent of an immeasurable amount

Posted by mateus smith April 15, 10 08:16 PM
81.

#16 ... the effects we have on our planet will last far longer than the effects of this volcano. The earth is used to that kind of thing, it is not used to us.

Posted by John April 15, 10 08:23 PM
82.

Fotos impresionantes, sobre todo la ultima.

Posted by paulina rubio April 15, 10 08:56 PM
83.

I live in Iceland and was in that fjord only 3 weeks ago :)

To NykO18: Driving from east to west of Iceland only takes about 8 hours, so driving around here doesnt take that much time ;)

Posted by Robert April 15, 10 09:00 PM
84.

The USGS is a money making venture? News to me.

As for debunking the so called argument [fantasy] purporting that humans produce far less CO2 than volcanoes, see:

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/gas/index.php#reference

and

http://www.ossfoundation.us/projects/environment/global-warming/myths/volcanoes-emit-more-co2-than-mankind

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide

If not satisfied with these references, make up your own "facts".

Posted by texleeger April 15, 10 09:06 PM
85.

Boston.com & the Big Picture team: Bravo! As always the best collection of news photos on the whole interwebs!

Posted by Mark April 15, 10 09:26 PM
86.

pix are amazing , but am very sad as i can't travel to beatiful lake como for vacation. hope all people in iceland are safe.

Posted by kathryn April 15, 10 09:33 PM
87.

Another beautiful display of mother nature doing her handiwork-disruptive,chaotic and beautiful all at the same time-we are just beginning to see Mother earth express herself and it may not be nice... Not tring to be an alarmist, just a realist, for she has had and will have many cycles and we just happen to be living in one. Is nature warning us, perhaps. Bottom line-- there is nothing we as humans can do BUT to enjoy life to its fullest and love one another as we should. life is beautiful as is nature is- we are one.

Posted by Terence Del-Lewis April 15, 10 09:53 PM
88.

Personnes courageuses pour regarder d'aussi pres.
Magnifiques photos.

Posted by Nicole Pelletier April 15, 10 09:57 PM
89.

wow. Is it related to the recent series of earthquakes?

Posted by zhaiduo April 15, 10 09:59 PM
90.

Personnes courageuses pour regarder d'aussi pres.
Magnifiques photos.

Posted by Nicole Pelletier April 15, 10 09:59 PM
91.

Boston.com - thanks for the photos! The force of nature that they capture both inspires and makes one humble. They depict the mystery of our world and life itself.

Posted by eofkenilworth April 15, 10 10:03 PM
92.

Great pictures
@67

"Appeal to nature is a fallacy of relevance consisting of a claim that something is good or right because it is natural."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature.

Posted by Fher April 15, 10 10:13 PM
93.

love the photos, but am a bit worried as my son is travelling to iceland this summer. he wants to cycle from south to north on an inland route. he plans to use tents and camp on the way. is there anyone out there that knows if it should worry a parent sending his son into such a remarkable area of the world during the cycles of eruption. he is a big boy, but I am a big worrier. please someone from iceland make me feel better.

Posted by StephenonMars April 15, 10 10:26 PM
94.

Thank you for these awsome photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Fabricio April 15, 10 10:33 PM
95.

Thank you. The pictures are terrific, The planet is just doing it's thing!

Posted by Carol April 15, 10 10:40 PM
96.

WOW! super radical

Posted by matt April 15, 10 10:45 PM
97.

Nature is so Powerful, Beautiful, deserves our respect. Blessings to the people of Iceland, who have loved and respected their unique land for centuries. Photographers so bold and brave -- Thank you for sharing photos!

Posted by Marga April 15, 10 10:56 PM
98.

I find it amusing how some individuals can polititize beautiful and awsome pictures of Mother Nature at her best. The Left claims the world is warming, the Right thinks we should drill the world senseless. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. To think that puny man can affect climate change on this enormous planet is total self serving arrogance. If you want to concern yourselves with the state of the planet, just wait until the population hits 15 billion by the end of this century. I'm glad that I wont be around to see the mess. Fresh water will have more value oil and food more precious than gold. Population control is by far more urgent than climate. Cheers.

Posted by Peter Wilson CD. April 15, 10 10:59 PM
99.

Wow, so many takers, let’s do this one at a time.

#60. Nowhere did I state that volcanic eruptions even emit C02, let alone more than man. You’re arguing with #21’s made up argument. So please stop making this about C02. Even in your explanation you totally ignore the fact that C02 is not a pollutant! My god man, is oxygen a pollutant? Is nitrogen a pollutant? What ISN’T a pollutant in your opinion?! Then you say I play fast and loose with the numbers then tally up, ahh what’s that you said “all the volcanoes on the planet”, of course I’m paraphrasing. So siguy, how is it you tallied up the total output of all the volcanoes on the planet again? I mean, we can figure out about how much _humans_ output, but we don’t even know where all the volcanoes exist, as 2/3 of the planet is covered with water, but I suppose you know, and you know their total pollutant yield, and you know we need to cut ours down because ours is too much in relationship with the total you came up with. So I guess your made up number beats my made up number?

Then this is the best claim you make #60: That I must find some document to refute your theory. You made the theory up, _you have to prove it_, not the other way around. All I have to do is poke holes in it, and yes, that’s how science works. It’s called peer review, and everyone is a peer, you just need logic and some basic grounding the laws of thermodynamics. It’s all real easy to figure out, and you don’t need a PHD to see when someone doesn’t want to share their methodology. People who aren’t willing to show how they came to the conclusion they came to and won’t allow other scientists in the same field to reproduce their work, they quit being scientist and turn into paid evangelists.

And then you try and demonize the position of a skeptic, just for being nothing more than skeptical of your unsubstantiated theory, by calling me akin to a holocaust denier.
It’s like Gandhi said: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then you win.”

#63 it’s called hyperbole. Sorry for using such an exact number. I’m more interested in the people pushing numbers that want to change our way of life.
#79 Umm, aahhh, The answer is 47

Posted by TonyG LBCA April 15, 10 11:19 PM
100.

@Marga : I lost most of my esteem for Iceland when I found out how popular SUVs are there -- just to get around the city.

Iceland benefits from its geology, because geothermal energy means plentiful, cheap electricity, and that's made energy-intensive aluminum smelting a major industry.

@CG: You took geology in college, but did you major in it? Did you get a PhD in it?

Yes, these greenies are less than truthful when they talk about saving the earth. It's really its existing life forms, including humans, that they're trying to save.

Posted by Mark April 15, 10 11:23 PM
101.

These were magnificent photos and should be seen by as many people as possible so they can better understand the events occuring around the world.

Posted by Bette April 15, 10 11:29 PM
102.

Dangerously amazing shots !!

Posted by Rakesh Sivan April 15, 10 11:38 PM
103.

THANKS FOR THIS INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL PHOTOCOLLECTION.!I NEVER VIEWED SUCH AN AMAZING PRESENTATION.CONGRATULATIONS!

Posted by EUGENIA CRISTINA CAPATU April 16, 10 12:11 AM
104.

My favorite shot is no.15. All the elements are there, a beautiful composition. We visited Iceland in 2004 and it was by far the most amazing place I've ever seen. I'd move there if they'd have me.

Posted by Letitia Harper April 16, 10 12:18 AM
105.

Nature is awesome - transcends all beauty!

Posted by S.Lee April 16, 10 12:41 AM
106.

@Robert. You lived in Iceland for a year and don't remember seeing the
enormous white thing in the landscape? Did you even leave the base, or were you like most of the military who spent their twelve months complaining and counting the days to PCS! You probably didn't melt your shoes in the Westmann Islands, or play golf at midnight in Akureyri, or swim in the Blue Lagoon either! It is a beautiful country.The people are
special too.


Posted by Jaycee April 16, 10 12:47 AM
107.

dude. you rock. again. fantastic spread.

Posted by talawallah April 16, 10 12:50 AM
108.

Ring Road (Route 1) affected?

Posted by Basel April 16, 10 12:53 AM
109.

Tony G - time to state yer a total fanny

Posted by Niall Macaulay April 16, 10 12:59 AM
110.

there is just one word for this....amazing.....

Posted by nimish goel April 16, 10 01:17 AM
111.

Feel sorry for those this volcano is affecting over there, but hey, as a keen photographer it would be a dream to go over there to capture some of those images, very very nice indeed.

Take care all Icelanders!

Posted by smoky April 16, 10 01:23 AM
112.

Not one single fact TonyG.
Pretty impressive scientific method you have there - you should become a politician.
Beautiful photographs though. Wish I was close enough to visit.

Posted by Stephen April 16, 10 01:58 AM
113.

Yes, all that us humans are doing is upsetting the delicate balance that allows us to inhabit the earth. We will push it far enough to kill us all off, and things may or may not go back. But if Nature decides to burn it's own fossil fuels, better get out of the way.

Those photos sure tell us who's boss! The Earth will cycle us out, so get ready for the shit.

Posted by Striker April 16, 10 02:07 AM
114.

thanks for posting these amazing pictures, I am a true lover of nature.
hope this would work as a message from the Nature to the entire world that stop playing with me I could be really dangerous.

Posted by Lakshya April 16, 10 02:15 AM
115.

#87
Thank you! Someone is paying attention. I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy but I appreciate you pointing out the recent earthquakes so we don't miss the real point: OUR MOTHER IS STILL ALIVE. She's just been kicking up dust lately but she'll get our attention sooner or later.

Posted by rel1sh April 16, 10 02:31 AM
116.

Could i just say that everyone on here debating the ecological aspects of volcano v. humanities pollution are COMPLETELY missing the point?! You all can go back and forth as much as you would like-you won't change each others minds. The point really is that nature will ALWAYS do it's thing, it will create and it will destroy, but it's only in the last 100 years or so that humans have begun to just take and take and take-and that IS effecting the planet we live on. There may be exaggerations as to how much damage we are inflicting thus far, but it cannot be denied that we abuse our planet. Earth may have been around for billions of years, but one celled ameobas didn't drive cars without mufflers, dinosaurs didn't stripmine, and ancient man did not build industrial parks.

The photos are so very beautiful.

Posted by redhead April 16, 10 03:01 AM
117.

just leave the pollution check to the scientists.....the volcano comes as a routine activity on the surface of the earth just like the recent earthquakes in chile and china....we should learn to respect nature and be less materialistic about stretch limos and fast cars

Posted by bipsie April 16, 10 03:08 AM
118.

Supernatural !

Posted by Nishith Dalal April 16, 10 03:11 AM
119.

Amazing photos

Posted by Mary April 16, 10 03:15 AM
120.

Fantastic photos, but you missed the one that really had me gobsmacked: the erupting volcano AND the Northern Lights.

Posted by Mackenzie April 16, 10 03:23 AM
121.

@97: Iceland, unlike Camden, actually has lots and lots and *lots* of roads that really require a 4x4 to get around it. Unless you plan for the car to actually *stay* within the city *at all times always*, and it's not that bloody big a city, you're not going to have any use for a Prius.

Posted by Jasper April 16, 10 03:40 AM
122.

CARBON-DIOXIDE EMISSIONS of surface volcanoes are insignificant compared to humans. According to Williams et al. (1992): "Volcanic CO2 presently represents only 0.22% of anthropogenic emissions but may have contributed to significant “greenhouse” effects at times in Earth history."

To anyone interested that means approximately 1 in 454. Remember that there always exists a margin of error, but it poses no significance in this question. The volcanic aerosols are a different story and they cool the earth temporarily.

Source: Williams S, et al. (1992) Global carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere by volcanoes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 56, Issue 4, April 1992, Pages 1765-1770

Posted by Carbonic Man April 16, 10 03:49 AM
123.

Wow! spectacular pics! I was in Iceland in December, so now I can "see" exactly where the action is. What an amazing place. Thanks!

Posted by Faith April 16, 10 04:12 AM
124.

@Peter Wilson: Climate Scientists claim the world is warming. That in the US only the left seems to believe them isn't their fault. Scientific research has shown that man does have a major impact on the environment. It's that simple. Maybe you should stop trying to politicize science?

@TonyBG: "Even if we launch dozens of thermonuclear weapons at the glacier we wouldn’t be able to cause as much damage"
[citation-needed] I assume you're talking about really small tactical nukes, but it still would cause quite a ruckus.

Posted by wds April 16, 10 04:18 AM
125.

fantástico,impressionante,não há palavras para descrever tamanha beleza.

Posted by rosa maria ferreira April 16, 10 04:23 AM
126.

#97 - Mark

They are not exactly SUVs, and whilst you see them in the city these cars tend to be more utilitarian than say most North American SUVs. Most equestrians own large cars with good towing capacity to be able to transport their horses, and horsemanship is very common in Iceland, and mostly involves 2-5 horses per rider. Similarly many of these cars are used to be able to cross the highlands, from north to south, which you should not attempt in a small car. Then winter conditions may require well powered cars with a good four wheel drive. Roads are often less than ideal, even route 1 around Iceland is not asphalt covered the whole way. It was not until 1974 that route 1 was completed, before that the glacial rivers underneath Vatnajökull had to be forded, and no small little city car is going to manage that. The culture of solid cars is with us in Iceland for a reason. Granted, there are idiots who own large cars and never use them for anything where a small car wouldn't be just as good, but depending on what sort of a life we lead many of us may need large cars to be able to get around in our wonderful country.

Posted by Dót April 16, 10 04:32 AM
127.

Photo du volcan islandais transmispar milouz

Posted by Fabrice April 16, 10 04:34 AM
128.

Subhan Allah ....

Posted by Creature April 16, 10 04:47 AM
129.

I wish that I could see this in person, the photos are great! I would like to take some myself and share with the world. I am looking forward to National Geographic along with other top magazine publications to hit the newsstands with their pictures.

Posted by Paul Las Vegas, NV. April 16, 10 04:47 AM
130.

These pictures are great.
Greatings from Iceland;-)

Posted by olof April 16, 10 04:53 AM
131.

Oh boy! These pictures are really shocking!
But I gotta say, no matter how many people see them, which of them will actually do anything? There has been enough of 'environmental awareness'.. The time now is to act!

Posted by Hitanshu Budhwani April 16, 10 04:59 AM
132.

How impressive nature is! It might help us to feel humble.

Posted by Gerrit Kuijper, Nijverdal, the Netherlands April 16, 10 05:00 AM
133.

Superbes photos, merci à toi Chris!....

Posted by BEAUDEQUIN Michelle April 16, 10 05:03 AM
134.

to TonyG LBCA: i think you misunderstand the pollution by humans. yes, i agree that one single volcanic eruption pollutes way more than US or China in a full year, but we pollute the planet in many more ways... your neighborhood may be clean, but your neighborhood isn't the whole world...

excellent photos... fantastic job!!

Posted by siil April 16, 10 05:07 AM
135.

Wat heeft VOOR EEN Dan gevolg VOOR DE AARDE opwarmende?
Mooie foto's van zo'n hellingbaan Natuurlijke

Posted by Huub April 16, 10 05:09 AM
136.

Фотографии потрясающие!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Светлана April 16, 10 05:17 AM
137.

The brotherhood will put it out. If not they will try to make. $ out of it

Posted by Betty Blue April 16, 10 05:34 AM
138.

Dramatic!

Posted by ziad samaha April 16, 10 05:38 AM
139.

Een tastbaar bewijs waar de natuur toe in staat blijkt te zijn.
Schitterend om naar te kijken,maar een ramp om het mee te moeten maken !
Het is de laatste tijd al vaker voor gekomen dat er natuur-rampen plaats vinden.
Denk aan de aardbevingen,de overstromingen en de orkanen die de laatste tijd over ons heen zijn gekomen.
Het is te hopen dat het HIER bij blijft !!!!!!

Posted by Joh.van Hoek April 16, 10 06:13 AM
140.

Beautiful and Amazing, I am studying English It is for that I can learn translating the opinions, Pilar

Posted by pilar April 16, 10 06:15 AM
141.

Lava is great... Maybe cause of eruption is recent earthquakes?

Posted by Sergei April 16, 10 06:21 AM
142.

Great Great Picture!!!!!! It's Awesome!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 06:28 AM
143.

Does know how I can get number 9 as 1680x1050?

Posted by Henry April 16, 10 06:35 AM
144.

Beautiful pictures of the raw power of the earth. Considering the fact that a little burp from a volcano can disrupt the whole air traffic in the whole of europe makes you think what will happen when a big volcano makes a big burp someday.

Posted by David April 16, 10 06:38 AM
145.

The photos are unbeliveable nice let`s hope people of Iceland are safe.

Posted by Robert S. Rotterdam April 16, 10 07:03 AM
146.

It says that the end is near.

Posted by MM April 16, 10 07:10 AM
147.

but the earth is flat

Posted by Tim April 16, 10 07:20 AM
148.

Raw Nature captured beautifully!

Posted by Nick April 16, 10 07:21 AM
149.

Amazing pictures! All our British media seem to be focusing on is the total lack on flights for people who need to go places.

Posted by Simon Jones April 16, 10 07:22 AM
150.

Thanks for covering this. Awesome

Posted by Vivek April 16, 10 07:24 AM
151.

@Deathstrike April 15, 10 03:48 PM

Yes, it means the earth is now in the part of it's orbit around the sun where the distance to the sun is the smallest. As a result, the sun's gravitation has the maximum effect on earth's core causing a lot more tectonic activity around the world.......

That is what you were insinuating I presume?

Posted by Daniel April 16, 10 07:27 AM
152.

Great pictures!

By the way, that road was not washed away. They made a gap in it to try to save a nearby bridge.

Posted by Brynjar April 16, 10 07:31 AM
153.

What wonderful photos. Thank you for this story photos.

Posted by John April 16, 10 07:31 AM
154.

My son and daughter in law will miss his father's funeral in the US because their flights from Germany are cancelled. It is truly bad timing for us. Margareta

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 07:51 AM
155.

most useful pictures for the students of geography.it is great display of the
unrest of Earths interior conveying man is helpless before almighty nature

Posted by prin.S.R.Shinde April 16, 10 07:56 AM
156.

I`m just waiting for the Yellowstone caldera to blow its top.

Thats a 40 mile in diameter volcano.That will wipe out most of the US and Canada to start,and give us a period of perpetual winter because the atmosphere will be saturated with ash.

That should only last about ten years or so accodring top volcanologists , but thats enough time to starve the worrld population of the higher forms of life out of existence , because no summers means no growing season for food.

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 07:58 AM
157.

@ anyone saying that CO2 is good or bad.

Seems a bit simplistic to me. What matters is how much there is as a proportion, something like post 118. If you don't provide references, as many as possible, then you aren't really saying anything.

Posted by zipeone April 16, 10 08:00 AM
158.

There will be many tons of lavadust in the air and what goes up
must also go down. Hope that it will fertilize rural areas to the benefit
of farmers in underdeveloped countries. That would be a positive
result and by now a lot of kerosine is saved by not flying planes!

Posted by Aat stahlie April 16, 10 08:07 AM
159.

I like to compare picture 18 with the picture of UK during the winter storm :D

Posted by rochelimit April 16, 10 08:10 AM
160.

wowzers

Posted by kelly April 16, 10 08:16 AM
161.

Great shots!

Posted by Juha Antturi April 16, 10 08:19 AM
162.

wow

Posted by kelly April 16, 10 08:22 AM
163.

WOW THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by kelly April 16, 10 08:23 AM
164.

one date comes to mind....December 21, 2012

Posted by elb April 16, 10 08:44 AM
165.

its cool

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 08:46 AM
166.

Incredible pics. Nature is astonishing.

Posted by Alberto, Italy April 16, 10 09:15 AM
167.

Блядь, красиво...

Posted by Русский Иван April 16, 10 09:20 AM
168.

its very wonderful.tanks so much of pictuers

Posted by reza askari April 16, 10 09:27 AM
169.

Ta mu guapo. Mola un mazo.

Posted by josep April 16, 10 09:51 AM
170.

The earth is used to us. Has been living with us for a LONG time. Some would argue it was made for us actually. It takes a blend of arrogance and naivity to say you, yes you can destroy the world. What is a fact is that when the USSR and the Eastern Bloc collapsed there was a great migration. The previously mentioned had already been using the radical environmentalist movement to take little jabs at the free world. After the collapse, the marxists and communists who were defeated by their own failures migrated to the environmental movement. The movement is all about the destruction of the free market economy and personal liberty.
The earth takes care of events like this volcano and even larger natural events in time, just like it takes care of our activity. We have found out repeatedly that the professionals pushing global warming have been lying and fabricating their information. Earth will take care of itself. It is up to us to take care of the scam artists who have tried to execute the idea of a man-made global warming scare in order to have central control and limit freedom and the free market.
This Volcano is a mere reminder that our pla

Posted by Scott Smith April 16, 10 09:56 AM
171.

BREATH TAKING!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 09:58 AM
172.

Oh dear!!! By the way Great photos...

Posted by Eranga Kavirathna April 16, 10 10:00 AM
173.

Nature, No one can stop it ;)

Posted by Vivek April 16, 10 10:14 AM
174.

Those pictures are beatiful. Lets remember something, you guys talk about mother nature, but...what is mother nature without God? Praise the Lord!

Posted by Jessie April 16, 10 10:28 AM
175.

Wow...picture 17 is amazingly beautiful.

Posted by Baliseth April 16, 10 10:32 AM
176.

Thank you for the most amazing pictures. Scary but awesome.

Posted by Barbara Hanafey April 16, 10 10:32 AM
177.

Amazing pictures, suitable for National Geographic! Nature has a way of getting our attention every so often. Nature is way bigger than any one of us human beings, but when 7 billion of us really work at it we also can make an awful mess of things. The last thing we want is for our grandchildren to look out at a world that is scarcely livable and ask us, "Why did you do this to us?"

Posted by ghretighoti (fresh fish) April 16, 10 10:37 AM
178.

Great pictures, would like to have them in high res to blow up. Anybody knows the place to download or buy ?

Posted by matty April 16, 10 10:45 AM
179.

Absolutely fantastic pictures! What a beautiful planet we have! Even the worst events are beautiful.

Posted by Lucian Dobrovicescu April 16, 10 10:45 AM
180.

going to Iceland in June and a bit worried...

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 10:51 AM
181.

Mikey,

you can't go to Barcelona because you are ignorant and don't accept Nature's power ;=)

All of us are small little creatures, don't forget that!

Posted by Connie April 16, 10 10:54 AM
182.

"#16 ... the effects we have on our planet will last far longer than the effects of this volcano. The earth is used to that kind of thing, it is not used to us." -- John

John, you have it backwards.

The effects of volcanos have lasted far longer than the effects we have inflicted on our planet. In the same regard, volcanos have permanently changed entire ecosystems faster and with more destructive effect, than humans have ever been capable of in short and even medium order.

Humans are more consistent, but have had input for an insignificant amount of time. Volcanoes are more random, but in clusters, they can be devistating. The question is whether the summation of human input will significantly exceed that of nature itself, or if a cluster of volcanic activity -- which has decimated great portions of the Earth at times -- is far more likely to result in a time period not too far from now.

While I don't disagree that human should minimize their impact on the planet, and sustain resources, it is getting to the point that people have made a single, eccentric microcosm out of greenhouse gas emissions to the point that many scientists are objecting to the tunnel vision focus on it. Especially when you take into consideration that a cluster of volcanic reactions have happened before, and could render our input insignificant, should they ever occur in the near future.

Especially when we have many, many other issues -- from plankton to resources -- to also focus on.

Posted by Bryan J Smith April 16, 10 11:10 AM
183.

A volcano erupting in Iceland has nothing to do with global warming, ect. This is an event that happens on the planet every now and then. Does sort of put us in our place and there is nothing wrond with that.

Posted by John Dinkins April 16, 10 11:14 AM
184.

awesommee!!!

Posted by ME! April 16, 10 11:18 AM
185.

Is this all electrical pulse.? String theory.? Which lends ones mind to the term 'Illusion". And, Grand Reality Illusion it is..So to poke the serious-ists in the rib a little, lighten up and enjoy the play, How kind of the person to posts these pictures.....

Posted by Dennis J A M April 16, 10 11:23 AM
186.

Absolutly amazing ! Nature on the spot. Here is a neat example of the "butterfly law" that shakes its wings down under & causes a major turmoil in the north pole...

Posted by Jose Ruivo April 16, 10 11:30 AM
187.

omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the craziest thing that every happen and my house is next to it so i yelled and i woke up to go to the airport to go to NJ.so i woke up for no reason !!!!!

Posted by apirl samooch wunchiinini April 16, 10 11:31 AM
188.

Gracias, me estaba preguntando como sería la irrupción del volcán, lava fuego calor, en un medio tan opuesto, el hielo, me imagino que los glaciares ahora perderán volumen. El calor derrite licúa a los grandes hielos. Esto se ha dado mucho en la grandes obras de la literatura.
Gracias de nuevo por las fotos. ¿no os animáis a poner un video?, es broma, pero no estaría nada mal

Posted by concha Anechina Doria April 16, 10 11:32 AM
189.

Mother Nature saying, "Hey, puny humans, I'm still the boss".

Posted by One little organism April 16, 10 11:35 AM
190.

wow awesome pics this is just to show that the plates are starting to reverse their direction in another million years or so we will look like pangia again

Posted by david April 16, 10 11:42 AM
191.

CQ.....Thank you for that!! I have had this debate countless times with friends and family. Recycling, carpooling, composting....all great ideas. However, as you've stated, ice ages have come and gone for millions of years. The Earth cools and freezes, the Earth warms up again. My thinking, and I don't claim any expertise, is that we are nearing a peak of sorts before the Earth starts to cool off and head toward another cooling off period, possibly an ice age.
All that being said, I lean a little more towards theology than science, with admittedly more faith than proof. I think in the big picture, there is a higher power responsible for everything on the planet and has a plan that we could not possibly begin to understand while the science behind all the climate change studies is very interesting and in some cases, hard to doubt.
I like your final point, which can be made to support either side of the debate, religion or science. To think we have any full understanding of how the Earth behaves, or why, is the height of our arrogance. These scientists are of the same ilk as those who thought the Earth was the centre of the universe or that the Earth was flat. Theories and concepts change and evolve however human arrogance only grows with each new discovery.

Posted by Dean W April 16, 10 11:44 AM
192.

Those who say that the volcano produces more pollutants than humanity are wrong. Volcanoes are intense sources of natural pollution when they occur. There net effect is small over time, ours is large and persistent.

http://www.grist.org/article/volcanoes-emit-more-co2-than-humans

It takes 6.02 J/g to melt ice. A cubic km of ice requires 6e+15 Joules of energy to melt it. This is the same amount of energy as is released in a single 1.5 megaton bomb. (4.184e+15 J/megaton) According to the Brookings Institute humanity has spent $5.8 trillion building 65,000 nuclear bombs over the past 60 years.

Posted by William Mook April 16, 10 11:55 AM
193.

whatever will be will be

Posted by mitch April 16, 10 12:06 PM
194.

Great pictures
Very mixed feelings these days. Lived 300 meters away from the eruption in Vestmannaeyjar in 1973 with our house now 60 meters (150 feet) under lava so I respect the forces of nature

Posted by petur April 16, 10 12:12 PM
195.

@nr 90
I live in Iceland and you should not worrie at all. He will have a wonderful time here. The volcano is far away from where he will be if he is going from south to north.

Posted by from Iclenad April 16, 10 12:39 PM
196.

The thing to watch is if this fissure stretches toward the Laki volcano. It could have severe consequences on worlwide weather. Last time it happened NE had no summer, the Mississppi froze in New Orleans and Tturner painted his stunning sunsets. See forum of Chathamnorthbeach.com or Billsargent.wordpress.com for full discussion.

Posted by Bill Sargent April 16, 10 12:42 PM
197.

Amazing pictures !!
But even though these pics are amazing they don't come close to showing you this, as you would see this with your own eyes. This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen and heard. The sound that comes from the volcano is really scary but also incredible.
One of the most beautiful thing I've seen was up there, it was in the first eruption, there was a waterfall and very close to the waterfall was another one, but that one was a lava fall, and they looked so similar, the differences was that one was orange and the other one was clear. This is just so surreal.

Hope you’ll have a great day,
kind regards from ICELAND :-)

Posted by The little Icelander April 16, 10 12:42 PM
198.

...thank you for allowing us all a glimpse of the power of our earth...Mother Goddess is telling us something, perhaps we ALL should listen.

Posted by Marilynne April 16, 10 12:48 PM
199.

such terrific but beautiful pictures.....

Posted by lena April 16, 10 12:50 PM
200.

Such amazing pictures, hoping that all the people who are there are safe and stay safe, I personally would love to be there to see these beautiful sites, am in the UK and the sky had the strangest hues last night - absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Taggie April 16, 10 12:54 PM
201.

Thank you for the wonderful photos. Reminds me of sitting
on the flanks of Mt. St. Helens in Spring of 1980 and watching
the mountain puff. Who knew? We had ash storms, roads out,
I-5 closed, etc. That Iceland volcano ash is one black cloud.
And, of course, it obviously has international significance. Thanks
again for your coverage. Mary Heywood (Vancouver, WA)

Posted by Mary L. Heywood April 16, 10 01:00 PM
202.

Die Erde kann auch ohne den Menschen sein, der Mensch jedoch nicht ohne die Erde. Wir sollten sie mehr lieben unsere schöne Erde und sie nicht zu unserer Sklavin machen. Sie wird aufstehen und sich rächen !
Alle Flüge stehen still, wenn mein starker Arm es will !

Posted by Silviana April 16, 10 01:01 PM
203.

OMG~~~~~~~~~~~

Posted by ster April 16, 10 01:12 PM
204.

The pictures are fantastic. Evidence of the power & will of nature at its best. It takes all this to get our attention about the fragile relationship we maintain with our planet. Now that most of the airports in Europe, then in America, etc., get interfered with and closed, all the worlds attention comes into focus. Obviously, money and international travel/commerce is more important than our ecology. WJD

Posted by w.j.derivan April 16, 10 01:22 PM
205.

The World and all its nature will always have the last word, wether we argue or not. Wonderful 'photo's, dangerous to get that close though!

Posted by Les K. April 16, 10 01:24 PM
206.

Ohhhhhhhh shock...,Dangerously amazing shots !!..Amazing photos!!..And the photos are unbeliveable.... Thank you for great photos,I learned many things from these photographs.

Posted by Tomie Nagano April 16, 10 01:25 PM
207.

picture 14 is amazing.

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 01:34 PM
208.

Wow! Aussi longtemps que notre planète aura la santé, tel que démontrée dans ces magnifiques photos, l'humanité survivra.


GGga GGgaetan

Posted by Gaetan, Canada April 16, 10 01:36 PM
209.

For TonyG and his ilk (because sometimes pictures are just more effective to reach out with out to the simple minded): http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/planes-or-volcano/

Posted by typefiend April 16, 10 01:44 PM
210.

It is truly amazing that in this day and age we can still have mother nature bring transportation to a standstill. Catastroph!

Gorgeous photos.

Posted by T.T. April 16, 10 02:06 PM
211.

Everyone stay safe! The earth is still growing and changing and we have a "front row seat" through technology.

Posted by Maria April 16, 10 02:13 PM
212.

@189> I agree. Mother Nature rules over any influence Humans might think we control! Amazing how many people 'THINK' that Humans control the Earth, and we can pollute, litter, destroy, waste with gleeful abundance, and still think that everything is OK!!! Fossil fuels are mined & controlled by scarcity & profit. Alternative renewable sources 'might' save Mother Earth, but it MUST happen right now. Solar, Wind, Tidal & Geothermal energy sources are smarter and waste less. In 50 years, this Earth will be uninhabitable, if we continue to waste uncontrollably with this gleeful idealism that the next generation will take care of the previous generations stupidity, based on greed, profit, and scarcity. DUH!

Hey news for ya. Without the sun rising in the morning, we all die. Without trees, we all die. duh. I hope the people who are arguing about stupid things like greenhouse gases, global warming & climate change start to wake up to realize that with out MOTHER EARTH, the human race DIES.

STOP PLAYING GOD and arguing about how global warming exists or does not exist! WHAT FOOLS!!!!! WAKE UP- this volcano is talking, and we are NOT listening, we are instead walking around in an illusion that money is our GOD, not MOTHER EARTH.

Posted by Brooks April 16, 10 02:27 PM
213.

We here in iceland are owsome ppl in a owsome Country. well exept our damn Bankers and Government.

Posted by Sævar April 16, 10 02:34 PM
214.

olha só !!!!

Posted by susi April 16, 10 02:44 PM
215.

Nature at her finest. Although she is capable of much more than we have ever seen. The geologic record for the last 570 million years shows this planet is without ice 80% of the time! And she has been significantl hotter than today by 20 degrees.You only have to to go to Central Park in New York City and look at the glacial striations on the outcrop. Central park was covered by glaciers until 25,000 years ago. Who was responsible for warming the planet then?

Posted by Rock Hound April 16, 10 02:48 PM
216.

We all need to re-read 158 by Aat stahlie. Keep the positive in mind no matter what. This is nature. Let it be a reminder of the potential harm of melting glaciers. We need to protect mother earth all we can but she will spew up every now and then. It is her nature............
JW

Posted by Judi Walker April 16, 10 02:59 PM
217.

Spectacular !!!!! Absolutely awsome !! This is our planet - alive and wild !!!

Posted by macaco April 16, 10 03:19 PM
218.

The biggest affect on our planet is not man its the Sun no body is even thinking about this all the temperature changes and solar activity causes about 98% of our climate and warming man affects climate very little beside it does not bother the planet when the earth will be tired of us it will get rid of us people should read more real scientific data not some created by a few scienstist to further ther politcal and social status

Posted by jim April 16, 10 03:27 PM
219.

i agree, 215
also, we should note how these photographs conjure such passion in people -both camps of the human versus volcano debate. either way nobody is apathetic and everybody, on some level, is affected, even humbled by the rawness and the vividness of this occurrence. a volcano getting a rise out of people, so poetic. we give a toss, enough already! the environmentalists might say the liberals only give a toss in defence of their own ideology to maim, & plunder for greed. the libs may say the greenies are self-righteous and worse, ill-educated. PEOPLE! the volcano is erupting! feast your eyes at least -there's no debating what they behold!
Thankyou for the photos, they contain wonders! nuff said.

Posted by Passenger 57 April 16, 10 03:29 PM
220.

Awesome, i Just wanna Touch the lava, feels so Awesome to Touch, but my hands will come of so not a good ide.

Posted by Lava lover April 16, 10 03:44 PM
221.

great pics

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 03:49 PM
222.

damn vulcano... Had to miss my flight to my girlfriend and now I have to wait for love for one month!!!!! Always love vulcanos. But not anymore.... hate them now. Never watch Discovery channel ever again...!!!

Posted by a lover April 16, 10 03:50 PM
223.

just fantastic .... thank you for sharing these amazing and awesome pics, so great to see them... I feel so small beside the power of nature !

Posted by karis April 16, 10 04:05 PM
224.

Foto Fantastiche e allo stesso tempo impressionanti...
Cosa accadrà adesso?
Speriamo bene...!!!

Posted by Eugenio April 16, 10 04:06 PM
225.

The photos are SUPERB .... For a while I felt the heat as I were standing there only .. Great Work

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/icelands_disruptive_volcano.html

Posted by Manpreet Singh Batra April 16, 10 04:29 PM
226.

they are such butiful photos and in looks very dangerours

Posted by Isabelle April 16, 10 04:34 PM
227.

All this talk about climate change and CO2... just enjoy the photos for gosh sake.

Posted by Dave April 16, 10 04:35 PM
228.

Extraordinaire !!

Posted by lostm@n April 16, 10 04:41 PM
229.

that is so awesome

Posted by bieksalence April 16, 10 04:46 PM
230.

this is sweet

Posted by samuelssonisbest April 16, 10 04:46 PM
231.

Here you can see live feed from the eruption; http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-thorolfsfelli/

Posted by Siggi April 16, 10 04:50 PM
232.

Amazing pictures thanks for sharing, How were those people able to stand so close.

Posted by Eileen McTaggart April 16, 10 04:51 PM
233.

Leave God out of it, would ya? There is no God, only cold hard fact. And the fact is, all celestial bodies in the universe since the dawn of time itself go through these catclysmic changes regularly. Humans are foolish to believe these things won't affect us, and even more foolish if they believe it is the hand of an omnipotant being, and that praying will make it all better. Believe in yourself, believe in others, and believe that nature will do what it does naturally, whether we want it to or not. Don't bother believing in God though, because that is a fictional character borne of ignorance and the inability to understand the world around us.

Posted by twobits April 16, 10 04:52 PM
234.

Berlin says hi.

Posted by berlin-loves-you April 16, 10 04:53 PM
235.

Many thanks for the humbling but amazing photos. If only we could stop our government logging our dwindling OLD GROWTH forest. James Connors Tasmania Australia

Posted by James Connors April 16, 10 05:03 PM
236.

The White House announced today that Obama will fly to Iceland to assure the people of Iceland that the United States stands with them in this uncertain time. Apparently he's flying over - hopefully that volcanic ash won't cause too many problems with his plane. I don't know what we would do without him.

Posted by danbrew April 16, 10 05:22 PM
237.

Think about it - if there was a war and they had to stop flying and bombing due to ash from a eruption ............

Posted by Ilek April 16, 10 05:31 PM
238.

If someone says "awesome" or some variation thereof one more time, I'M going to erupt. That said, these photographs are as spectacular as they are unprecedented....

Posted by Lee April 16, 10 05:34 PM
239.

Wow twobits. I'll pray for you.

Posted by bndsrvnt April 16, 10 06:13 PM
240.

This is to all those who are so afraid, anixous, and so informed! of this 2012 deal when the "world ends" and world governments takeing people up in space (america) and way down under (china) in order to "keep the species alive" whoever would potentionaly fall into these groups...welcome to the new world order...

"If you believe it they will come" or is it if you THINK it they will come, enough people believing this bullshit and it will enevitabley be...FREEDOM and ACCEPTANCE is what we strive for...not power...which gives a false sence of both.

let me ask you this,if the world did end, wouldn't you rather go with your loved ones....family, friends and people you met in your life who were kind!!!!! Im sticken to that route, religious or not.

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 06:14 PM
241.

Hopefully this eruption is not a sign of a bad times to come for the human race. This one small incident will no doubt, impact worlds economy to some extent. Think of how it would be if many more volcano's decide to pop their corks around the world. You may have noticed there seems to be more earth quakes and volcanic activity around the world these days. You may wish to consider, why are these things are happening. They happen for reasons, hard facts of life reasons. Earth weather and geology are governed by many factor and the our Sun is a primary player. Do some research, you may find it interesting.

Posted by Vince April 16, 10 06:20 PM
242.

I often wonder whether bricks for buildings or tourist souvenirs could be made from the hot lava

Posted by ACardine April 16, 10 06:25 PM
243.

Awesome job covering the eruption, thanks for sharing with us! Also would like to add that "twobits" in post #230 is a lost person who was definitely born of ingorance and the ability to understand the world around him, God bless him, he needs it......
gb

Posted by Glen Bauernfeind April 16, 10 06:42 PM
244.

My husband and I visited this beautiful nation of fire and ice in 2007. We traveled on Hwy 1 past this glacier. It is truly awe-inspiring to think of mother nature and the havoc that she can create. We loved Iceland. It is interesting to follow what this unique situation will teach us....

Posted by Totally Terri April 16, 10 07:13 PM
245.

And they say this is the SMALL one! Will the big one nearby go next? We here all hope it doesn't. If Yellowstone goes the whole world is in big trouble!

Posted by Jon April 16, 10 07:15 PM
246.

Amazing photos. Im in London and have never experienced this before. We will have to see what happens. No one knows.

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 07:35 PM
247.

It looks like images from Lord of the Rings. Gondor is stirring

Posted by Alta Kritzinger April 16, 10 07:42 PM
248.

la nature peu être belle et cruelle comme l'homme
trés belle photos

Posted by nanaben April 16, 10 08:00 PM
249.

great pics. yeah, its amazing what nature can do... but dont say nonsense like nature is talking to us ... its just a volcan erupting

Posted by poziman April 16, 10 08:06 PM
250.

See this video on earthquakes and eruption in Eyjafjallajökull Iceland 2010:
http://datamarket.net/is/thjonusta/gagnagraejur/daemi/jardskjalftar_og_eldgos/

Posted by BH April 16, 10 08:13 PM
251.

so happy to live in southern ont canada we had the best winter in my 53 years better than the rest of canada and for sure better than the rest of the world amazing photos but wouldnt want to be there

Posted by marie partridge April 16, 10 08:16 PM
252.

Global Warming = Earth Core activity INCREASING,,ie molten magma core ..or is that magma GORE (he of)

Posted by Craggles April 16, 10 08:48 PM
253.

The photos a simply amazing

On the other hand, I feel bad for all the inconvenience that the eruptions are causing to a lot of people...and don't forget the animals and plants that get the ash too...but there is not much that we can do about mother nature..

Thanks for sharing the pics!

Posted by Kenia April 16, 10 09:22 PM
254.

We're just a parasite on this pristine earth...

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 09:33 PM
255.

beautiful yet frightening how do they get so close

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 09:34 PM
256.

muchas gracias por las imagenes, de verdad, son impresionantes, perdon por no saber responder en ingles. una pregunta, ¿ es verdad qaue despues de la erpcion de un volcan, puede venir un temblor de tierra? es algo espntoso, no me quisiera ver en ese lugar, sera este el fin del mundo? volvanes en erupcion, temblores de tierra en distintos paises, desastres naturales y humanos, hasta cuando, donde iremos a parar? una amiga saludos.

Posted by gladyz guzman cacerezjgaggc@yahoo.es April 16, 10 09:42 PM
257.

Dear #230, I hope you really like what you see. You'll get a close up someday, I'm sure. Amazing pics, thanks.

Posted by Jerry April 16, 10 09:43 PM
258.

Wonderful photographs! Volcanos have made the earth habitable. Without their peroidic eruptions we would not exist. They do not signal death and destruction, but signal life and a new beginning.
No need to fear them unless you are foolhardy enough to live on or near their slopes.

Posted by Tom Walker April 16, 10 09:56 PM
259.

this would make a huge explosion to the flow of air traffic ~~~~

Posted by nye April 16, 10 09:56 PM
260.

muchas gracias por las imagenes, de verdad, son impresionantes, perdon por no saber responder en ingles. una pregunta, ¿ es verdad qaue despues de la erpcion de un volcan, puede venir un temblor de tierra? es algo esp antoso, no me quisiera ver en ese lugar, sera este el fin del mundo? volcvanes en erupcion, temblores de tierra en distintos paises, desastres naturales y humanos, hasta cuando, donde iremos a parar? una amiga saludos.

Posted by gladyz guzman cacerezjgaggc@yahoo.es April 16, 10 10:10 PM
261.

We seem to be too busy wondering about the 'green house' gases and 'global' warming. Point to ponder over is what is heating up the insides of the Earth. A 'small' eruption like this has caused difficulties across hundreds (thousands?) of miles. Wonder what would be the result if a large one erupts, or, a few smaller ones erupt in different parts of the world.
With all our scientific achievements and early warning systems, how come we didn't know of this 'eruption' in advance? And, even if we had the advance knowledge, all we could have done was to evacuate people & pets in an orderly manner - but, we couldn't have 'stopped' it or been able to reduce it's intensity. Obviously, the 'nature' is far advanced than all our accumulated scientific knowledge and we should stop tinkering with it. The 'nature' knows what to balance and how to maintain the balance.

Posted by Suresh Raisinghani April 16, 10 10:33 PM
262.

These pictures are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us!!

Posted by Frickie April 16, 10 10:55 PM
263.

The original mother Earth in her pristine glory. After the scars we've inflicted on Her by all the man-made devastations - wars, terror strikes, accidents, natural calamities leading to (mostly) urban deaths - this site, though of a natural rage, almost seems ethereal and beautiful! Mind-boggling... Who cares if it's disrupted flights in the "urban, civilized" world?!! It can only lead to preservation of some of the carbon fuels we've relentlessly been burning day in and day out! AMAZING PICs, btw! as someone said, totally National Geographic pics!

Posted by Indranil Roy April 16, 10 10:59 PM
264.

멋진 사진이네요.
자연의 힘에 어쩔 수 없는 인간들..

Posted by 김태민 April 16, 10 11:01 PM
265.

wow

Posted by Anonymous April 16, 10 11:04 PM
266.

the pics are stunning isnt our planet spectacular even when angry

Posted by sam standerwick April 16, 10 11:20 PM
267.

'Some would argue it was made for us actually. It takes a blend of arrogance and naivity to say you, yes you can destroy the world.'

Yes, it's definitely the second statement that's arrogant.

Posted by Luca Masters April 16, 10 11:27 PM
268.

'Saving the planet' and 'Saving humanity' are two completely different things.
We CANNOT save the planet--but we CAN save ourselves.
Volcanoes do what they do --and could make life intolerable-nothing we can do about that----but we CAN and ARE doing things to ourselves in a way that volcanoes --or any other event DO NOT do.
We can choose to flood the planet with life-extinguishing radio-activity, or chemically upset our incredibly thin atmosphere-- we DO have to act, NOW

Posted by Pragmatist April 16, 10 11:48 PM
269.

HOW MUCH CO2 AND OTHER GAS IS BEING RELEASED FROM THIS ONE VOLCANO?

I READ TWO YEARS AGO FROM A VOLCANIC SCIENTIST THAT ONE VOLCANO ALONE CAN ACCOUNT FOR MORE ATMOSPHERIC ISSUE THAN THE ENTIRE INDUSTRIAL WORLD WHICH IS BLAMED FOR GLOBAL WARMING.

ANYONE OUT THERE READY TO BLAME A VOLCANO? OF COURSE NOT, IT IS NOT A HUMAN!

Posted by Brian April 17, 10 01:11 AM
270.

My friend's honeymoon was canceled because he can't use the airport.

Posted by nobody April 17, 10 01:16 AM
271.

Scott you are so naive. The earth will take care of it self only after thousands of years have passed!

Posted by John Kramer April 17, 10 01:18 AM
272.

There you have it, folks: good timing and pictures taking of our immediate planet doing - and why not ? - its thing, as it has for billions of years. And only us, by coexisting peacefully and constructively with it ( our planet earth), will prolong its resulting natural emerging beauty ( volcanoes or not ) for millions of years to come.

Posted by Emilio Martinez de Pisón April 17, 10 01:42 AM
273.

What amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

Posted by Crystal April 17, 10 01:58 AM
274.

thanks for your interesting work; halpfull for all of us

Posted by Elio G April 17, 10 02:01 AM
275.

Spectacular ! Great pictures. Absolutely awsome.

Posted by jayshil April 17, 10 02:41 AM
276.

Amazingly beautiful.It shows mother earth has hidden many surprises in her heart so that we human beings feel her presense always and everywhere,respect and love her.

Posted by Rashmi Mathur April 17, 10 02:51 AM
277.

Great. I haven't seen my wife and kids for 3 weeks & now they're stranded in Eastern Europe for God knows how long.

Posted by Nick April 17, 10 02:55 AM
278.

my husband mostly dont read news papers. he is always busy. but when wanted to hear news about volcano. i did some research and found these pictures. mother nature is incredible. some times she is angry and some times she is quite. we see different forms of earth structures created and ruined.

Posted by charlie April 17, 10 03:06 AM
279.

Impressive work.

Posted by Juan Miiguel April 17, 10 03:10 AM
280.

very nice

Posted by BirShow April 17, 10 03:11 AM
281.

THE PICTURES ARE GREAT!

Posted by Anonymous April 17, 10 03:20 AM
282.

very nice pic. really awesome...

Posted by Kaushal Dubey April 17, 10 03:43 AM
283.

Hmm ok..

The pictures there before 14 of April are all of the Fimmvörðuháls (Five Cairn Ridge) volcano which is a small new volcano and is located on a ridge between the Eyjafjallajökull ("Island Mountain Glacier" where the now more powerful erupting volcano is located, it has the same name as the glacier) and Mýrdalsjökull (Swamp Valley Glacier) where the Katla volcano is located in, and thats even a bigger volcano than that which is erupting now, and Katla has always erupted after or with Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the past so "fun" times ahead.

So if I was in Northern or Western Europe id check where I could buy a breathing mask and dont expect flights to be on time in the near future.

yeah and then if Britain and Netherlands give in on Icesave we might turn off those ash spewing machines ;D

Posted by Iceslave April 17, 10 03:49 AM
284.

Check out what happened in 1783. Many people killed in the UK by ash from another volcano in Icelend.

Posted by Colin April 17, 10 04:07 AM
285.

fantastische foto 's die laten zien dat tegen zo een krachten niets te doen is

Posted by jef April 17, 10 04:17 AM
286.

# 16, awesome, too cool :)

Posted by Anand April 17, 10 04:18 AM
287.

wow photos! wow volcano! wow Earth!

Posted by antony April 17, 10 04:20 AM
288.

we need wind from the south :)

Posted by the real ME April 17, 10 04:21 AM
289.

iceland volcano will get much more hazardous because known history of past eruptions prove the likely hood of this; if you niaevely think it is only going to erupt 3 times and thats it, you are being very niaeve; continuous water bombing of the volcano plume at 5,000 feet is the best way to deal with the discharge emissions; and then aircraft can fly as normal; also the planets atmosphere will be less harmed; get the watering can out now President Obama Please; thanks love sophia x

Posted by andrew j langham April 17, 10 05:05 AM
290.

god help us, I hope people will servive the coming huge flood !!!

Posted by Anonymous April 17, 10 05:49 AM
291.

Frodo, what have you done to piss of Mt. Doom so much?

Posted by Johnb3950 April 17, 10 05:49 AM
292.

Crazy

Posted by Al April 17, 10 06:35 AM
293.

Dear 240 (anonymous...),

Are you supposed to be on some kind of medication?
Events like these always seem to bring out the Jesus crowd, and/or the doom merchants. It's simply the natural goings on of a very alive planet, nothing else. Most folk find it bloody annoying, but still fascinating and awesome in the true sense 'man'.

My girl is stranded a couple of thousand miles away and very ill, so yes it's very worrying. But even so... we are lucky to be able to witness things like this in our lifetime, I reckon.

Doomsday? Bugger off.

Posted by Geoff. April 17, 10 07:14 AM
294.
Posted by Allison April 17, 10 07:27 AM
295.

The power of the earth is so amazing here in these picture's.
The sound of the eruption must be scary,if one was near.Wow!
Posted by Etta/April/2010

Posted by E.Davis April 17, 10 07:47 AM
296.

Amazing pics, thank you for that.

I'm really sorry for the many people, who couldn't take their flights, but - I SO appreciate the airplane-free sky above my hometown. Living near Frankfurt, usually you'll see at least two or three airplanes in the sky when you just glance over. Of course you'll hear them, too.

And right now - it's oh so quiet. And the sky is blue and cloudless - this could last forever :) I'm pretty sure, the movement against the new runway will grow in the next days :D

The environmental topic - grown up in the German "green-movement" in the early 80s, I find that new "safe our planet"-thing kinda funny. Of course we can't destroy the planet itself just by pollution. The planet doesn't care how many kinds of animals or plants exist on it. Could be just a rock with rats and cockroaches, still being "happy". It has been for ages and will be for lots more of them after the last human died. But that's not the question of saving the environment.

The question is: how do we want to live? What do we want to leave behind for the next generations? For example: do we want to eat fish without being poisoned due to pollution of the sea or rivers? It's about saving life quality. For us and for our children, too. Or to try it in a different way: is it reasonable to serrate the perch we're sitting on, just because it could also break by "natural" reasons?

Posted by Anna April 17, 10 08:26 AM
297.

Really good information.!!.
Nature will always remember us who's the owner of this planet.!

Posted by Daniel April 17, 10 08:30 AM
298.

охуеть как красиво!

Posted by Anonymous April 17, 10 08:37 AM
299.

I think everything I read in the previous comments says it all. The pictures are beautiful, and Mother Nature is in charge, folks. Take it as it comes. Lessons to be learned everywhere. What everyone said was fascinating. This is what makes our world, different opinions. We are LUCKY to be on the planet Earth.

Posted by Dori O April 17, 10 08:39 AM
300.

très belles photos! impressionnant!

Posted by astrale April 17, 10 09:10 AM
301.

Maravillosas las tomas esperemos no sea nada más!

Posted by Mary Luz Suárez April 17, 10 09:11 AM
302.

Amassing photos, thanks. I would love to see it by my self :)

Posted by Egle April 17, 10 09:17 AM
303.

mama natura e frumoasa are culori unice cu care picteaza tablouri numai de ea stiute,dar si cind este furioasa nu o poate opri nimic.fereasca Dumnezeu de furia naturii

Posted by daniela erdei April 17, 10 09:21 AM
304.

what nature started , only nature can end

Posted by Harb April 17, 10 09:25 AM
305.

nature is terrific

Posted by Saliya April 17, 10 09:35 AM
306.

I've never seen anythng like that!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Annemarie April 17, 10 09:47 AM
307.

Events like this continues to show me that we are just a guest here and that if things take a different tact, we're gone in a few years. So, take some time to enjoy all that is and all that can be known. Great time to be alive and see what we see.

Posted by George April 17, 10 09:51 AM
308.

Humbling! I feel so small.

Posted by switt April 17, 10 10:42 AM
309.

Digite Aqui Seu Comentário Fotografías ... Excelentes!
Demostram Uma força "interior" do Nosso Planeta Dinâmico!

Posted by Isabel April 17, 10 11:12 AM
310.

Great photos from Big Picture as usual.

Can anyone tell me how to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull phonetically?

Posted by Hephaistos April 17, 10 11:47 AM
311.

Quelle beauté est notre planète donc il faut la protéger.

Posted by Jacques Dionne April 17, 10 12:04 PM
312.

I'm at the moment stranded in Luanda, Angola.. belong to a crew of Lufthansa German Airlines... every 12 hours we get some information about wether we can go home or not...
Until now we have to wait another 12 hours before the returnflight, but who know we have to stay here for much longer...
Never would have believed that a vulcano eruption would keep me from coming home... truly amazing!
Wish all those who are stranded good luck and patience!

Posted by Sjaak Schulteis April 17, 10 12:14 PM
313.

These images show how powerless and vulnerable we are all when it comes to nature. Personally, I see God and his power in these pictures we as human being must be less arrogant and selfish, there is something much more powerful than us. (who or which can destroy us in a second), great images

Posted by Fariba April 17, 10 12:16 PM
314.

This is more amazing things.
i think that we must let the nature doing what he want...

Posted by Nelson Deolinda April 17, 10 12:21 PM
315.

Is this the last of it or is there more?????????

Posted by leong58 April 17, 10 12:28 PM
316.

we could end up with loads of ppl here from this volcano.. just like in 1957 .John f Kennedy opened the borders for those effected by the volcano which actually lasted 2 years

Posted by fatinha April 17, 10 12:54 PM
317.

Awesome !!

I have hardly seen any Clear Pictures than this. Wish could go there and do some Photography :)

Anyway...All the flights were canceled, so i will sit back and enjoy!!

Great Work!!

Posted by Who Cares!! April 17, 10 01:02 PM
318.

Enjoyed the photos very much. My favorite photos are the ones taken at night. Very dramatic. Thank you for sharing them!

Posted by Kelley Roadruck April 17, 10 01:04 PM
319.

marvelous, fascinating, superb ,gorgeous, wonderful
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Saksham singh April 17, 10 01:13 PM
320.

Almost as amazing and humbling as the pictures are is reading all the comments here from all around the world, reminding me that we are all on this little planet together. God bless.

Posted by Rebecka April 17, 10 01:13 PM
321.

now post some REAL Icelandic hotties!

Posted by chris dawson April 17, 10 01:26 PM
322.

Muito obrigada! Impressionante! Dá que pensar!...

Posted by Maria Graça April 17, 10 01:28 PM
323.

I think that the bankers are more scary for us Icelanders than the eruption.
An eruption always damages something, but the guys in the suit have destroyed a whole society

Posted by thorleifur April 17, 10 01:49 PM
324.

Thank you for the high quality info.

Posted by GeApostolova April 17, 10 01:53 PM
325.

Mother Earth is going to do what She is supposed to do. We think that we are important in the scheme of things, we are not. We are taught that we are Gods children, that we are all important. We are taught wrong. We behave in the presence of our young as though they don't take our examples seriously. We say they're just kids they don't know any better. The truth is they know what they see, and they see you toss your garbage out the window. They too, will toss their garbage out the window. The truth of the matter is, we are the worst thing that ever happened to this planet.This planet, solar system will survive us, it was here before us and, it will be here after we are gone

Posted by KWFurlong April 17, 10 02:14 PM
326.

The last time the Icelandic volcano had a major eruption, it resulted in the French Revolution. Winters were so severe and summers so cold that nothing much grew. The famine more than bad government drove the French people to revolt. Perhaps if the volcano continues on long enough, affecting the climate and making food scarce and expensive, they will finally have the impetus to revolt and clean house in the governments of the world. Thus far no amount of corruption in the financial sector; collusion in the financial disgrace by the government and mismanagement and incompetence by the government have caused any substantive reaction. You would have thought people would have been storming the Stock Exchange, plundering corporate offices and blockading governmental institutions. When the Supreme Court gave the government to the corporations there were a few grumbles and some dim witted characters, or perhaps corporate stooges actually applauded. Of course when one sees the popularity of Republicans, the general I.Q. of this nation is questionable. It is "they who sold thee" down the river of every crooked and ill conceived deregulation of the banks and brokerage houses who simply took anything that wasn't nailed down because they made up their own rules without supervision.

If the volcano continues on it may be interesting to see what happens next summer.

Posted by Adam Smith April 17, 10 02:24 PM
327.

Great photos!!!

Posted by Revati April 17,10 2:40 April 17, 10 02:39 PM
328.

Advocate de Natuur en neemt terug van Haar Wat is de mens heeft al ZO Veel Verwoest En nu doet Moeder AARDE DIT Het is onvoorspelbaar schoffel in de Natuur Elkaar Het steekt Mooie foto s zijn. IK OOK DAT hoepel Ze Vlug TOT Komt roest.

Posted by juliana April 17, 10 02:40 PM
329.

this is truely awesome,the photographs are simply amazing......thank-you..

Posted by Armin Desai.....India....... April 17, 10 02:45 PM
330.

To Brian: "HOW MUCH CO2 AND OTHER GAS IS BEING RELEASED FROM THIS ONE VOLCANO?

I READ TWO YEARS AGO FROM A VOLCANIC SCIENTIST THAT ONE VOLCANO ALONE CAN ACCOUNT FOR MORE ATMOSPHERIC ISSUE THAN THE ENTIRE INDUSTRIAL WORLD WHICH IS BLAMED FOR GLOBAL WARMING.

ANYONE OUT THERE READY TO BLAME A VOLCANO? OF COURSE NOT, IT IS NOT A HUMAN!
Posted by Brian April 17, 10 01:11 AM"

Do some research and then do the math. Here is a graphic depiction of the difference in the CO2 emissions from the volcano, and just a portion of worldwide aviation traffic:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/planes-or-volcano/

Posted by Martha April 17, 10 03:37 PM
331.

So much for N.Y.C and L.A Beach frount prop in P.A yes!!!!!!!!

Posted by john r kempton April 17, 10 03:40 PM
332.

Absolutely Amazing pictures. - can't imagine what it would be like to
be right there.

Posted by Joyce April 17, 10 03:45 PM
333.

What's all this about a bigger eruption following? How big? That sounds a bit alarming.

It's silly to talk about us saving the planet - we are like the woodlice that I sweep away when I do a bit of spring cleaning. Arrogance to think that we are any more important. We can try to be a bit cleaner to make life more pleasant, but that's about it. One of these volcanoes, if it was big enough, could finish us all off.

Posted by Mari Warcwm April 17, 10 03:46 PM
334.

# 236

You don't know what to do without Obama, and we don't know what to do with him. I assume you're being sarcastic because I have no idea what he can do to help with the volcano. He's not flying over - it's canceled.

Posted by Richard April 17, 10 04:01 PM
335.

Very powerful!!

Posted by wanita April 17, 10 04:26 PM
336.

What beauty, but what a disaster!

Posted by Helene April 17, 10 04:34 PM
337.

#241 - Vince -- You omitted waste heat. For about 200 years, Western society has viewed the earth as an infinite heat sink. External combusion enginer, internal combusion engines, friction, heating of houses, nuclear power plants--all of these generate heat that goes into the atmosphere in addition to the desired products. Whether this heat is enough to make the climate worse in another question. Maybe it will make the climate better IF the ash & dust from the volcano decrease the amount of solar energy reaching the lower atmosphere & surface of the earth.
#256 - Gladys Guzman - yo hablo poquito Espanol - "el fin del mundo?" en Ingles: "the end of the world?"
#268 - Brian - Is the volcano releasing carbon dioxide? Or gases that will chemically combine with carbon dioxide? I strongly suspect that, in the short term, climate will be affected more by the ash ejected. Think of the people whose lungs are already burdened with damage from tobacco etc.

Posted by Zilch April 17, 10 04:36 PM
338.

Absolutely incredible photos. But then again, everything is incredibly beautiful in Iceland. #9 is my favorite.

I spent a summer there four years ago - and it was probably the best summer of my life. The natural beauty is simply stunning and the locals are some of the friendliest and interesting people I have come across. I've been dreaming about going back ever since I left.

Greetings from Germany - I'm sure I'll see this volcano one day with my own eyes!!!

Posted by Gerhard April 17, 10 04:39 PM
339.

Thanks a lot for these spectacular pictures and amazing landscapes. Humans must not forget that they're guest on the earth, G... is the Lander.

Posted by Fabrice April 17, 10 04:45 PM
340.

I wonder if there will be enough particulate reflection from the ash to roll back the clock on global warming as when Krakatoa blew causing a mini ice age?

Posted by Tom April 17, 10 05:03 PM
341.

Es de preocupar por los habitantes cercanos al volcan. Demasiados desastres y muy seguidos en este bello mundo en que vivimos. Solo Dios sabre lo que nos tiene destinado. Por lo pronto hay que orar mucho porque no pase de esto.

Posted by Carolina Tomkinson April 17, 10 05:11 PM
342.

cool.

Posted by g. April 17, 10 05:32 PM
343.

Best pictures I have seen sofar.

Posted by frits April 17, 10 05:46 PM
344.

Wouldn't it be nice if some of the dust went above the Earth's stratosphere and stayed there for a few years to reflect solar energy impinging upon the Earth. That might cool things down--if we need it.

Posted by J. Seeman April 17, 10 06:34 PM
345.

piękne, fascynujące i przerażające jednocześnie:)

Posted by awa2001 April 17, 10 06:38 PM
346.

Amazing, but scaring, I am wondering what will be the impact on our climate? Strange what is happening in certain countries since the beginning of this year!

Posted by Suzanne April 17, 10 06:47 PM
347.

Totally awesome pictures|!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 17, 10 07:00 PM
348.

Not so bad slowing down for a short while. When I opened the door
to my garden this morning in West London, the air smelled sweet. Most
mornings it smells of aircraft fuel. All around the air also seemed exceptionally clear and there was a stillness that I have not experienced in 28 years of living in our house. All day I thought how different life feels without so much pollution and noise.
I am aware that there is great inconvenience for many people and that in the long run the consequences of this volcano's erruption could be quite serious. But for today I am justso grateful for air which I can breathe and for the birds I can hear singing.

Posted by Annemarie April 17, 10 07:08 PM
349.

Muy buenas fotos de lo que esta sucediendo - casi on line que nos acercan mas a lo que pasa con la naturaleza y nos hace ver con respeto lo que todo en ella sucede. No la provoquemos mas y cuidemos el medio ambiente ! ! TODOS PODEMOS HACER ALGO POR ELLA !

Posted by Carlos April 17, 10 07:08 PM
350.

Wonderful I am in awe of nature it is all powerful who do we think we are. When we look at this we are Infontestimal Infadimatical Valcaino..

Posted by David. April 17, 10 07:30 PM
351.

We should pray asking allah to stop this volcano maybe still not Dangerous but At lest it is stoped the traviling

Posted by mGhazi April 17, 10 07:47 PM
352.

this pix are crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by candy April 17, 10 08:14 PM
353.

awesome pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

Posted by jungle cow April 17, 10 08:30 PM
354.

Será que ya empezó el "principio del fin? Será que todo esto va aconteciendo para llegar al 22 de Diciembe del 2012?
BH/.

Posted by Anonymous April 17, 10 08:32 PM
355.

Creo que son etapas en las cuales el planeta se rebela, hace mucho tiempo - eso se sabe de la historia - que han habido igual erupciones de volcanes y otros desastres naturales y el planeta sigue existiendo, aunque también murieron muchos, se destruyeron ciudades, pero no será el fin del mundo.
No podemos vivir con esa idea. Lo que sí , que ésto se viera como una alerta, que ya es hora de pensar en vivir y actuar como seres humanos.

Posted by Hildegard Rasch April 17, 10 08:55 PM
356.

Amazing picture! thank you, i'm amazed despite of the destructions it may caused.Still it's beautiful..it's very beautiful..

Thank you for sharing this with us all :)

Posted by Shalli April 17, 10 09:09 PM
357.

Suggestion to #270's friend: please use a hotel room instead of the airport ;-)

Posted by some body April 17, 10 09:26 PM
358.

The awsome and frightening beauty of these images speak to us in many ways. There are lessons to be learned, and hopefully we will be wise enough to listen to and figure out the correct message.

Posted by G. Anderson, P.G. April 17, 10 09:27 PM
359.

really cool pictures

Posted by anja April 17, 10 09:27 PM
360.

Just a little comment, I would have to agree with some of the people who said some stuff up there, NO THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, and also, YES IT'S AWESOME SO JUST FORGET ABOUT THE WHOLE "ENVIROMENTAL" THING. HOW DO YOU THINK THE WORLD SURVIVED WITHOUT US? JUST FINE I'M SURE BECAUSE HERE WE ARE, SO I'M PRETTY DARN SURE THIS IS ONLY GONNA AFFECT THE PEOPLE CLOSE TO IT AND PEOPLE WHO FLY AROUND ALOT. BTW sorry people who cannot get to your families and such, I don't mean to sound cynical or anything.

Posted by TRUTH SPEAKER April 17, 10 10:18 PM
361.

i'm stuck in america because of that f*cked up vulcano!
mannn this sucks real hard.

Posted by Ronny April 17, 10 10:26 PM
362.

great! people look like smalls in nature!

Posted by 아잉부끄러 April 17, 10 10:34 PM
363.

Volcanic activity associated with the Mid Atlantic ridge and sea-flooring spreading could change the temperature of the water in the Arctic Ocean. It could influence the amount of ice present. Not human caused global warming.

Posted by Melvin Glerup April 17, 10 10:35 PM
364.

Thats cool, well pics, though st.helens was worse

Posted by Llama April 17, 10 10:40 PM
365.

These photographs are amazing. I live in a relative geologically boring area in New Jersey uin the U.S. And for that I am grateful. I cannot imagine having to be evacuated because of such a geological phenomenon. My hopes are with you in Iceland for your continued health and survival

Posted by Carol Rose April 17, 10 10:45 PM
366.

Thanks so much for providing us with such gorgeous photos.however such huge mass media coverage shows that people haven't mastered nature yet, they are still trying to understand it.

Posted by ammar April 17, 10 10:48 PM
367.

소식을 듣고 궁금하였는데 이렇게 사진으로 보게되니 고맙습니다.

Posted by 박영아 April 17, 10 10:59 PM
368.

Att. 294

- Live = OJota

Posted by Jota April 17, 10 11:01 PM
369.

Awesome photos of the volcano! I loved Iceland when I visited there in 2007. Great photos. Thanks.

Posted by CHILL April 17, 10 11:26 PM
370.

Que preciosas están, ya me hice Fans de tu Arte Fotografico. Hey viejo ... excelentes fotos ... magnificas ... Te Saludo desde El Salvador Centro America

Posted by Julio Funes April 17, 10 11:33 PM
371.

Seeing these awsome pics.should surely keep one alive & kicking along with our planet ' EARTH ' !!

Posted by Y M Koshal April 17, 10 11:56 PM
372.

Pictures are really good.....
But i am really worried about such happenings...
Due to global warming normal temperature of earth is rising....
To prevent this everybody should plant atleast one tree every year....

Posted by Prateek Agrawal (Pune,India) April 18, 10 12:04 AM
373.

Hey #277.Deal with it!!! Small worries when you think of strife that goes on all over the world daily.....you HAVE a family....it will work out! You just learn how to think differently!

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 12:04 AM
374.

The Melted (Glassiated) particulates that chew the paint of planes, and destroy engines when hit at 3-400 mph up in the Ash Plum has two other problems, I think: 1- as these bits of glass, float down around the world, how to they affect our lungs, noses, eyes these are fibers of "volcanic glass" bits along with gasses,fumes, should wearing "Hajeep" become more common? Or will just white masks for everyone?
2: Floating fibers of glass in our atmosphere, trillions of them I think can deflect, reflect and or prismatically reduce the sunlight penetrating into earth surface, (ground) We live on? "Volcanic (glassiated) Ash" blocking sunlight will give spectacular sky light shows. How about affecting the temperatures of the atmosphere? (sunlight now captured, diverted) from hitting planet surface, (Like Nuke-Winter) would it enter us into another glacial period in the ash shadows, if prolonged..

Posted by Gord Hamilton April 18, 10 12:05 AM
375.

Thank you for the amazing pictures. You have allowed a great many to see with spectacular results what is happening in other parts of the world that could only otherwise have been imagined.

Posted by An Aussie Great-Grandmother April 18, 10 12:24 AM
376.

We live on a planet which is dynamic and geologically active, unlike the planet Mars or our own moon. Unless I misunderstand, without these natural processes occurring Earth would also be a desolate and cold place barren of life as we know it. Great photos, btw. Finally, to all you who have strong opinions and convictions of your righteousness... Do some reading and pondering and self examination. Original thought and individually considered conclusions are more interesting than the recitation of oft-repeated polarizing political statements.

Posted by "Macho Man" Andy Savage April 18, 10 12:31 AM
377.

And we have Global Warming, Mother Nature has her own.

Posted by Oreland April 18, 10 01:00 AM
378.

This volcano is a prequel of whats to come, dig in or fly out lol.

Posted by steve miller April 18, 10 01:01 AM
379.

Great ! wonderful and so cool picture.

Posted by purushottam Nepal April 18, 10 01:06 AM
380.

The Earth shrugs. One day Mother Earth will simply shrug and throw mankind off. So much for Them She might say, I think. After all, WE are the scourge of the Earth.. We scrape, we soil, we poison, we leave our detritus every where with no regard for the all the smaller and larger beings which have to live with our disregard. Me, I am an optimist. Mother Nature will prevail in the end. Mother Nature always cleans up after herself. History, as shone by the record in the rocks has always experienced a flowering, a rebirth after every cataclysm. Mankind, by our very existence is proving to be an anti-nature cataclysm.

Posted by Jockoknox April 18, 10 01:47 AM
381.

dear god , Volcano, Sky, and Airlines... may u have mercy on all of us and may the volcano b at peace, and to the airlines may god find a way possible to get all of our dear ones home as planned. thankyou god.
namaste.

Posted by sadgirl April 18, 10 01:57 AM
382.

People - just think about it.....Mother Nature has done what no terrorist has been able to do - shut down Europe.
Incredible photos.

Posted by Brit Girl April 18, 10 02:02 AM
383.

Photo Editors:

Great job as usual in putting together The Big Picture. Also, praises for good use of pictures available under the Creative Commons (CC) Atribution-Share Alike (BY SA) license. Pretty easy, huh? More fun than a stock photo library, huh?

Thanks to those photographers who decided to put a freedom culture license on their work without including non-commercial restrictions. Now more people can admire your work, such as these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_mcadam/4473441711/

Posted by quaid April 18, 10 02:20 AM
384.

These photos are simply astounding and indicative of just how powerful Mother is. When she decides to wants our attention, this is the kind of display that she uses to show us that we are like children who have yet to grow up and become repsonsible adults for a planet very much in need of our care and attention. How do the photographers capture these type photos when the thing is actually happening...must have made a mint on them.

Posted by Osiris Munir April 18, 10 03:00 AM
385.

Awesome pictures.

Posted by Muzi (Kashmir) April 18, 10 03:01 AM
386.

mother nature calls
father time will tell when
until than ..........?

Posted by allkaya April 18, 10 03:16 AM
387.

Nagyon érdekes képek, gratulálok a bátor fotosoknak.
Diese Fotos sind sehr interessant .Ich habe vier Gratulátion für tapfer Foto macher .

Posted by Lajos Sal April 18, 10 03:42 AM
388.

hey ultimate pics........... i really enjoyed to see these pics........

Posted by nidhi April 18, 10 03:46 AM
389.

Fabulosas fotografies, ès impresionant el que pot arribar a fer la natura ¡¡

Posted by Jesús Naudín April 18, 10 03:50 AM
390.

Thanks for compiling and sharing. These are truly 'awesome. Hard to believe how many natural disasters of onermity have been ocurred in the recent past.

Thx
Harbir

Posted by Harbir April 18, 10 04:13 AM
391.

Impressive!!!!!

thanks

Posted by Fool! April 18, 10 04:23 AM
392.

Muito obrigado. Vale a pena reflectir.

Posted by António April 18, 10 04:29 AM
393.

Accept them being lovely pictures, the consequences are going to be huge. I live on a greek island and there are no tourists coming due to the cloud ( no flights) no tourists, no income. No income, more recession. Now the country is really going down the drain. God help us all.

Posted by Kostas April 18, 10 05:19 AM
394.

volcanoe's erupting in world anywhere wont dampen that great british reserve. it was the stiff upper lip that won us world wars .some communitys in the far north complainimg as usual about foul smells etc but you would think they'd be used to it living in close quarters with live stock and anyway there not real brits living that far above watford gap . i blame the icelanders for this stupid volcanoe and mbe sandy toksvig has a few questions to answere about all this . stupid cow.

Posted by colonel (retired) smythe April 18, 10 05:42 AM
395.

HERNEKADAR PERISAN OLDUNUZSA DA BIRDAHA BOYLE BIR OLAYI BELKI DE YASAYAMAYACAGINIZ ICIN SEVINMELISINIZ... IMZA: POLYANNA

Posted by VEDAT BILECEN April 18, 10 05:47 AM
396.

The pictures are marvellous.
They shoul recall mankind that Nature is greater than the pour souls
who think we, mankind, are the maximum, the wonder of the Universe.
Should not it be time to think ?
Should not it be time to be humble ?
Mankind is a very strange animal specimen...
Maria João - Portugal

Posted by Maria João April 18, 10 05:53 AM
397.

the comment was spot on @293, were just here to live on this little planet we call home and no one can call it anything else,its nature after all.

Posted by robert young April 18, 10 05:54 AM
398.

i might just add that the bloody yanks dont seem to be doing there bit in this volcanoe thing,I seem to remember that that nice young man bruce willis had some success in deflecting that meteor that was going to destroy the earth some years ago ( watched most of it on a tv documentery,fell asleep towards the end but assume that the whole thing was a bloody success) I'm sure that that nice young lady sandra bullock would assist , always had a thing for her , reminds me off one of my daughters fiona , there was a decent chap who i saw in another bbc documentry who helped get the world rotating again using a nuclear bomb,come on you yanks do your bloody bit bloody idiots

Posted by colonel (retired) smythe April 18, 10 05:59 AM
399.

Great picx

Posted by irfaanfr April 18, 10 06:53 AM
400.

wonderful image,

Posted by Pedro April 18, 10 07:12 AM
401.

Incredible pictures !!!
thank you

Posted by chou April 18, 10 07:24 AM
402.

What does it mean? Nature is cross? And we are all Mother Nature's children. Whether I have to love my Mother, who close my way to London? It is awfully for me, but for my eyes it's fascinating!

Posted by Dmitry April 18, 10 07:38 AM
403.

THIS PICTURE IS NICE BUT CRYABLE NEVER KNOW WHATS HAPPEN NEXT BUT WE HAVE TO TRUST IN GOD

Posted by NAVIN PATEL April 18, 10 07:38 AM
404.

great pics. this shows that you can not beat nature howsoever you are technologically advanced. these pictures are only an indication of nature fury. we must wake and show some responsibility towards nature or our future generations will only have one thing for us that is CURSE

Posted by ALOK TRIPATHI April 18, 10 07:48 AM
405.

Greetings from the south of Norway:
I wish I could be in the U.S. right now!
This is scary....no one knows what will happen next. In the meantime I go on praying......tho The One who created Eyjafjallajøkull, earthquakes, tsunamies.....and little me.

Posted by Margunn April 18, 10 08:05 AM
406.

unbelievable, this is a sign from mother nature..... fantastic photographs

Posted by Tezun April 18, 10 08:12 AM
407.

Gaia, nôtre planète, ¡Quelle beauté! il faut la protéger. bien sur

Posted by Krmen Freixa April 18, 10 08:20 AM
408.

Amazing!

Posted by Norway April 18, 10 08:22 AM
409.

Iceland's revenge to the IMF and the rest of the EU that has fiancially ruined Iceland.

Posted by Richard Harris April 18, 10 08:23 AM
410.

Sent: Sat 4/17/2010 9:56 PM
To Brandulph@gmail.com
Cc:
Subject: Our aunt, Aðalbjörg Brandulphsdóttir

Brandulph, my dear cousin!

-Our dear old aunt, Aðalbjörg , passed away the day after you left, and in accordance with her whishes, she was cremated and her ashes was spread for the winds up on the Eyjafjallajökull on the 14th.
-However, had we known then, that the fulfillment of her last whish would cause such problems; we would of course never have brought her ashes up there at all.
-I can ensure you though; spreading her ashes for the wind, was no act of revenge by aunt, Gunda, nor by any of us. The substantial financial losses we have suffered through the bank crises, has absolutely nothing to do with this.

Best regards from Reykjavik,
Brynjúlf Brandulphsonur Eyafjell

Posted by Brandulph April 18, 10 08:28 AM
411.

That is how nature responds back. When there is imbalance created.

Awesome picture..

Posted by Nitin April 18, 10 08:58 AM
412.

"These pictures are sad." - Lyle, age 5
"I was surprised to learn about how the volcanic eruption caused the glacier to melt and flood." - Mom
"Thanks for posting these cool pictures." -Baxter, age 9

Posted by Jordan, Baxter, & Lyle April 18, 10 09:37 AM
413.

Lindas fotos.....mas fico bastante assustada com tudo isso que vem acontecendo!!!! Temos que cada vez mais, termos a coinciencia que nossa mae natureza esta precisando de cuidado.

Posted by Marcia April 18, 10 09:38 AM
414.

that is cool

Posted by yeah April 18, 10 09:53 AM
415.

wow!!what happened!!situation is more and more toward worse!!

Posted by daisan April 18, 10 09:55 AM
416.

Amazing pictures....thanks.
Mother nature is giving back!!!

Posted by Ishak Latipi Mastan April 18, 10 09:56 AM
417.

Smoke from a volcano... one volvano... shows us how frigile we are. I don't want to see smoke from a nuclear bomb spreading all over... there are more than one bomb!

Posted by Tonsig April 18, 10 10:26 AM
418.

Só de ver essas fotos me dá medo.
E essas pessoas olhando "o bicho pegar" gente, que doido. =/
As coisas no planeta estão piorando mais e mais.

Posted by Dalila - Salvador-ba-Brasil April 18, 10 10:28 AM
419.

mother natures fury . its strong stuff

Posted by len hudson April 18, 10 10:29 AM
420.

Amaging View Of Valcano

Posted by J.Mukesh Sai April 18, 10 10:44 AM
421.

Amazing!

Posted by teja_vijayawada April 18, 10 10:56 AM
422.


REALY AN AMAZING OCCASIN. I AM 78 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NEVER WITNESSED SUCH INTERESTING PICTURES EVER!!!!!!

Posted by SEMRA ÇİFTCİOĞLU April 18, 10 11:08 AM
423.

What a marvelous and amazing nature pictures. Awesome !

Posted by Sheila Baumeister April 18, 10 11:13 AM
424.

Thank you for the incredible close view of this amazing phenom! Does anyone else feel a volcanic echo surge welling up inside themselves, inside their own earth body --so rejuvenating and fertilizing?

Posted by E Walker Canada April 18, 10 11:15 AM
425.

Esta é a manifestação das forças da Natureza, a que os humanos, por vezes, parecem não estar convenientemente atentos...

Posted by Manuel Janicas April 18, 10 11:18 AM
426.

Fantastic shots!

Per comments concerning global warming and potential geo-cooling due to ash in the atmosphere balancing it out. Would that it be that simple. Volcanic debris in the atmosphere have led to famines that have devastated populations. Don't think we're immune. We still need to grow our food. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_winter

Think Lucille Ball in the chocolate factory. We like to think of it as one item at a time in play that we can handle, but there's too much, too fast and it keeps accelerating.

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 11:20 AM
427.

Hi, amazing pics!!! BUT this is NOT the same volcano in all pictures! I live in Iceland. The one with the lava and fire is Fimmvörðuháls, near by the volcano which is active now. The other one with the big ash-cloud is Eyafjallajökull- and this is NOT a tourist volcano like the one in Fimmvörðuháls ;)
But great pictures anyway!

Posted by Silke April 18, 10 11:22 AM
428.

burası kesin Mordor. birazdan Saruman ve Sauron da ortaya çıkar demedi demeyin.

Posted by ilker April 18, 10 11:26 AM
429.

Es muy impresionanate lo que está pasando con nuestro Planeta, terremotos, tsunamis, diluvios, etc, etc, son demasiadas concidencias en todas parte del mundo , sobre algún desastre natural. No seremos nosotros que estemos perjudicando nuestro eco sistema con el calentamiento global del Planeta?

Posted by patricio April 18, 10 11:31 AM
430.

One way of looking at this is that the ancient Gods of the Icelandic people are taking revenge against the Brits and the others who trashed their economy.

Another way of looking at it: SurtR is rising, bringing the Muspelli, the Fire giants, who bring Fimbulwinter- 3 years with no summer, followed by the final battle of Ragnarok. Look closely at the bright red fiery images in the photos.

Just sayin'

Posted by Lavrans the Seer April 18, 10 11:34 AM
431.

Indrukwekkende foto`s, beangstigend maar heel mooi.
Aart Lodder - Rotterdam.

Posted by Aart Lodder.sr April 18, 10 11:36 AM
432.

Excellent pics!!!

Posted by Yecaneh April 18, 10 11:47 AM
433.

Mother nature has taken us unwillingly by the hand and made us take a hard look at her total power over humankind.

Posted by Susan in Virginia April 18, 10 11:55 AM
434.

After seeing pictures ,we must understand that to satisfy our greed what we are doing with the nature. one day earth will return us those things( in a worst manner). It is an alarming situation all the countries and individual at their level should try to stop the problem of global warming. otherwise the story of movie 2012 will become reality soon

Posted by Reena Deshwal April 18, 10 12:28 PM
435.

Preciosas fotografías, maravillosas, la pena es que da miedo. ¿Habrá erupciones más fuertes? ¿Son avisos de que la Venida del Señor se aproxima?

Posted by Isabel Masilla April 18, 10 12:42 PM
436.

Looking at these pictures Man should understand that he is part of the whole and it Nature that decides. Its not worth for Man to sit on judgement over nature. Nature knows what is best for humanity. We need not try and discover what is good for us. Even if we discover, the nature may turn all our assumptions and plans upside down.
Let us live in harmony with nature like the birds, insects, animals, trees and et al

Posted by Roy April 18, 10 12:56 PM
437.

How grand is the universe! How much we boast and busy and brag! How inconsequential we are!

Posted by Denise April 18, 10 01:04 PM
438.

Thank you for the pictures. My prayers are with the people in that part of the world. Much is happening around the world in the form of volcanoes and earthquakes. We have managed to go to the moon and enlarge our space travel beyond, but we really know very little about our planet!

Posted by Liliana April 18, 10 01:10 PM
439.

Breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Mary April 18, 10 01:11 PM
440.

Awesomely amazing pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Eric JOhnson April 18, 10 01:17 PM
441.

¡Precioso! Envidia de los que lo están viendo tan de cerca. Este fenómeno que se está realizando en el mundo desde hace millones de años podemos verlo ahora (como hemos visto en otros volcanes precedentemente) y nos recuerdan la fuerza de la naturaleza y de toda la creación.

Posted by Roberto April 18, 10 01:41 PM
442.

¡Precioso! Envidia de los que lo están viendo tan de cerca. Este fenómeno que se está realizando en el mundo desde hace millones de años podemos verlo ahora (como hemos visto en otros volcanes precedentemente) y nos recuerdan la fuerza de la naturaleza y de toda la creación.

Posted by Roberto April 18, 10 01:44 PM
443.

I thank you for such wonderful pictures, Mother Nature has given us something to think about, maybe just maybe we have to take better care of our country and enjoy every day that Our Dear Lord grants us. Esther

Posted by Esther L. Jacobson April 18, 10 02:00 PM
444.

It's just a volcano erupting - that's what volacons do sometimes. Regrettably with unpleasant /inconvinient consequences for many people (thankfully no lives were lost). Dealing with the "fallout" though is necessary, hence no flights over Europe for a few days. But again, it's a volcano erupting, which is what they are known to be doing every once in a while. Keep it real, no need for all this "we-humans-bad-so-small-mother-nature-punishing-us"-stuff.

Posted by keepitreal April 18, 10 02:22 PM
445.

Hava trafigi her nekadar felc olsada görüntüler harika...Tesekkürler

Posted by Saliha öner April 18, 10 02:34 PM
446.

Hmm, Haiti, Chile, California / Mexico earthquakes. Iceland volcanoes. What's next? Hawaii or Mexico City?

Posted by Padraig April 18, 10 02:43 PM
447.

Wow, the pictures are beautiful. But they are also a reminder of how powerful nature is. I hope this volcano calms down and everyone can go home soon.

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 02:47 PM
448.

Wow great! Any new ones?

Posted by Kilrah April 18, 10 02:49 PM
449.

Hey guys...I have just had an idea...Lets keep doing what we are doing..and we will see more pics like this from all over the world :D.

(Obviously I am being sarcastic...We need to understand why this happened spritually).

Posted by Sabature April 18, 10 02:54 PM
450.

#440 Mother Nature at work.....nobody does it better or more beautiful

Posted by C J Conrad April 18, 10 03:08 PM
451.

Chill out # 398 Batman and Robin are on there way!!!!!

Posted by Jimmy Baker April 18, 10 03:12 PM
452.

very nice work

Posted by puduvaisiva April 18, 10 03:21 PM
453.

thanks for sharing picture

Posted by bhuwan April 18, 10 03:23 PM
454.

very scary.. unbeliable..hope it wont harm the our planet.,amazing pictures.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted by colpan kolsal April 18, 10 03:27 PM
455.

Espero que fotos (e fato) tão impressionantes estimulem uma reflexão profunda sobre os rumos que queremos para o planeta!

Posted by cristina April 18, 10 03:50 PM
456.

This ain't nothing compared to the pictures you are going to see of the big earthquake that is past due in Illinois and Missouri along with the big one that will separate California from the mainland.

Posted by plumbob April 18, 10 04:02 PM
457.

picks are awesome, they are really & really good

Posted by Anwesa Bisawas April 18, 10 04:15 PM
458.

Absolutely amazing! I am almost 70 and think this is something to witness. Life always seems to bring something strange and awsome.

Posted by Debra April 18, 10 04:17 PM
459.

Excelentes tomas fotográficas. Solo con verlas entiendo lo pequeños que somos los seres humanos ante la fuerza de la madre naturaleza. Gracias por compartir con el mundo estas imágenes. Lorenzo Vega-Costa Rica.

Posted by Lorenzo Vega Barrantes April 18, 10 04:29 PM
460.

These are amazing photos! I wish I could be there to take my own pictures!

Posted by Andrew & Matthew April 18, 10 04:43 PM
461.

This magnificant event should serve to remind us, all mere mortals in the scheme of overall life as we know it, just how insignificant and and small we really are.
This is but a gentle reminder to all mankind that even though some might consider ourselves to be masters of this this planet which we call Earth, we should all reserve such folly for dreamers.
The raw power, the beautiful, awe- inspiring display of this true wonder of the Universe reminds me that I am but a visitor upon this Earth, nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by Bill Stevens, Canada. April 18, 10 04:50 PM
462.

GOD BLESS US ALL...

Posted by SHELL April 18, 10 04:53 PM
463.

Excelentes fotografías! Cuán maravillosa es la naturaleza y cuán insignificantes somos ante ella y su poder!

Posted by María Ranciaffi April 18, 10 05:06 PM
464.

Wow...amazing what mother nature can do!...i hope it clears cos ive got aflight to catch ha..beautiful pictures tho!!

Posted by Lizzie April 18, 10 05:11 PM
465.

# 357
You are hilarious!

Posted by No one April 18, 10 05:18 PM
466.

I'm thankful to see these wonderful pictures. Have learned more about Iceland.

Posted by Alice April 18, 10 05:24 PM
467.

this is so sad

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 05:30 PM
468.

Does anyone knows if Iceland also signed Kyoto Co2 Agreement...cause if YES, they will get Fined as Hell for such an amount of C02 expelled off into our air...;)))))))

Posted by PixaFria April 18, 10 05:43 PM
469.

Desde que el mundo es mundo, pasan desastres y catástrofes naturales, no sé porque ahora tanta histeria, para haber calentamiento, este ha sido uno de los años más frios y con más lluvias de los últimos 50 años, por lo menos así lo dicen en las noticias. El caso, concienciarnos si, vivimos en ella y es nuestra tierra, hay que cuidarla como el que mantiene limpia su propia casa. Pero alarmarnos?? Debemos acutuar, no alarmar.

Posted by Mónica April 18, 10 05:50 PM
470.

Preciosas fotos!!!!!!!!!! lastima que sean motivo de lo que se esta pasando a nivel aeronautico!!!!!!!!!

Posted by beatriz April 18, 10 06:03 PM
471.

Wow this is not good my father is in Iran right know and he flew through the UK I hope he can find another flight back to Atlanta

Posted by Ali Ashtigo April 18, 10 06:04 PM
472.

simplemente imprecionantes

Posted by wilfredo rivera April 18, 10 06:05 PM
473.

amazing and scaring in the same time

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 06:15 PM
474.

The early evening shots are incredible! Hopefully we will see more of same in the days ahead. GREAT WORK!

Posted by Vic April 18, 10 06:28 PM
475.

The volcanic gases that pose the greatest potential hazard to people, animals, agriculture, and property are sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen fluoride. Locally, sulfur dioxide gas can lead to acid rain and air pollution downwind from a volcano. Globally, large explosive eruptions that inject a tremendous volume of sulfur aerosols into the stratosphere can lead to lower surface temperatures and promote depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. Because carbon dioxide gas is heavier than air, the gas may flow into in low-lying areas and collect in the soil. The concentration of carbon dioxide gas in these areas can be lethal to people, animals, and vegetation. A few historic eruptions have released sufficient fluorine-compounds to deform or kill animals that grazed on vegetation coated with volcanic ash; fluorine compounds tend to become concentrated on fine-grained ash particles, which can be ingested by animals. source: USGS http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/gas/index.php

Posted by LS.OC.CA.USA April 18, 10 06:39 PM
476.

Impresionante, vivo casi a los pies de un volcàn y siempre lo estoy vigilando para ver que estè actuando correctamente. Aùn no tengo claro cuànto demora en bajar la lava. No se cuanto tiempo tengo para arrancar con mi familia y mis perritos. QUE HORROR!!!

Posted by Marcela April 18, 10 07:11 PM
477.

wanderfull

Posted by tuncay April 18, 10 07:12 PM
478.

Having visited Iceland twice in the past 2 yrs, I really feel upset for the Icelandic people. This eruption is so close to the capital city and the impact is being felt so far, as far away as Thailand. Iceland is a very interesting and isolated spot on the globe but it's volcanoes could truly impact the entire globe. Here's to hoping Katla remains silent as for that one to erupt, we could all be effected for years to come. These pictures are phenomenal and show how magnificent volcanoes are but this one is just a baby. Katla is the mother load, let us all pray that she remains asleep for generations to come. My heart goes out to all Iceland. Your animals, farms. and your livelihood after the economic collapse. Please know that someone in New Jersey is constantly thinking of you and praying for you all.

Posted by bonnie hanna April 18, 10 07:14 PM
479.

its a big problem take care for all

Posted by Sidney April 18, 10 07:35 PM
480.

I have a nephew who is stuck in Moscow because of this phenomenon occurring in Iceland....He wants to fly back to London...but only God knows when he'll be able to return. No doubt there are many who are stuck somewhere and cannot travel until the air is clear...We need to pray for a big wind to take it away.... God is in control....for sure!

Posted by Patricia Ann Dye April 18, 10 07:37 PM
481.

I have a nephew who is stuck in Moscow because of this phenomenon occurring in Iceland....He wants to fly back to London...but only God knows when he'll be able to return. No doubt there are many who are stuck somewhere and cannot travel until the air is clear...We need to pray for a big wind to take it away....

Posted by Patricia Ann Dye April 18, 10 07:38 PM
482.

MIENTRAS LOS SERES HUMANOS NO TENGAMOS UN CONCIENCIA DE AMOR A NUESTRO PLANETA, POCO A POCO SE EXTINGUIRA DEL PLANETA LA RAZA HUMANA , Y EL PLANETA PASARA A OTRA ERA, PERO SIN NOSOTROS,,,, CRISTINA VENEZUELA.

Posted by CRISTINA BARRETO April 18, 10 07:42 PM
483.

Merci, pour les belles photos qui nous rappellent que Dame Nature a toujours le dernier mot.

Posted by Huguette April 18, 10 07:57 PM
484.

Oraras en tu casa porque yo no creo en esas historias .

El ciclo de la vida planetaria , el equilibrio , todo tiene sus desvarajustes pero al final se tiende hacia el equilibrio asi que que no haya catastrofismo .

Dios extinguió a los dinosaurios tal y como podria hacer con nosotros .
Cree en Dios amiga , asi explicaras muchas cosas , aunque ese concepto no dejara de ser nunca una falacia

Posted by Gaelus April 18, 10 08:12 PM
485.

Dios mio que hermosa es la naturaleza...pero el planeta està gritando....y todos lo vemos ,terremoto en chile ,haiti,tormentas ,volcanes ,,,,,,,
recuerden el documental de GOREN !!!!!!
HAGAMOS DESDE NUESTRO LUGAR LO QUE PODAMOS....

Posted by Miriam April 18, 10 08:32 PM
486.

Incredible coverage of the volcano! God bless all - whether you be waiting to travel or waiting for loved ones to get home.

Posted by cheryl April 18, 10 08:36 PM
487.

A beautiful country and beautiful people. We visited this awesome country and our thoughts and prayers are for the people who call Iceland home.

Posted by Ada Elmer April 18, 10 08:50 PM
488.

A beautiful country and beautiful people. We visited this awesome country and our thoughts and prayers are for the people who call Iceland home.

Posted by Ada Elmer April 18, 10 08:52 PM
489.

The Icelanders are having the last world, then, with Britain, it seems...

Posted by Sid Gustafson April 18, 10 09:00 PM
490.

These photos are fantastic. What is the long tern effect on the environment? More or less global warming?

Posted by George April 18, 10 09:02 PM
491.

fascinating pictures...bit sad ...but the shot are really extraordinery....

Posted by EVA April 18, 10 09:03 PM
492.

Is this what hell is like ?
We should take care of our planet and not throw our filth about .
Great pictures with amazing clarity

Posted by joe April 18, 10 09:22 PM
493.

GREAT PICTURES. It was very interesting reading the comments. Some people were very concern and others just blew it off. Human nature is a scary thing!!!!!!!!! I believe all should be on their knees thanking God that He spared us. Pray for all that are affected.
Clara U S A

Posted by Clara Hamlin April 18, 10 09:33 PM
494.

Best pictures of an eruption that I have seen my life. GOD bless residents who are in its way.

Posted by P.S.Advani April 18, 10 09:34 PM
495.

This is nothing like Krakatoa, buddy! When was that ? 1879? There would be NOTHING left of Iceland's island if it was a blowup like Krakatoa was. Same for San Torini in Greek Islands of Mediterranean Sea around 1500BC. Global warmingis part of the natural earth-breathing cycle. It was this warm 600 years ago. In British Columbia a glacier melted back to where its top was about 600 years ago and someone found a dead hunter who was alive when the glacier's top was at that level. Greenland glaciers have been topping up at average 5 feet per year. New air force planes landed there by emergency in WW2 and were retrieved over 40 years later by one of their pilots and a crew of collectors. They were 250 feet down!!!

Posted by Robert C Brown April 18, 10 09:37 PM
496.

BEAUIFUL PICTURES but scarey for those living in close proximity to the Volcano. The forces of mother nature are more unpredictable that a woman. Treasure this precious world and the people who live in it. Reminds one of that movie "The Land that time forgot"

Posted by MAREE (Newport, Qld, Australia) April 18, 10 10:06 PM
497.

od...... so cool

Posted by Kimiko: sess April 18, 10 10:11 PM
498.

wonderful flbeeping pics!!!

Posted by JMABA AND DAAB April 18, 10 10:11 PM
499.

Excelente!

Posted by Rui April 18, 10 10:12 PM
500.

how soon before the big one goes too?, and are the trade winds going to continue toward Northern Europe

Posted by Sam April 18, 10 10:26 PM
501.

Maravillosas fotos. Sigue la Naturaleza Sí en e »xpresandoxpresando furia en contra.

Posted by soledad April 18, 10 10:34 PM
502.

The technology that made some of these pictures possible is awesome. The force and beauty of what is shown in these pictures is very humbling.

Posted by Condor MMX, Chicago, IL USA April 18, 10 10:35 PM
503.

yo. dis is mega awesomw pics

Posted by kimiko: sess April 18, 10 10:43 PM
504.

wow

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 10:51 PM
505.

Awesome! One can't get enough of it! Really breathtaking pictures.

Posted by Naren April 18, 10 10:53 PM
506.

These images are brethtaking! My senses drive me to the context of some kind of whimsical, secret Alchemy! Fire & Ice! Also make me think on the sacred meaning of Iceland within the Viking culture! Sheer poetry making me claim for Mercy... Mercy... Mercy... What else?... My love goes to you, people in Iceland and everywhere Nature is expressing herself in such an estrident, nevertheless magic manner. Thank you for the experience of looking at these pictures !

Posted by Ingrid, Mexico April 18, 10 11:36 PM
507.

Gambar yang bagus sekaligus sangat menyeramkan sekali....Apakah ini sebuah hukuman ataukah gejala alam yang biasa saja...mari kita renungkan kembali arti hidup ini yang sebenarnya
Tuhan menyertai dan memberkati kita semua

Posted by Nancy Palapessy April 19, 10 12:15 AM
508.

Great photo's,makes you understand why you get travel
insurance if you go some where.

Posted by Charles Bennett April 19, 10 12:20 AM
509.

Impresionantes fotos. Hay que creer en Dios. Que EL nos proteja y nos de su bendicion a todos.

Posted by Juliette April 19, 10 12:21 AM
510.

que extremadamente superior es la naturaleza en comparacion con los humanos! estamos aqui de pasada, cuando ella quiera nos corre!!

Posted by david, honduras! April 19, 10 12:27 AM
511.

Impresionantes fotos. Hay que creer en Dios.

Posted by Juliette April 19, 10 12:28 AM
512.

Mysteries of the Creator....

Posted by Ar. J.Kumar Meerani April 19, 10 12:37 AM
513.

This tells us that Nature is above all. Excellant educative pictures.

Posted by Umesh R M April 19, 10 12:41 AM
514.

nothing can stop mother nature..........great pictures

Posted by alex.......goa india April 19, 10 12:43 AM
515.

Amazing pictures...As you view them it is breathtaking, but also a feeling of sadness for this beautiful country and it's people.

Posted by Janice USA April 19, 10 12:45 AM
516.

why worry about the farce of global warming. we could be sent back to the ice age in the blink of an eye.

Posted by stone man April 19, 10 01:21 AM
517.

I just wish that the eruptions stop so I could have my son be back home. He is stuck in Istanbul for three days now and I don't want him to miss school. I am a very worried mom.

I must admit, those pictures are lovely though.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Susie Barbieri April 19, 10 01:22 AM
518.

Fatastich erg mooie maar helaas voor velen een probleem.Maar dat is de natuur.

Posted by Pieter April 19, 10 01:37 AM
519.

This is a very small sample of all the activities on Earth that take no heed of Man or indeed any lifeforms. The planet has been doing this for many millions of years, but we only notice it when it affects our lives. Global climate change can happen at any time, without asking permission from a single carbon trader.

Posted by Don F. April 19, 10 01:49 AM
520.

NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH (god).
JUST MOTHER NATURE DOING WHAT SHE HAS FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS!!.
THANKS TO THE POWER OF MEDIA PHOTO'S, WE CAN ALL SEE THE POWER OF NATURE AND NOTHING WE PUT IN HER WAY WILL STOP HER!! FABULOUS PIC'S

Posted by sheila sheppard April 19, 10 01:54 AM
521.

Nature, always tests, and Educates the young.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 02:01 AM
522.

it's like seeing Frost's poem - Fire and Ice - in action:

Fire and Ice

"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. "

As we have have sown, so are we reaping....
Awe-inspiring pictures...

Posted by Anuradha April 19, 10 02:09 AM
523.

in the next few years our planet is going to be subject to rare energy waves coming from our sun and because the close planetary aligment solar energy is going to create eartquakes and different patterns in the weather plus others changes as temperatures oscilates diferent as usual. lets hope with this atmospheric changes in the weather and the near planets aligment our planet gravitational poles dont change. if that happen we may dont have time to say good by. all tenants of the planet need to create a better enviroment for the people and the planet. a small idea with big big results is reforest our planet

Posted by Ed Manza April 19, 10 02:28 AM
524.

i appreciate the daredevils who visited the spot, taking risk of their life and had taken photographs to show the world" how nature can be" . really awesome . raju.g

Posted by g.raju April 19, 10 02:29 AM
525.

Ash instead of our Cash.
Thats what we get from Iceland.

Posted by Robert Bröcker April 19, 10 02:58 AM
526.

Is there a possibility that this volcanoe could shoot out diamonds from
deep below the earth's surface?

Posted by Tony Williams April 19, 10 03:01 AM
527.

we cannot believe this happening pictures are unbelievable but awesome thanks for showing them

Posted by margaret mathews tasmania April 19, 10 03:02 AM
528.

These pictures are a mix from the 2 volcano eruptions which have occurred in Iceland this year... The pictures with the lava-flow are from the first one which was placed upon "Fimmvörðuháls" which is between "Mýrdalsjökull" and "Eyjafjallajökull". That eruption stopped 2 days before the volcanic activity began in "Eyjafjallajökull". There do not exist any pictures of the lava-flow in "Eyjafjallajökull" because all the lava explodes into the air in form of ash due to that the eruption is below a glacier.

Posted by Olafur Orn April 19, 10 03:07 AM
529.

Our Planet is an ainigmatic one.
It can cope just about with anything. Please take care and look after this magnificent earth before it is too late for all of us. Everything has a limit and we are getting close to it. Let us NOT exceed it.

Posted by Evangelos, Laki Kalaboukas Australia April 19, 10 03:15 AM
530.

Awesome! One can't get enough of it! Really breathtaking pictures.

Posted by gumdaj April 19, 10 03:25 AM
531.

Beautiful Pictures, cant stop looking at them....thank you:-)

Posted by Serah April 19, 10 03:30 AM
532.

Nature's ways are mysterious and amazing !

Posted by Gauri-Nandan Singhal April 19, 10 03:35 AM
533.

nice

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 03:40 AM
534.

simply wonderful

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 03:52 AM
535.

An amazing group of photographs. I have always feared volcanos. Yet we are close enough toone here. I slept very close to one Yellowstone in 1962 when Charlie Nuse and I first came to California. The experience, even inpictures is hard to comprehend.

Posted by Linda California April 19, 10 03:53 AM
536.

I pray for the icelanders who are indeed wonderful humans

Posted by vijay dalal April 19, 10 03:56 AM
537.

beautifull, scary and extraordinary..and happy to be far away from it!

Posted by an aussie from sydney April 19, 10 04:04 AM
538.

Wonderful pictures and we can understand the power of Nature and also it is our responsibility to protect the existing trees and to plant more of them in other areas of Globe. Iceland is Amazing pray to God to protect hte people living near the mountain.

Posted by Hari, India April 19, 10 04:04 AM
539.

ondeh mandeh...rancak bana fotonyo...tambuah ciek lah...

Posted by buyung April 19, 10 04:14 AM
540.

Ningú sap com acabarem ni quan.

Posted by òliva April 19, 10 04:16 AM
541.

What a quiet world it is witout the constant aircraft noise!

Posted by Sue April 19, 10 04:41 AM
542.

Wow,it was a marvoloue experence to the brave man those who dare to click this History.

Posted by virendra lanke April 19, 10 04:46 AM
543.

Fotos fabulosas. Infelizmente, os últimos acontecimentos, a nível mundial, levam-nos a pensar, muito seriamente, na necessidade de se controlarem os muitos atentados que têm sido feitos à Mãe Natureza.

Posted by José Inácio April 19, 10 04:49 AM
544.

Collons!!! I què hi fot la gent fent fotos tan aprop? Sempre n'hi ha de molt agoserats.

És impressionant!!

Posted by John Mai Mort April 19, 10 04:56 AM
545.

Imagens bonitas mas nao e bom para o nosso planeta os govermos parem com s imisões de gases.

Posted by elson April 19, 10 04:59 AM
546.

Is it the begining of major ........ changes of our planet???

Posted by Manas Jyoti Baruah April 19, 10 05:01 AM
547.

Espectacular!

No entenc aquesta gent tan agoserada que hi està fent fotografies. Realment hi ha gent amb molt valor.

John. Singapore

Posted by John Mai Mort April 19, 10 05:01 AM
548.

awsume pics,never seen anything so amazing.

Posted by john April 19, 10 05:15 AM
549.

Fotos fantásticas a comprovar a força da Natureza perante o Homem. É nestas alturas que os países do Planeta Terra deveriam entender que a poluição e outras coisas que destroiem a vida terreste, pode ganhar proporções catastróficas para a Humanidade. Pensem um pouco melhor do que estão a fazer, deixem de ganhar muito para ganharem um pouco menos, exijam protecções de empresas poluentes, etc. etc.

Posted by EDUARDO MELO April 19, 10 05:23 AM
550.

The end is nigh! Earthquakes a plenty, Volcanos and extreme weather destruction. Open your bibles its there in black and white. I think I'll build a mini Ark in my back garden, maybe lead the local animals in two by two and fill it with rice and beans oh and of course BEER!

Great photos.

Alan Fynes in Ash cloudy, Dublin City, Ireland

Posted by Alan Fynes April 19, 10 05:28 AM
551.

may God bless and protect people of Ice- Land

Posted by Bernard Gichane April 19, 10 05:29 AM
552.

OMG! Effect this Volcanic eruptions seems Huge..
But Pics are great!

Posted by Ramya subramanya April 19, 10 05:48 AM
553.

wow what amazing photography. amazing!!

Posted by sunny April 19, 10 05:48 AM
554.

Always interesting to acknowledge how dynamics an environment we live in, so don’t forget to free the people of Palestine!

Posted by Peter April 19, 10 06:03 AM
555.

O maior espectáculo da Natureza. Gostava de lá estar. Não há que ter medo, a Terra está viva, a mãe Natureza cumpre o seu papel, e nós fazemos parte do sistema embora maltratando o equilíbrio com a nossa ganância e insensatez.

Posted by Álvaro Santos April 19, 10 06:09 AM
556.

ehmigod scary pics. I wonder if in 2012 everyone is going to die. I mean with the earthquake in haiti and chile, the volcaninc eruptions and flodding....

Posted by angela cai April 19, 10 06:09 AM
557.

How many Americans feel that we are kept in the dark as it relates to world events and the reality thereof?

For one, I do not believe what I have heard on local news channels and with the edited versions of interviews that address the reality or possibility that worldwide recent seismic, and now volcanic activity, is connected.

I'm no expert, but my logic and instincts conclude that we are experiencing unprecedented events, all connected, and all are a result of "something" that has occurred or has been concluded with statistical, mathematical, historical certainty.

I for one would like full disclosure, the truth, about what is taking place globally. I don't know about everyone else, but if these recent unprecedented catastrophic events are only the tip of the iceberg in a world that is governed by a natural order capability of healing itself from the abuse / damage inflicted by any event to include meteors, asteroids, pollution, overpopulation, depletion of natural resources, or simply our attempt as human animals conduct unnatural experiments challenging the natural order, or compromising the natural order; Our attempts to control and manipulate nature are arrogant and against God’s will (violate the natural order of things and challenge our higher power).

I want the truth:

First question is the legitimacy of 12/21/12? Bottom line, logic would dictate that there is a recurring event that is foreseeable....and I am not talking about a random event.

Second question is the truth about the interaction between the Earth's tectonic plates? Bottom line, like a jigsaw puzzle, if you push one piece, every other piece is affected. What are the possibilities and probabilities as it relates to recent events?

Lastly, I believe that if our days are numbered, this is the true test of humanity! Perhaps humanity will prevail by coming together as one, and in doing so, be spared by the inevitable?

Remember we are mortal with a maximum lifespan of 125 years. Therefore, the 6 billion humans living today will be dead in less than 125 year by natural cause. Barring war, famine, catastrophes, etc., 48 million will die each year on average naturally...that is 4 million people per month…almost 10 times the casualties suffered during WWII (50 million in total over 7-8years).

So, what is the truth about our future as it relates to shifting tectonic plates, volcanic activity, melting ice caps, rising waters, ice-age vs. drought, magnetic shifting of the polar north and south, 2012, etc?
And lastly, I do not believe people fear death (as it is a part of the natural order); however, people do fear pain, isolation, suffering, etc. I for one would be less inclined to panic if I had a potassium cyanide pill to consume in lieu of the horrifying reality of life "after" the end of times.... I know one thing for sure; I don’t want to be around to rebuild anything!

Do you?

Posted by David April 19, 10 06:22 AM
558.

Once again, Nature gives us mere mortals a two-fingered salute!! And we dare to think we can control it . . . .

Posted by Jason Flex April 19, 10 06:31 AM
559.

One word : WOW

Posted by Wouter van Haaften April 19, 10 06:32 AM
560.

I was stationed in keflavic iceland years ago and we had 100 earthquakes while I was there. 1966 I believe. What was sertsie(sp) a new volcanic island then. Was wondering if this is part of that island volcano?

Posted by Richard Chapman April 19, 10 06:32 AM
561.

So what!!
I am stuck at home instead of starting my 6 month travel to London, Spain,and U.S.A. but I am still in the comfort of my own home and not like some unfortunates with no where to sleep but in Airports and many do not have funds to help them as they have spent their money during their holiday,and cannot now get home and back to their jobs.

Posted by Phil Savinson April 19, 10 06:42 AM
562.

Awsome

Posted by Santosh April 19, 10 06:42 AM
563.

May god bless you all. Wish everything comes back to normal soon.

Posted by Deepak April 19, 10 06:45 AM
564.

Absolutely gorgeous snaps! I got stranded at Tegel in Berlin for a day and half and there was nothing but frustration. I finally reached my destination but it wasn't without hassles. Thanks to Aeroflot for displacing my bag in the utter chaos.

I agree with #461, how irrelevant and small we human beings really are. We think of ourselves as the masters of planet earth and demi-Gods but nature will wipe you out if and when it pleases and we can do nothing but run for cover. This whole prospect of ruling the planet and being the colossal figure in the world is nothing but mere gimmick or "figment of imagination".

Posted by Jyoti Ballabh April 19, 10 06:45 AM
565.

Those pictures are stunning and amazing i wish i was there to see

Posted by Joseph April 19, 10 06:47 AM
566.

Excellent pictures!

Posted by Kobayashi, K April 19, 10 07:06 AM
567.

O homem nao tem nada haver com o vulcao da Island, é um fenomeno natural

Posted by Subuana wilson April 19, 10 07:08 AM
568.

From New Mexico a Volcanic spot also>Could this event change our global climate? Jim Ruidoso NM

Posted by Jim Marion April 19, 10 07:10 AM
569.

NEVERr take anything for granted.!! (*v*) once more a reminder of our HELPLESNESS against the power of nature..live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST before choking in a possible ash cloud..)) try to find something NEW in the taste of your coffee everytime you drink it..[.himm tastes awesome c(**) ] even if it is done exactly same way every single time.. life is BEAUTIFUL ...and so are all the things that are given to us.. enjoy it, cherish it and PAMPER yourself and the people around you.. that's what we deserve... dont forget to look after MOTHERNATURE in the meantime ... VIVA LA VIDA..c(***)

Posted by BIRSEN April 19, 10 07:15 AM
570.

awesome. i got no words to describe them.

Posted by ajoy b April 19, 10 07:18 AM
571.

Awsome....

Posted by Deepaknr April 19, 10 07:19 AM
572.

What an amazing illustration of God's work through nature!

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 07:26 AM
573.

QUOTE:
"Does anyone knows if Iceland also signed Kyoto Co2 Agreement...cause if YES, they will get Fined as Hell for such an amount of C02 expelled off into our air...;)))))))"

On the contrary, the cancelled air traffic means a heavy reduce in emitted Co2 each day the air planes stay grounded, far more than is emitted by the volcano itself. Watch this diagram: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/planes-or-volcano/

Posted by Gloofer April 19, 10 07:37 AM
574.

Why should we worry about out Carbon Footprints now ?
Does anyone know how big the Icelandic Volcano's footprint is now or will be in the near future !!!.

Posted by Leri Trivett April 19, 10 07:41 AM
575.

beautiful pictures but cant imagine the plight of people staying there and witnessing the horror. Jst shows the grandeur of nature and mankind as mere liliputs in front of the mighty controlling power.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 08:02 AM
576.

it so sad to note that theres a lot of people we're been affected by this volcanic eruption..hoping that this will not happend again.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 08:12 AM
577.

wow! this makes me feel that i want to learn more

Posted by cupid April 19, 10 08:13 AM
578.

post 461 has got it in one - the chaos surrounding this event is just a foretaste of what awaits us when we do not have enough energy to sustain the worlds infrastructure systems in less than 10 years time.
Time for governments to start taking seriously energysecurity and diversification, also growth in worlds population which is not sustainable which is going to lead to a great deal of pain in the next half century and ongoing.

Posted by Jim April 19, 10 08:16 AM
579.

La naturalesa es la que s'acaba imposant. Malgrat tota la nostra tecnologia. Fotos que ens donen una idea de la magnitud del fenomen ! Fotos que ens han de fer reflexionar sobre els canvis que estem vivint. Gràcies per compartir-les!

Posted by isabelle April 19, 10 08:18 AM
580.

These are great pics, but I can't really enjoy them because my mom is stuck in the Netherlands and has no way home to Texas as of now. Because of the many delays on air travel (it seems at least until Friday), she is now looking at alternative ways to get home quicker, i.e. a boat or going to another continent for a flight.
I just miss my mom.......and prayer seems to be the only option now.

Posted by Alyssa April 19, 10 08:18 AM
581.

I remember the Mt,Pinatubo eruption in Phils.when i saw this picture!!!

Posted by bebe April 19, 10 08:23 AM
582.

A Islândia, o País exemplo de uma economia de sucesso, depois de estar à beira da banca rota e consequente falência económica, vem agora a natureza mostrar o seu descontentamento manifestando-se de uma forma impiadosa, afectando não somente a própria Islândia com outras economias Europeias directamente e outras economias indirectamente.
Será isto mais uma revolta do Planeta Terra face à ganancia, excesso e má gestão de poder e consequente falta de respeito pelo Paneta ??????
Belas Fotos.......

Posted by Angélica Vaz April 19, 10 08:23 AM
583.

Todo Lo Que SUCEDE Ultimamente indica Que Como dice en la Biblia, ESTAMOS Cerca del fin de Este Sistema de Cosas tan malvado. No va sin service destruído El Planeta, Dios Vivir Impactante lo CREO párr Servicios y habitado en Paz, Sino Que Sera destruída TODA la maldad de Este Mundo ....
Al ver ESTAS fotos, solo me hace Pensar En El Inmenso Poder de Impactante párr Acabar Con la maldad y rehacer Una Nueva Sociedad de Personajes Que ansien La Paz. Si volcan ESE es Poderoso y Majestuoso, Como Toda la creacion, ¿Como Se Puede Dudar Que estemos aqui Por Obra de un Diseñador Inteligente Como Dios es?
Un consejo pregunteles Que no hace mal sin Andie: estudien la Biblia, busquen a Los Testigos de Impactante y Por Qué ESTAS Cosas suceden ...

Posted by noemí April 19, 10 08:24 AM
584.

its amazing!i think that its awsom to go near something realy realy hot plus you know that its dangerous thing to do.
i appriciate it.
breathtaking photos but i would say that its scary.

Posted by Miss Hina hanif April 19, 10 08:26 AM
585.

wow i hope that it wont come here coz if it does am gone to china boie

Posted by dilan April 19, 10 08:30 AM
586.

this could truly change the world as we know it

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 08:43 AM
587.

Incredible !

Posted by Cherian Mani April 19, 10 08:50 AM
588.

É fabulástica a mãe Natureza !
Os danos colaterais é que são enormes para as sociedades, com a respectivas repercuções económicas/financeiras, tirando isso, há que retirar o que de belo nos é dado a ver e sentir.

Posted by Norberto Sousa April 19, 10 08:57 AM
589.

God Save Earth..!!

Posted by Krishna April 19, 10 09:01 AM
590.

It's impressionant...

Posted by Catalonia April 19, 10 09:02 AM
591.

Great pictures. I know airlines are crying over their X million dollar loss each day. A NATURES LESSON FOR THEM THEY HAVE BEEN CHARGING FOR LUGGAGE, FOOD DRINK ETC ON FLIGHT NAD MADE "BILLIONS IN PROFIT". TIT FOR TAT. curse from your customers. travelling is no longer fun.

Posted by chandana April 19, 10 09:03 AM
592.

un splandide tableau de dieux tout puissant, Gods' splandide picture(board) any powerful......

Posted by chouchou April 19, 10 09:07 AM
593.

Your picures are amazing. I have seen nothing like this before. i am from Ontario,Canada.Our prayers from all canadians are with you. God bless.

Posted by Jenny Buchanan April 19, 10 09:09 AM
594.

Airlines take note: if you continue to annoy the flying public with carry-on fees, cattle-car crowding and mostly useless "security theater", the prospect of future volcanic disruptions and growing Web-conferencing capability will drive a critical mass of us to use the Web or travel by other means. Meanwhile, my heart goes out to the passenger strandees left to their own devices (and going broke) - are there Good Samaritans near airports who can take them in until they can rebook?

Posted by rowlandw April 19, 10 09:13 AM
595.

wow! nature sure is beautiful!!! & dangerous 2!!! let's not ever 4 get the power she has!!!

Posted by John a Berkey April 19, 10 09:16 AM
596.

Çok korkunç ve dehşetengiz fotoğraflar.Adeta yer kükrüyor.

Posted by Ertan Kolday April 19, 10 09:24 AM
597.

Wow - suddenly you realise just how insignificant human beings are! Awesome fearsome beauty and of course needless destruction......flights being cancelled are most certainly an insignificant part of the whole happening - probably sent as a reminder by the powers-that-be..........

Posted by RANI KAPUR April 19, 10 09:25 AM
598.

La Madre Tierra esta a punto de colapsar y nosotros que hacemos para evitarlo nada el hombre sigue contaminando el ambiente, destruyendo la ecologia de los mares, etc. Esta es una forma de anunciarnos el principio del fin del hombre en esta era; cuantos volcanes mas faltara hacer erupción en toda la orbe?, cuantos desastres naturales estaran por venir?. Empecemos por nosotros mismos desde casa no contaminar mas nuestro planeta azul.

Posted by Flor de Maria Santillán April 19, 10 09:29 AM
599.

É fabulástica a mãe Natureza !
Os danos colaterais é que são enormes para as sociedades, com a respectivas repercuções económicas/financeiras, tirando isso, há que retirar o que de belo nos é dado a ver e sentir.

Posted by Norberto Sousa April 19, 10 09:33 AM
600.

National Geographic television channel similar to the damage of the ash cloud several times I've watched.

I think that the people that might one day come to their own, they do not.

Elderly of our planet will prepare us for what other surprises we'll see over time.

Posted by A.Yalcin Kapsiz / From Turkiye April 19, 10 09:45 AM
601.

Wow amazing photos!
The big power.

Posted by Hugo Llanes April 19, 10 09:54 AM
602.

COOL!!!

Posted by bentleyscott April 19, 10 09:54 AM
603.

although is spectacular, its also a scary site....

Posted by Karissa - trinidad and Tobago April 19, 10 10:04 AM
604.

Someone above said they respected people who risked their lives to go there...I myself think they are crazy!!!! There's no need to get that close to it...it's visible from a great distance and a lot safer!!! Anyway, the pics are fantastic. have a great day!!

BEM...Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 10:10 AM
605.

Thank you for these amazing pics, simply awesome. To Those who took these shots - Thank you for showing us how it is. You folks are so daring phew..!

Posted by Barbara April 19, 10 10:40 AM
606.

I have heard or read that some are blaming this on global warming with the theory that warming has melted some of the ice above the volcano allowing the magma to break through. It is my view that, if a volcano was about to erupt, such a barrier as a glacier would offer little resistance. It is my view that some of the more vehement environmentalists would and will use any device, however inaccurate, to promote their agenda.

Posted by Donald W. Bales, Kingsport, Tn. April 19, 10 10:47 AM
607.

Certainly sparked some debate. Very entertaining. pictures and comments.I assume most people are more concerned about humanity and their immediate friends and family than the planet. Let's face it, if we are all gone then who cares what happens to the planet. The flora and fauna certainly don't care. Therefore let's just do our best to maintain this beautiful planet for our sakes, and science alone gives us a clue as to what to do. Not religion, not politics, not philosophy.

Posted by roger & Sharon Keen April 19, 10 10:58 AM
608.

great pics !!!!!!

Posted by Charlie Timpson, Carbury,IRELAND April 19, 10 11:01 AM
609.

It marvels me to think beneath our feet there traps a colossal amout of geothermal energy which Mother Earth releases every now and then to relieve herself. Just think it is not just the volcanic ash, but also the lava, the fire she breathes out. If not, she simple shakes the Earth with the tremendous force of an earthquake that causes mountains to tremble, thousands of buildings to collapse, and heave up billions of tons of ocean waters and send them out as giant waves travelling thousands of km across oceans to destroy everthing in its wake which we call tsunami. She has been doing this for millions of years with all the might and energy tra

Posted by Dr J B Lim April 19, 10 11:03 AM
610.

GOD !!

PLZ DON'T LET THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO MANKIND

I PROMISE ON BEHALF OF ALL MANKIND THAT WE WILL RESPECT THE EARTH, THE ATMOSPHERE , THE ENVIRONMENT AND MOST IMPORTANT, ALL LIVING BEINGS YOU HAVE CHOSEN FOR US TO SEE

Posted by RAMDAS, HYDERABAD , INDIA April 19, 10 11:13 AM
611.

picture 11 shows how stupid people are to put themselves in danger for no other reason because they can. Mother Nature and Volcanoes are unpredictable yet they stand on the edge of it.

Posted by Harry Finkelstein April 19, 10 11:18 AM
612.

poor icelanders.... :(

Posted by randi April 19, 10 11:18 AM
613.

The human race is arrogant, conceited and thinks that it knows it all.Nature, in a split second, demonstartes how powerless we are despite all the windows we open, with the multiplicity of tools we have, to understand God's creation

Excellent collection of photos; well done!

Posted by Dr. Nizar J> Verjee April 19, 10 11:20 AM
614.

iceland is in a disaster

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 11:21 AM
615.

ping pong!!! u can not fool around with mother nature! about time If God is not alive ! Mother nature act as she promise she is Godess !action and reaction!
It is not too late to get a lesson and be respectful with mother of all natural thing in earth and even universe! think ! be kind and help eachother and beg u not be greedy and selfish and cruel!! just love everything without expectation!! may great force be with u!thank u and u

Posted by Firooz hooshmandi April 19, 10 11:22 AM
616.

Povera razza umana,,ancora non capiscono che questo e` solo il principio della fine del nostro bellissimo pianeta e uno di questi giorni saremo come quelle palle di fuoco che si son viste la settimana scorsa nel cielo.Addio a tutta la stupida razza umana che sta` accelerando la fine del nostro mondo.

Posted by Frank Frazzini April 19, 10 11:26 AM
617.

Amazing pictures . And amazing too as mother Earth shows her power.
What are we in our great think ??
For 5 days now it is all silence here in the air and no sun blocking lines al over the skies.
Trouble for a lot of us who sticked on the airports all over Europe.
A cost of 10.000.000.00 Euro a day for KLM only.
Remeber we humbled as mother Earth show us what she can.

Regards
Martin from Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Posted by Martin April 19, 10 11:29 AM
618.

Well, I learned something. I had always wondered at the precision of these
estimates(?) like 344,109 tons. I mean how can they be so certain? Even
344,000 would be close enough. But then I notice in examining the data
that this 344,109 is a division of a larger figure that had been rounded to the nearest million or billion or whatever. This gives an impression of exactitude to a number that was once a wild estimate. Very clever.
But they musn't go too far. The actual division may have come to
344,109.6789932.

Posted by Patrick MacKinnon April 19, 10 11:34 AM
619.

Only thing I can say, let us all hope that Volcano calm down, get cooled and return to sleep forever without further desrupting the life there on the İsland and elswhere in the World. 19 April 2010, Turkey İstanbul

Posted by Necdet Senergun April 19, 10 11:38 AM
620.

Ref #520, Sheila:
"Mother Nature" is just another name for GOD!
But then some peoplelike you are stubborn and just don't want to believe. May God have mercy on you.

Posted by DKA April 19, 10 11:38 AM
621.

INSANE PICS!!!!!!

Posted by ANONYMOUS April 19, 10 11:41 AM
622.

Mi Dios y la Naturaleza!,la educación es convivir y no atropellar la naturaleza,lo que ha hecho el hombre en toda su existencia!.

Posted by Fernán Giraldo M. April 19, 10 11:44 AM
623.

Ao olhar as fotos não basta dizer: oh a mãe Natureza! Importa acrescentar oh o Pai da mãe natureza! Uns dias de fumarada e cinzas, quase pararam o mundo e nenhum pai deste mundo ousou dizer uma palavra que valesse muito a pena. Imaginem que em vez de um vulcão havia uma dezena ou duas a deitar cinzas em várias partes da "mãe" natureza ao mesmo tempo?
Como o homem é pequeno! Será que a mãe natureza aceita ser entronizada como deusa para substituir o Deus Criador de tudo, como alguns estão a promovê-la?
Aires Gameiro

Posted by Aires Gameiro April 19, 10 11:47 AM
624.

The Nature is Unpredictable!

Posted by Gloria Matola April 19, 10 11:58 AM
625.

Beautiful and Frightening. Our wonderful World is fighting back and telling us :
"ITS TIME TO STOP AND THINK AND, PRESERVE WHAT WE STILL HAVE";
We must ALL fight for a better environment and make our Governments wake up and REALLY do something about it.

Posted by Alice Garcia April 19, 10 12:03 PM
626.

Просмотр этих снимков , еще раз убеждает что разговоры о близком
конце света это првда .жизнь людей и всего живого в опасности.и потому выход один. ЛЮДИ ВЗЬМИТЕСЬ ЗА РУКИ. ХВАТИТ УБИВАТЬ
ДРУГ ДРУГА.ЭТО СДЕЛАЕТ ПРИРОДА.

Posted by МИХАИЛ April 19, 10 12:07 PM
627.

How much CO2 do you suppose went into the air with these eruptions? I bet the whole emissions problem in the USA for one year doesn't even compare with what nature can do? Umm? There is only one person that I know that has control over the wind, the waves and volcanoes!!! He said that He will be back...Hope it is soon!

Posted by Vicki Naugle April 19, 10 12:11 PM
628.

Talvez os desígnios de Deus sejam, por intermédio da mãe natureza, o de fazer com que a humanidade reflita sobre a verdadeira razão de ter vindo a este planeta: viver em harmonia com o todo de que faz parte (o universo e seu criador), cuja primeira condição é viver em paz com seu semelhante.

Posted by paulino flores April 19, 10 12:11 PM
629.

Iceland's a beautiful, rugged, Island and the people are just super friendly, helpful,so happy to have tourists. On our tour of Iceland in 2008, we stopped and took pictures and marvelled at the size of that glacier. Now, I wonder what it will look like if/when this 'act of God' plays itself out.

Posted by Aggie Graves April 19, 10 12:19 PM
630.

STRASZNE

Posted by ZyGGi April 19, 10 12:25 PM
631.

hi earth

Posted by holla April 19, 10 12:29 PM
632.

Black cloud heading for Canada-now over Nfld. Many airflights cancellled. there and in Europe.Hopefully it will dispurse soon.

Posted by M. Ellis, Simcoe Ont. Canada April 19, 10 12:40 PM
633.

omg that looks really big and bad the pics are great

Posted by alyssa R Anglin April 19, 10 12:42 PM
634.

Very scary and uncertain times are upon us. Let us hope that we will be given a reprieve. None of what has been happening all over the world can be good. It truly is a sign and we better be paying attention .

Posted by Jody April 19, 10 12:54 PM
635.

How awestruck the pictures were. Must has been a sight I would have liked to see from a distance. The ash is a mess and dangerous and infiltrates everything. Our prayers are with all and hope this ash is soon gone. Carol from Florida.

Posted by Carol Pennington April 19, 10 12:56 PM
636.

fantastic pics
my students r going to love the

Posted by sangita bajpai April 19, 10 01:01 PM
637.

Mother Earth is Brilliant! All the ways we can respect and love her. Thank you for all the lessons you give us and have us pause to reflect what is important. I wonder if we would ever volunteer to not fly for a week on our own to stop pollution. She just spit out all the pollution back at us! Everything we do effects the earth.

Posted by Eva April 19, 10 01:11 PM
638.

Hi Friends, These photos go on to show that, in front of mother earth, we mere earthlings are nothing. There is no force in the world that can control the natural forces and over the past few years it has been continuously been demonstrated that our wanton way of life is taking a serious toll on the resources and all these happening were just but waiting to happen. One need not be surprised about these.

Posted by Rajan April 19, 10 01:12 PM
639.

Cuidamemos la naturaleza, lo poco que nmos queda hagamos conciencia..

great pictures!!!!!!...
May God bless and protect people

Posted by Geovanna April 19, 10 01:15 PM
640.

OMG

Posted by JACK MEHOFF April 19, 10 01:15 PM
641.

Hermoso, pero da miedo.....

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 01:17 PM
642.

I wonder if the earth quakes are symptoms of tectonic activities that result in volcanic eruptions? I wonder is enough lava is drained, will this speed up movement of continental plates?

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 01:22 PM
643.

I believe like some who have left previous comments saying that all these natural disasters lately are Biblical signs of the near return of Jesus, as are all the wars and the horrible idea of numbering people with a microchip. This eruption must have produced an unbelievable amount of volcanic ash to disrupt air service as it has.
I am sure all except the very youngest of us will remember the Mount St. Helens eruption some years ago. I was living at a farm in southern Alberta then, and when I got up the next morning everything was covered in volcanic ash-the ground, cars, buildings, everything. But I don't remember anything mentioned on the news about airlines cancelling their flights. This eruption must have made Mount St. Helens pale by comparison!
I salute the courage of those who got close enough to the volcano to take those awesome photos.
For years I have been fascinated with Iceland ever since I read an article about its having one of the lowest crime rates in the world. While the country is getting so much media attention, I hope we take the opportunity to learn why the Icelandic people get along so well, and make use of that knowledge in our own society.

Posted by Stan Anderson April 19, 10 01:32 PM
644.

May GOD bless and protect all living creatures. This picture also gives us idea that we are totally helpless against the wish of ALMIGHTY

Posted by Surendra Popat April 19, 10 01:35 PM
645.

there is no mother nature.

Posted by Ed Farough April 19, 10 01:39 PM
646.

these natural catostrophic events that have happend just this year earthquakes,sunamis,volcanos are all signs that we have been told about for hundres of years its happening people the earth is about to clense its self of all the contaniments us included. so kiss your loved ones and grab a seat with a good view

Posted by matt April 19, 10 01:43 PM
647.

Alles goed en wel , leuke plaatjes. Maar nu weer aan het werk.
Over tot de orde van de dag.
Vliegen bedoel ik, en vanavond gaat 't gebeuren. ( maandagavond 19-4 gaat het eerste vliegtuig van Schiphol Amsterdam met passagiers de spits afbijten.

Posted by Jack Joustra April 19, 10 01:44 PM
648.

Simplesmente espectacular mas....... que Deus proteja este planeta e as suas gentes.

Posted by Alberto Lopes Rodrigues April 19, 10 01:50 PM
649.

The end is happenening. I believe the event is over a period of time. After all 1 day is like a 1000 years to our Creator. When the climax arrives, all one can do is bury your head where the sun don't shine and kiss your butt goodbye.

Posted by Dennis B. April 19, 10 01:53 PM
650.

WOW THAT IS A FLIPPEN HUGE ERUPTION THAT IS SO CRAZY OMG BUT SOME OF THOSE PIX ARE PRETTY COOL BUT ......... ITS SCARY

Posted by BONEQUISHA April 19, 10 01:57 PM
651.

wow . just becasue a volcant erupted does not mean its the end of the work . chill irish person in a skirt . but the photos are great !

Posted by your friend the american April 19, 10 01:58 PM
652.

When the wretched of the earth in Africa, Asia and Latin America are witnessing the dying of children from starvation, foreign-sponsored wars, malnutrition and preventable diseases the Americans and Europeans are busy gawking at melting rocks as if that is what matters most in this goddamned world. SHAME

Posted by brian April 19, 10 02:00 PM
653.

Quina meravella! Es espectacular veure com la naturalesa ens demostra la seva força. Les fotos són fantàstiques, no em cansaria de mirar-les.
Gaudim de l´espectacle.

Posted by Fina April 19, 10 02:18 PM
654.

All our science won't protect us from the consequences of our arrogance and false pride. This is the time of the seventh generation spoken of by Chief Crazy Horse and the Great Purification of and by Mother Earth is just beginning. The opportunity to listen and heed the wisdom of the original people of this land is long gone by, and we will now reap what we have been sowing for the last 500+ years. We can only take so much from the Earth before we must give back. Learning to live simply, learning to share, these are the lessons of why, when, and where.

Posted by Red Eagle Sun April 19, 10 02:28 PM
655.

I feel quite sure the volcanic events in Iceland along with all the other unprecedented natural disasters being experienced (including strange shifts in temperatures across the U.S.) must be a product of dramatic environmental changes. This is really getting scary. We must stop destroying our planet.

Posted by Carla M April 19, 10 02:32 PM
656.

EVEN AS A YOUNGSTER, I COMMENTED THAT THE TESTING OF ATOMIC BOMBS, IN U. S. CHINA, JAPAN, EVERYWERE WILL RESULT IN THE MOVEMENT OF THE EARTH. THIS IS ONE MORE OF THE RESULTS.

Posted by S. A. OF BROOKLYN NEW YORK April 19, 10 02:34 PM
657.

Well, we have a spectacular natural event, which none of us have any control over, some people are inconvenienced, and airline CEOs are crying hard times and want governments (us) to ante up bail out money (ours) to save them. Hey guys that is one of the risks in the business so do like we do when tough times hit -- LIVE WITH IT. You now have another excuse to jack up all ready unreasonable fares and add on costs when you get back flying. One consolation though, you now have a first, an unprecedented and valid excuse for a delay or cancellation.

Posted by EGC, Onatrio, Canada April 19, 10 02:38 PM
658.

pourquoi interdire les vols le nuage etant a 10000 metres environ un avion peux voler a 4 ou5000 metres ?

Posted by papwin April 19, 10 02:57 PM
659.

yea thats wild i feel sorry for them

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 03:09 PM
660.

Photos are great, marvelous and powerfull as Nature itself is, and alwyas be!
Perhaps this is a sign!
Just to remember all of us that Nature has the control. We can do nothing against it.
We are so so little comparing to it...
So each day we should take profit of all the good things we've got and live it as it was the last day of our lifes.
Be happy!!!

Posted by Margarida O. April 19, 10 03:18 PM
661.

I amaze about USA as a nation: our best brains are working in weapon development with great technological success, but we have done nothing when facing natural disasters famines, humanitarian disasters and climate control. It seems we only care about killing people and easy money but don't care not even a bit about our own planet.

Posted by Iker April 19, 10 03:21 PM
662.

What a sight to see, pictures are fantastic.
Can't fool with mother nature.

Posted by GRACE kABEL April 19, 10 03:23 PM
663.

You people really can't spell at all and WOW.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 03:26 PM
664.

Photos are great, marvelous and powerfull as Nature itself is, and always be!!!
Perhaps this is a singh!
Just to remember all of us that we are nothing comparing to Nature.
We are so so little that we can do nothing against its powerfullness
Each day we should take profit of all the good things we have in life and live as it would be the last day of our lifes.
Please, be happy.

Posted by Margarida O. April 19, 10 03:28 PM
665.

Earthquakes, volcanos, floods, and the loss of life due to these!! Is God giving us a WARNING??

Posted by Dianne April 19, 10 03:31 PM
666.

HOLY COW!!!! Absolutely amazing pictures, beautiful.. yet it shows the fury of nature and wakes us up when we need it.

Side note: Are those people crazy to stand that close, I know it looks closer than they really are, but still.. hellooooo LOL.

Posted by Sherrie April 19, 10 03:32 PM
667.

What a bloody load of tosh !
Wasn't like this in my day , I would suggest that a lot of posters on here could do with the birch and as far as batman and the boy wonder helping in such a situation i'm sure theve got their work cut out with that darstadly fiend who's helbent on destroying gothan city that deadly two tone master of mayhem the penquin...wouldn't surprise me if he had a hand in this whole affair anyway as i'm bloody certain penquins come from iceland or some other cold god foresaken place,..... if its interesting pictures your after i could provide a few snap shots of me and lady smythe on holiday in the punjab enjoying a few g and tees and a game of bowls ...bloody idiots

Posted by colonel(retired) smythe April 19, 10 03:36 PM
668.

No one can control nature..

Posted by Jeeva April 19, 10 03:45 PM
669.

This pictures are beautiful, the power of volcanoes is impressive, however they do NOT indicate these are the sign of the "last days", most apocalyptic religious organization will cling to these natural events, as the sign that the end is coming soon. however, volcanoes erupting are rare, and despite popular belief earthquakes are not on the rise. They have remained constant they only seem they are on the rise because they have occurred on populated areas. Here is like to the US geological Survey, in 2009 the number was actually lower, this year is no different: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/increase_in_earthquakes.php

Posted by barcafan April 19, 10 03:47 PM
670.

fantastic pictures....Scary, but fantastic
As for the airlines ...bail you out ...get real. Your going to take my bail out money & then charge me more to fly too....I haven't been bailed out...

Posted by RC April 19, 10 03:54 PM
671.

great pictures,..

i like Volcanos

Posted by Rafael Ferrer Kloss April 19, 10 03:54 PM
672.

# 451 at least your showing some bloody initiative , if left up to everybody else all we would have before the end of the world is a lot of bloody dam useless pictures of the dam thing ,wasnt like this in my day.... a load of pictures of jerry wouldnt have stopped the invasion of bloody poland .....it makes me think that the whole bloody worlds gone bonkers ....bloody idiots

Posted by colonel (retired) smythe April 19, 10 03:57 PM
673.

Mother Nature can be such a B___h at times.

Posted by Ed April 19, 10 04:02 PM
674.

quem não acredita na força da natureza, agora pode ver a realidade, a beleza, a força e a prova de que não somos nada. Acredita e ajude ao PLANETA TERRA , talvez ainda de tempo.

Posted by Yonne Siqueira April 19, 10 04:03 PM
675.

The question I would like answered is how much pollution is being spewed from this one eruption and what are the chemicals and compounds in the discharge from the eruption and in what amounts and what is Al Gore going to do about it?

Posted by Blaine April 19, 10 04:09 PM
676.

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by qve April 19, 10 04:10 PM
677.

The planet is glorious, a jewel in the universe, splendid for billions of years. We haven't at all honored each other but especially all other life forms down to the vegetables. Too too too many people. Hmm. It's already too late and yet human arrogance goes on and on...but not forever. Too too too many people. There is a lesson in here somewhere.

Posted by reflectedlight April 19, 10 04:12 PM
678.

Volcanoes and earthquakes and floods have been part of the planet for a lot longer than people have existed and will be around a long time after all the people are gone. There is nothing to be done about them and a volcano causing inconvenience to humans is not the end of the world.

As I tell my students, we think we can control nature and we think throwing money at various situations will make a difference but in cases like this, there is nothing we can do and even if there was something that could be done, it doesn't mean that there is anything that should be done. Enjoy the show, get out of the way and realize that the universe doesn't care if your flight is canceled

Posted by DocRocks April 19, 10 04:26 PM
679.

@665 - It's call "God's way of natural elimination". We forget that what was given, can be taken away. In the meantime, enjoy life!

Posted by Barb April 19, 10 04:27 PM
680.

Very dramatic,intence but beutiful

Posted by jason April 19, 10 04:29 PM
681.

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!

Posted by Sarah Wallace April 19, 10 04:32 PM
682.

#676 If i may comment on what you said and be allowed to explain to you that not respecting carrots is'nt what landed us in this bloody mess ,mbe if more people stopped reflecting on their continual abuse of the common vegetable and concentrated more on solutions we may have a bloody chance.... I'm sure that cliff richard would agree with me and lady smythe that carrots and tennis shoes didn't play a part in the end of slavery for example . if it were up to me i'd get cliff on ythe first boat to bloody iceland to sort this bloody mess out with or without the help of bruce willis....bloody idiots

Posted by colonel (retired) smythe April 19, 10 04:34 PM
683.

good pictures

Posted by bj April 19, 10 04:47 PM
684.

Eyjafjallajökull Mystery Solved

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.

Posted by SamIAM April 19, 10 04:48 PM
685.

These pics are sooooooooooooooo neat!!! : )

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 04:54 PM
686.

beautiful pic...prayers for those affected by this calamity..

Posted by Manda - New Jersey April 19, 10 04:59 PM
687.

Remarkable photography, excellent field work....let us all hope that the much bigger nearby volcano stays dormant...!

Posted by Dan Robitaille April 19, 10 05:07 PM
688.

Magnífic espectacle, Envejà em fan els que si poden acostar

Posted by joaquim camps April 19, 10 05:24 PM
689.

just got back before big eruption. have been to iceland 7 times in last 10 years and will go back.Lovely people and its Scotland with attitude.The greens will be pleased at non flying-but mummy nature has flung a million times more s**t into the atmosphere. And you cant halt nature. Good to see airspace opening up. Hope all stranded get home.Also good to see the 'Dunkirk' spirit of those stranded.

Posted by HUgh Mcminn April 19, 10 05:28 PM
690.

Will all this dust in the atmosphere filter out the sun and reverse the so called global warming?

Posted by john d April 19, 10 05:35 PM
691.

Can ANYONE pronounce the name of this thing

Posted by Lynn Banister April 19, 10 05:50 PM
692.

Quando Deus quer, é assim: até os vulcões obedecem! Psiu! Quietinho aí! Mas não abusem da paciência; peçam-lhe para que fique por ali mesmo.

Posted by Manuel Baptista April 19, 10 05:51 PM
693.

Quando Deus quer, é assim!

Posted by Manuel Baptista April 19, 10 05:57 PM
694.

AH ! Mother Nature at her best! She goes through cycles to keep Herself balanced. Unfortunately, we, the Human Race, feel that we are the almighty. The cycles will continue. The Planet will progress. We are in for a glorious ride. Mother nature will do what is necessary to keep everything in BALANCE, even if it means ridding herself of humankind. WE are the DISEASE. We have been given a great gift in being able to reside on this glorious blue globe. So, sit back and enjoy the trip.

Posted by Tom Medvitz April 19, 10 06:05 PM
695.

My son has a flat in Prague and by coincidence 4 girls from the UK were visiting mutual friends in town when all the flights were cancelled. Big hearted like he is, he's letting them stay at his place as long as necessary. See, there is a bright side to everything !

Posted by Professor Bonelli April 19, 10 06:22 PM
696.

imagine the carbon footprint!

Posted by slick willy April 19, 10 06:25 PM
697.

IJET ME'G NEM LA'TTAM , EZ BORZASZTO.
REMELEM A LEGI KOZLEKEDE'S HAMAROSAN HELYRE A'LL , E'S A KEDVESEM HAZA TUD JONNI AZ EUROPABO'L

Posted by MARIA LASZLONE' April 19, 10 06:26 PM
698.

Mother nature is doing what she does best, hard to believe but in a few years how plentiful and fertilized the grounds will be! and it isnt about global warming people, think of how hot magma and lava are. this was a nature act. and i cant believe the airlines complaining of losing thousands apon millions of dollars...i guess a human life isnt important as we believe. we are run by greed.
Thinking of the friends of families that are stranded. youll be home safe soon.

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 06:29 PM
699.

WOW A LOT OF THIS STUFF HAPPENED ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!1 THATS SO COOL!!!!!

Posted by Haley April 19, 10 06:52 PM
700.

I so hope as in 9/11 people are opening their homes to those stranded in Europe. They must feel so deserted, displaced, hungry, exhausted and in need of other souls to comfort them. The world needs to come together and show their compasion to their human neighbors in need.

Posted by Katherine Whitley April 19, 10 06:55 PM
701.

thats real bad mother nature don't play around

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 06:55 PM
702.

El hombre no esta dispuesto para sacrificarse y salvar el mundo....que pena

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 06:58 PM
703.

WHY WOULD any one want to be up close and personal, just to say I've been there? Nothing like MN, or God what ever you coose to call this, being active.
We live on a very active planet and has been this way for millions of yrs,this will never change in our life time.. For sure, you nor anyone else has control, you determine who you think is in charge!! .
Pictures are beautiful, but no thanks, some one else can risk their lives, for what glory?

Posted by Lori Glaziner April 19, 10 07:01 PM
704.

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES....VERY SCARY......DONT KNOW HOW YOU PEOPLE GO SO CLOSE.....

Posted by ANGELINA O'SULLIVAN April 19, 10 07:02 PM
705.

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES....VERY SCARY......DONT KNOW HOW YOU PEOPLE GO SO CLOSE.....PHOTOGRAPHER FROM IRELAND

Posted by ANGELINA O'SULLIVAN April 19, 10 07:03 PM
706.

the power of nature

Posted by maria-greece April 19, 10 07:07 PM
707.

Great Pictures, thanks, Ray Pfob

Posted by Ray Pfob April 19, 10 07:08 PM
708.

Incredible how Mother Nature changes the world. An event in a remote area affects the whole world!. THIS IS GLOBALIZATION.

Posted by LUIS A. MARTINEZ April 19, 10 07:11 PM
709.

Well, many of the remarks made have been directed toward the idea that Mother Nature is showing her wrath by doing this and that we have caused this to happen.
But, actually volcanoes and earthquakes were going on thousands of years ago even.
Many of the islands and mountains we have now were made by volcanoes before people were even there.
God surely was not wrathful at the dinosaurs for polluting the earth even though I am sure they pooped enough and ate up whole forests of trees and shrubs etc..
Thankfully we do not have them anymore to deal with.
And, yes, I would say that this volcano and others do more polluting in a year than all of mankind can do.
poisonous gasses and ash falling for hundreds and maybe thousands of miles.
This is not creating cleaner air for us. All that CO2.
More poisons come out of the ground at Yellowstone Park a year than you can imagine.
Does God give us pure air to breathe and is angry because we putt around in our cars?
What about those radon gasses coming up out of the ground and even oil?
All the heavy metals that occur in nature?
Oh, we can fool ourselves into thinking we are making big differences here with our little cities and our roads and things, but most of the pollution got here before we did.

Posted by Chuck Lindert April 19, 10 07:15 PM
710.

it's nice picture,but from now all i have to say is..we pray for the people who near in iceland.

Posted by mercy santiago April 19, 10 07:16 PM
711.

Well everybody, wake up... thats real and it is one more reason to believe in MOTHER NATURE!!! See you!

Posted by CAPBarrigas April 19, 10 07:16 PM
712.

holy moly

Posted by brad April 19, 10 07:18 PM
713.

¿This la Tierra Herida? Es evidenciando Sí Que, lo Ignoto es Su Gravedad. Requiere chequeo minucioso de las Naciones Unidas, extenso y serio Por instancia de parte de Expertos Científicos Mundiales de distintas Disciplinas, el pecado de intromisión Otros Intereses especulativos o dudosos; Con Autonomía y presiones pecado Políticas, económicas ni mediáticas.
Confrontar Plantear los diagnósticos párr Llegar a Una conclusión y la Terapia globalizada, la afectación Also Porque es mundial; País ningun debe Quedar al Margen de las Medidas Que Se requieran PARA EL Tratamiento Class Clase Section un párrafo Recuperar Su Salud. Procedería IMPLANTAR Una Legislación Mundial Al respecto, Que Fuera de Obligado Cumplimiento PARA TODOS Los Ciudadanos y Países, CADA Cual Su proporción es.
Los Políticos Tienen la Responsabilidad de liderar, coordinar, HACER y legislar cumplir lo Que Se estableciera el párrafo Recuperar al Herido o enfermo. En Este Asunto grave tendrian Que olvidarse de Otros Intereses de Los Que No fueran Humanos. Pasaran Años, si Alguna Vez, llegan al agreement Que Las Circunstancias requieren; MIENTRAS, SOMOS LOS Ciudadanos del Mundo, un Quienes deberemos exigírselo Todos Los gobiernos. Tanto Entre Ríos, esperemos Que La aparente furia de la Tierra, Más Que Sean estertores agónicos lamentos y aun "estemos un Tiempo de Curar Los Que Los machos Humanos le infringimos. MIENTRAS NO SE apliquen drásticas Medidas paliativas mundialmente, corres a EL TIEMPO un favor y del mal Por Tanto En Contra de la Salud de la Tierra y, ende por, propia de la pared de la Nuestra.
Compartimos La Misma En Este Planeta morada, Con Seres de Otras Especies Muchas; Pero sí supone Que el Humano es El Único servicio racional en la Tierra, al Menos Así lo creemos; Ahora Es La Mejor Ocasión párr un demostrárselo Los Que llamamos irracionales, Porque Estós nep llevan Mucha Delantera en un Cuanto respetar la Naturaleza.
Es mi Pensamiento Este, al respecto.
José Manuel Polo Larrondo.

Posted by José Manuel Polo Larrondo April 19, 10 07:26 PM
714.

Mother Nature always wins!

Posted by Paula Mocho April 19, 10 07:27 PM
715.

Que asombroso, e impresionante! la realidad supera cualquier pelicula de fiction!!!!

Posted by Mar April 19, 10 07:38 PM
716.

KRAIOOOOOOOOOOOO. Espero vcs no inferno.

Posted by bbb10 April 19, 10 07:40 PM
717.

These comments are amazing and some are just downright ridiculous...but one thing is true. This is God and his planet. He is in control and this is his doing. We are the true guardians of the planet. We have not done a very good job but we can always learn. The planet is cleansing itself naturally just like our bodies do...think about it...just on a bigger scale. So, yes, let's hope everyone is taking care of those that need it - the stranded, providing lodging, food and happiness in a drab situation...and maybe the greedy pigs of the world will learn a lesson...

Posted by Tesa B April 19, 10 07:52 PM
718.

i think it is cool

Posted by corncake April 19, 10 08:02 PM
719.

For once I cannot be personally blamed for polluting.
Mother Nature has her ways.
They are strange & we might not understand them fully.
As others have written let us hope there are no loss of lives attached to this disaster.

Australia.

Posted by Wal Remington April 19, 10 08:09 PM
720.

Nature is natural.

Posted by Marcus April 19, 10 08:12 PM
721.

*** Very super great Photos *** ... But , there's a problem for many people to understand... '' For the last past 25 to 30 years ; there as been many major eruption at the National Volcano Park in the Hawai island '', and never the air-trafic as been interupted...*** '' How to explain this mess with this Iceland Volcano ? Same phenomenon in Southtern Italy with their Major Volcano on cecilia Ialand . '' THE VEZUESS'' and no one has ever heard about the SHUT-DOWN of the internationnal airport of ROMA ( ROME)...What about the big Volcano in Central-America few years ago No air trafic as shut-dodn ...SO ! WHAT's GOING ON ?

Posted by Léo Couture April 19, 10 08:14 PM
722.

We have volcanic activity in East Hawaii at the Pu'uo vent that has demolished homes and land; leaving people desperate. Legend has it, the goddess Pele is very angry and raging, but we all know it is (GOD) as Mother Earth and her natural powers that must surface. Yes,times are changing ... WE must respect mother nature and live in "the now". In truth, we must LIVE each day as if were our last ... and be thankful to be alive!!!!! Such destruction as this in Iceland, along with other world-wide catastrophes, IS a sure sign of what's yet to come, regardless of what took place millions of years before us.
Aloha, Kawena from Maui.

Posted by gwen Kawena morreira April 19, 10 08:20 PM
723.

Espero que o povo desta ilha do Norte dê seu testemunho do poder da Natureza criada por Deus para todo o Planeta Terra. Depois de 3 terremotos enormes com milhares de vítimas, os europeus têm a demonstração mais clara de que o ser humano deve rever seus objetivos e a sua ganância. Esta é uma mostra clara de que devemos reduzir as atividades no nosso pequeno Planeta Terra. Ele vem sendo agredido há séculos e o ser humano não vê os sinais do cansaço do Planeta e as suas repsotas a tanta agressão.
Que Deus nos abençoe.

Posted by Rogério de Souza April 19, 10 08:35 PM
724.

fenomenos Estós nep Que entendemos aterra ... y una Desgracia ESTA Una de magnitud sin salvacion del heno ... Recuerdan la Ciudad de Armero Tolima en Colombia ... Por Un deshielo desaparecio una causa DE UNA Erupcion del Volcán Nevado del Ruiz ... Murieron muchos compatriotas ..!!.. Que el Supremo nos salve !!...

Posted by Antonio Rengifo April 19, 10 08:41 PM
725.

I particularly was interested in the comments about our need to learn

something from the Icelandic people, posted on 643. by Stan Anderson.

In fact, everything he mentioned is something we all need to take into

consideration, and make some sense of all the recent events and happenings in our current lives! Relevance is so underrated, I think.

Posted by Mary Rizzo April 19, 10 08:41 PM
726.

It looks like the earth is bleeding and the sky is healing it by taking all the poisonous elements away from it. It seems like the earth contains all these poison elements to one place, then it creates a very big sore and the blood cleans it out. Sure I know you may think it is a silly story, but I really believe the earth feels pain and this is only one way it can cure itself. Why wouldn't the Creator make it so the planet could feel itself. If I was the earth, I would want to be balanced and healthy. Why? FOR US! WE SHOULD BE PRAYING TO GOD IN THANKS THAT OUR WORLD DIDN'T COLLAPSE ALL AT ONCE.

Posted by CATHY PHELIX April 19, 10 08:42 PM
727.

بَلْ هُمْ فِي شَكٍّ يَلْعَبُونَ (٩) فَارْتَقِبْ يَوْمَ تَأْتِي السَّمَاءُ بِدُخَانٍ مُبِينٍ (١٠) يَغْشَى النَّاسَ هَذَا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ (١١) رَبَّنَا اكْشِفْ عَنَّا الْعَذَابَ إِنَّا مُؤْمِنُونَ (١٢) -سورة الدخان

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 08:58 PM
728.

#69- Thank you! Finally, someone has posted a comment that is based on reason and evidence and not fueled by superstition. I'm so tired of hearing about how these recent natural disasters must be a sign of the "end of days." Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I guess (no matter how fanatical it may be). However, as the information in the link points out, earthquakes are not on the rise. Nowadays, scientists have more sophisticated instruments for detecting earthquakes, so this may lead people to believe that there are more. Three cheers for empirical evidence.

Posted by Mari Arouet April 19, 10 09:15 PM
729.

Thank's for these very impressesive pictures. It is an unbelieviable beautiful
spectacle of mother nature as we say here in germany.
But beside of the beauty we feel the force of eruption down here in the middle
of europe; we can't travel several days by plane anywhere.

engelskirchen, near cologne / rhine

Posted by Bert Kahle April 19, 10 09:17 PM
730.

Natural disasters will come and go. Really nothing new, just same old stories with different actors and locall.....Frank in Stoon

Posted by Frank Scheirich April 19, 10 09:25 PM
731.

Wow, these amazing events really bring out the lunatics in the comments. No, there haven't been any more earthquakes or floods than any other year, and the Icelandic volcanoes erupt quite regularly! Go do some research if you have any idea what that word means. Much easier to rant on about the end of the world than actually come up with facts to support it. It is just that now, with the Internet, we all get to see these amazing natural events (which have, by the way, been going on and on for over 4 billion years) in fabulous color and immediately because of all the crazy people who rush to take the pictures. Amazing world we live in (albeit so briefly)!

Posted by geogirl April 19, 10 09:29 PM
732.

Oops,by the way, I was in Iceland in 2008, and it is an amazing, harsh place, with astonishing evidence of the volcanic forces that shape it and created it. I still don't think I would stand that close to those lava flows!!

Posted by geogirl April 19, 10 09:32 PM
733.

More info!

Posted by Lily Brooks April 19, 10 09:34 PM
734.

The pictures are Awesome and extremely scary!! But until this hits home, I for one will have to get up tomorrow and go to work because at the end of the day, week or month, we all have bills to pay regardless. Life goes on no matter what. We can convince ourselves that we can change NATURE but who are you kidding? It's more like NATURE will change us eventually, but until then....happy loving, working, spending, etc.....everything....and enjoy the scenery!!!!:) This is not DRAMA it is simple NATURE!!

Posted by Experienced single mother April 19, 10 09:41 PM
735.

Volcano's are now guilty of polluting? Which one of you idiots is going to volunteer to sell the volcano some carbon offset credits? It's how the world has become what it is you fools. We have no way of controlling it and still some whinge about the pollution - this is nothing compared to what has already been and will probably be again.
STOP believing journalists and politians and wake up please.......

Posted by cam April 19, 10 09:51 PM
736.

I loved reading the comments as much as looking at the pictures. Yes, this is a phenominal Earth! in a phenom... solar system.....etc.! ad infinitum....

Posted by Jeanell Wendeborn April 19, 10 09:53 PM
737.

i feel sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry for the people in iceland. i just wish i can help them and i hope everyone feels the same way.

Posted by i want to help April 19, 10 09:55 PM
738.

wow!!!!!!! it's hard to believe this is really happening.....nature is such a magnificent force. what else can i say, i'm glad i'm not stuck in an overseas airport, for sure. travellers must be getting very very antsy and impatient, no choice but to hang in there. someone said on facebook earlier this evening that wouldn't it be wonderful if all the music bands had a big jam session in an airport and that could really pass the time!!
i feel very safe in Nova Scotia

Posted by eileen power April 19, 10 09:57 PM
739.

Bumi kita makin tua, sudah saatnya kita untuk memperlakukannya dengan bijaksana dan berhenti untuk mengeksploitasinya. Jangan lagi tanyakan apa yang bumi kita sudah berikan kepada kita dan anak cucu kita, tapi sudah saatnya kita tanyakan apa yang kita sudah dan bisa berikan untuk mempertahankan eksistensinya untuk bisa mendatangkan manfaat bagi kita semua termasuk generasi sesudah kita.

Posted by Septiawan Andri April 19, 10 09:59 PM
740.

Beautiful, Fantastic, Frightening!

Posted by Cheril Mosher April 19, 10 10:00 PM
741.

wow! that is CRAZY!!!

Posted by rebecca April 19, 10 10:04 PM
742.

Thanks to the brave photographers,wonderful to see what's happeniings
miles away that's cousing all the problems to the air transportatation.
,in Europe

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 10 10:04 PM
743.

I had no idea what had happened in Iceland because of the explosion.

Posted by Charles D. Arnold April 19, 10 10:07 PM
744.

natural and original photo

Posted by dafir suat April 19, 10 10:15 PM
745.

awesome pictures... fabulous website:)

Posted by danny April 19, 10 10:39 PM
746.

Its the start of Ragnarok, the Ice Giants moving down from the north and so newar to 12th Dec 2012 too.

Ahh well mankind, you tried your best, good luck to the next Earth dominant species (but forget about the religion thingy.. too tricky).

So long and Iceland thank you for the fish!

Posted by John Shearer April 19, 10 11:17 PM
747.

Great Photos,what will this do to the enviroment?, hard to say. l am from Canada, Saskatchewan. We never have any disasters out our way. lt is terrible to see. Nice pictures is the only good thing about it.
l am 61 yrs. of age. l am a Quadraplegic, l broke my neck in a car aaccident on May 1st. 1965, l've had a great life, thanks to friends. l have a Service Dog, a Black Labrador by the name of Rider, he is great help to me.
Gilles & Rider.

Posted by Gilles George April 19, 10 11:22 PM
748.

Beautiful pictures. :) Thanks for putting them up!

Posted by Anna April 19, 10 11:36 PM
749.

Photographs are nice for visual entaertainment.But from the core of our heart can we feel the threat of the melted glacier?did we ask ourselves will there be any rebirth of that Eyjafjalla glacier in Iceland? If we want to protect environment, specially from volcanic eruption then what should we do?

Posted by Rhyddhi April 19, 10 11:39 PM
750.

This Nature people should understand that playing with nature and go against them this will happned and face the tune befor its too late learn and don't go against nature respact the nature?

Posted by Mr Jaideep Singapore April 19, 10 11:39 PM
751.

damm this volcano i cant come back home to Lithuenia. Im stuck in San francisco for 4 days and soon may bey please god dont do it, I can run out of money. whish me luck guys :)

Posted by Nikita April 19, 10 11:48 PM
752.

geez people, its a volcano. on earth. its not the end of the world, this stuff has been happening for billions of years. if you live on top of a volcano, dont complain when it erupts, if you live near the ocean, dont bitch when a hurricane hits. i live in texas and i dont think its the end of the world cuz its abnormally hot.

Posted by steven April 19, 10 11:48 PM
753.

Everybody run!! That mean old Christian god is out to get us again!
Get over it people ... I'm not the first to point out that earthquakes, floods, eruptions and "natural" disasters were around long before people were. This is our planet doing what it does to relieve the physical stresses that are built into a massive orb. Gravity compresses the core to a molten state and the mid-atlantic rift is one of the weak spots where we see the fire works. The earth is just blowing bubbles

Posted by gokart April 19, 10 11:50 PM
754.

We used to live in Iceland and all I have to say is wow. Such a magnificant country to see and I knew it was splitting. God speed to all that are there.

Posted by Lanette April 19, 10 11:50 PM
755.

Why is that mankind can't see what they are doing to the beautiful earth .that GOD gave use to live our lifes.Theres no turning back now,mankind has lost that chance now it is in Gods hands.God gave us the knowledge to keep it a beautiful earth and we blew it.So the next time mankind wants answers stop and think how destructive mankind has been.
P.S,we did have a beautiful earth and I truly thank you GOD for that.

Posted by Malcolm April 19, 10 11:51 PM
756.

I am always amazed how arrogent people are still against each other while posting comments. The Earth is reclaiming Herself and so many fools just sit and belittle each other. What does this say. Prepare to learn your lesson either easy or hard. It is comming. Become one with Mother Earth and live in peace with each other or suffer and die. The choice is yours.

Posted by Brother Hawk April 19, 10 11:54 PM
757.

Nature showing its power that she is in command.............It is is just unbelievable.........

Posted by Kris Bedi, USA April 20, 10 12:09 AM
758.

yeah, I think women dressing immodestly probably caused this whole thing.
Eve started it. That makes the most sense to me.

Posted by Evelyn April 20, 10 12:10 AM
759.

Nice pictures,but mankind is paying the price for all the wrong choices that have been made on this earth God bless mankind

Posted by Malcolm April 20, 10 12:15 AM
760.

One of the best nature's power, fury & beauty.

Posted by S.Subramaniam April 20, 10 12:17 AM
761.

nature is an animal.

Posted by Ben Dover April 20, 10 12:17 AM
762.

Suddenly the exhaust from my civic isn't such a big deal. Looks interesting though. Too bad about the flights, I was expecting an arrival from europe.

Posted by Andrei April 20, 10 12:26 AM
763.

People, PLEASE learn how to spell and use basic grammar!

This is an awesome display of mother nature that has been happening for millions of years. To the folks that believe humans could have caused such an event within the 100 years of industrialization, you take humans way too serious. We are not that big of a deal once you look at the entire picture.

Posted by Andy Bell Atlanta, GA April 20, 10 12:31 AM
764.

I took the time to make this poem for all you volcano lovers our there. Woo.
V - Very Awesome.
O - Oh My God.
L - Like that.
C - Completely Good.
A - Awesome.
N - Nothing Suss.
O - Oh My God.

Posted by Peter Pan April 20, 10 12:33 AM
765.

Nature's doing what it's always been doing: raining, snowing, quaking, flooding, and periodically blowing its top somewhere on our planet.

Man's ego wants to believe that he's important. Hahaha..Give me a break.

Posted by norm April 20, 10 12:39 AM
766.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster told me in a dream that religious idiots would post that it was the end of the world on this site. He was right......again. He also told me that the end will come only when the world uses the last of the marinara, so keep churning out that sauce, you guys. See the creator's official site and join the fun with an organized (fake) religion that understands the true value of humor!

Posted by Spaghetti Master April 20, 10 12:53 AM
767.

The Earth is changing and we get to see the beauty at hand. Why must it always be so bad? Why can't it be the beauty of humanity shifting the Earth. If we effect it so much then why can't who we are effect it in an amazing way. Yes the end times are here we are in the middle of them but its not quite what people think. It is the end of some very old energies that desperately needed to be released from the Earth. Watch for the changes because some truly beautiful things are about to happen. Look for tragedy and you will find it, look for hope and you will find a new Earth and a new type of human.

Posted by LarE April 20, 10 01:02 AM
768.

What is all the fuss about?????? If it never happened you would all be dead in a hundred years anyway!! Why do we whine about tomorrow, instead of enjoying today. I know I can't change tomorrow, and yesterday is filled with things I didn't take advantage of today!!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 01:03 AM
769.

The people that took these pictures must have had chills going up and down their body to see and take pictues that close, The ash that flows all over the county will help farmers have great crops in the next year or two, but tobad that people have to move to safety and may lose what they have built for their future go down and under the lava. What will happen next to this world makes a person wonder.

Posted by Dave Homenick,Edmonton,Alberta,Canada April 20, 10 01:04 AM
770.

We are so lucky to live at a time when so many of us can be witness to such spectacular natural events.

Posted by Tim Godsil April 20, 10 01:09 AM
771.

MacDonalds, worldwide, is giving away a free Big Mac to anyone who can correctly pronounce the name of the volcano. Starts Tuesday, so practice the name and say it correctly to your server , one try only, and your order is free.

Posted by studakota April 20, 10 01:11 AM
772.

I Loved DOC ROCKS comment !!!!!!! Beautiful Majestic Photography!!!! Amazing Pictures And Each One Tell A Story in its own way!!!! Kudos To Each Picture AndPhotographer,,

Posted by Vickie Entrekin April 20, 10 01:22 AM
773.

Los signos de los tiempos.... nuestro planeta se defiende del humano.
Nunca hasta ahora, la Tierra se sacude... Haiti, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico y ahora Iceland.. todo en tres meses.

Posted by Fernando Ramon Azcona Matiella April 20, 10 01:25 AM
774.

Me es difícil creer lo impresionante que es una erupción de un Vulcano en vivo y en acción, ahora existen los medios y dedicados fotógrafos que arriesgas sus vidas para hacernos llegar la maravillosas tomas, pero lo que deseo hacer conocer como consultar; No es un mal necesario que los volcanes puedan ponerse en acción de erupción; Por lo contrario, los resultados serian peor, de allí me parece que vienen los movimientos sísmicos, buscando salidas de erupción de nuevos o antiguos volcanes, los volcanes es parte del sistema en que existen, para mantener este planeta lo suficiente en su calor en el centro de la misma y por ello existimos gracias a la mantención permanente de un calor adecuado, tanto en propia tierra, como el mismo sol por fuera. Dejo en criterios para que estamos preparados y cambiar de lugar para vivir y que un volcán avisa con tiempo su erupción, mientas que un terremoto no se sabe donde y cuando sucederá?
Saludos y que Dios Verdadero bendiga el cuidado de sus hijos y que tenemos la misma precaución de cuidarnos?
Juan Félix Proaño
Bolivia.

Posted by Juan Felix Proaño-Polastri Miranda April 20, 10 01:26 AM
775.

It's kinda funny to me how everyones beliefs came out in these comments
Will the world really end?
Whose belief with be right?
Whose going to hell/heaven?
Are we all going to die in 2012?
Lolz if we go then guess ill never get out of high school alive.
Anyways when the time comes lets hope its quick and painless.
I really do like these pictures tho they look like they tell a story.

Posted by Aleesa April 20, 10 01:32 AM
776.

El planeta tiene ciclos de revitalización. El calentamiento global es un fraude. El cambio climático también. Sólo aprecien la inmensidad de esas erupciones. Cuánto calentamiento producen. Creen que apagando un bombillo el planeta se regenerará? Falso. El planeta no necesita acciones nuestras para regenerarse. Las masas de hielo no se derriten por el calentamiento global. El cambio climático es producto de la actividad solar. Son ciclos repetitivos del planeta derivados de la traslación, la rotación y finalmente de los movimientos oceánicos los que permiten el balance de la gran masa o su desestabilización. La teoría de la relatividad puede explicarnos estos efectos. Lo que produce el efecto invernadero tampoco son los gases que emanamos en el proceso. Por supuesto, el agua nunca desaparecerá. Solamente el manto baja pero siempre existirá.
Estuve escuchando que la iglesia evangélica interpreta la erupción de este volcán en Iceland, como una profecía bíblica que coincide con otras predicciones sobre el arrebatamiento. Si bien es cierto que hay que cuidar los recursos naturales y recuperarlos para mantener y mejor nuestra calidad de vida, restringirlos o limitarnos no contribuye en nada. Estudiemos los precedentes y encontremos soluciones.

Posted by Hugo Maynor López April 20, 10 01:32 AM
777.

Wow, All this like biblical type crap coming out of a few pictures. This has gone on since the beginning of time and all of a sudden because we get an occaional glimpse of it, we have all these far out heavy god interpretations going on.
We live on a huge ball of hot glop, and occasionally some of this stuff is going to com up for a visit. Is all the God stuff really necessary. Can all the God people tune in to Benny Hinne and watch some of those "Real" Miracles". You could do an interpretation of those as well.

Stuic

Posted by BigStickyBug April 20, 10 01:37 AM
778.

Fury of nature !!!
Beautiful pics by the brave. Sure the coming generation will have the glimpse of this event which happens once in lifetime.
Thanks for bringing the event 'live' across the world which is watching it with concern not only for the economy ( already in shambles but for those who are caught in the act )
AK Sood (India)

Posted by AK Sood April 20, 10 01:44 AM
779.

Here today and gone tomorrow. Is tomorrow here?

Posted by Lynn Martins April 20, 10 01:51 AM
780.

Can't we just sacrifice a virgin into the volcano and make it stop?

Posted by Alex Baldwin April 20, 10 01:52 AM
781.

Nice to know the insignificance of humans...

Posted by harshita April 20, 10 01:56 AM
782.

It shows the doom's day is much closer, as said in the Qura'n the signs of ending the world have already started and as mentioned in the Quran The Sun will rise in the west soon

Posted by Abuashary April 20, 10 02:00 AM
783.

Maravilhoso, protejam a Natureza, senão...

Posted by Rui Santos April 20, 10 02:00 AM
784.

Comment #675 (Blaine) You nailed it! I read where Mt. St. Helens spewed more pollution in its eruption than man has EVER put into the atmosphere in total! BUT...there's no telling what that nut, Al Gore will say. Nice pictures, folks! Thanks

Posted by SAFye April 20, 10 02:02 AM
785.

I wonder - Do giant diamonds fly out of the top or do they just melt? If they do - How far away would they land. I'm thinking to look around outside.

Seriously - real natural stuff. The end or the beginning - not for us to worry about. Our job is to maintain the course.

Posted by Bill Scott April 20, 10 02:14 AM
786.

I lived through the explosion of Mt St Helen's. This is likely to last a week or a lifetime if not longer. We should all get used to adapting to it and therefore once it's gone we can relax.

Posted by Caren April 20, 10 02:23 AM
787.


There is too much happening on Earth and i feel we are responsible as we have total disregard towards our environment. The dust and pollution caused by automobiles , industries , humans etc etc is so much that in the next couple of years we will need to wear masks all the time as our planet will become TOXIC. What we have done is such a pity.
Sanjive

Posted by Sanjive April 20, 10 02:25 AM
788.

This is not a disaster....this is nature..thats it...ok and sorry but god has nothing to do with this....!!! we cant do anything about this..nature is in control on this one...and always will be....! its a volcano.....we know we live near them...so we have to be aware that volcanos erupt...??? yes it could have been alot worse but its not..! so it is not the end of the world as we know it......ok But fantastic Pictures...

Posted by louise April 20, 10 02:32 AM
789.

Type your comment here...Thanks to the photographer who has made it possible to see the wonderful view which was never ever possible for we indians. May GOD bring the things normal as early as possible so that my son who is strandard at Germany returns safely.

Posted by Anil kapoor Lucknow April 20, 10 02:47 AM
790.

fotoğrafları çekenleri tebrik ediyorum.

Posted by tuncer gün April 20, 10 02:47 AM
791.

in life every event happening has a meaning, in the time of phraroh, moses was having a massege to the king but many plagues felt without the king understanding what it meant.Today we are having several dister around us: earthquakes,sunnamies, floods, starvation, financil crisis, sea mammals dieng ,accidents, disease and several other events .But where is the solution of all these is to look to OUR CREATOR,SECONDLY,all these are warning to us that we have forgotten OUR LORD

Posted by ENOCK NYAGWENCHA April 20, 10 03:05 AM
792.

The voice of the Earth

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 03:35 AM
793.

Fotos impressionants i espectaculars.

Posted by Mateu April 20, 10 03:40 AM
794.

Damn, everyone sure is eager for the end of the world, huh? One volcano and you're already saying your prayers. It's a naturally-occurring event, this isn't Satan rising out of hell or something. Like people have already said, volcanos erupt in Iceland all the time.

Save your breath for cooling your porridge.

Posted by Yoop April 20, 10 03:41 AM
795.

We may have some effect on the planet, and yet we are so small in front of nature. We are part of nature. Cheers, Rody

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 03:41 AM
796.

Hard to tell what I saw and felt about it. Really nice pictures, but it is quite dangerous to life events. Nevertheless, workers on such events are really deserve thanks.

Posted by Hikmet Celik April 20, 10 03:42 AM
797.

Great pictures !

Posted by Job Mathew April 20, 10 03:51 AM
798.

الحمدلله على نعمة الاسلام

Posted by From Qatar April 20, 10 03:59 AM
799.

Ürkütücü.

Posted by güzin savcan evren April 20, 10 04:01 AM
800.

superrrrrrrrr............... mind blowing photos

Posted by nagandh April 20, 10 04:26 AM
801.

WOW Its amazing to see the wishful site, Ths Pics are absolutely stunning,Let's treat our Mother nature with Little more respect, Lets Save It. Hope everybody visiting the site give a little more thought to it.

Posted by Olivia Jacob April 20, 10 04:28 AM
802.

The eternal dicotomy - beauty & disaster. Nature at its most majestic but, at the same time, is she warning us ? The more spectacular the volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes etc., the more desperate she becomes because we do not listen & act. She even punishes the innocent to attempt to get our attention. Yes the world is overpopulated, yes there is corruption in every country & YES we are complacent about how we live & breed. It is a thought worthy of deep meditation and debate. Have we left it too late to change ? Did the Mayans have something relevant they hoped we would decipher ? Was Nostradamus delusional ?
You decide .......

Posted by Wendy Kirby-Smith April 20, 10 04:29 AM
803.

Amazing...a natural event occurs, like thousands of others throughout history and prehistory and so many people (just like they did centuries ago) are going on about God's anger or the revenge of Mother Nature (for people who have gone off God...but this is where the idea of God came from anyway) and preaching doomsday. Many of them seem to be Americans so it says a lot about the state of education and the capacity for logical thought there.

Posted by Bob April 20, 10 04:33 AM
804.

Amazing...a natural event occurs, like thousands of others throughout history and prehistory and so many people (just like they did centuries ago) are going on about God's anger or the revenge of Mother Nature (for people who have gone off God...but this is where the idea of God came from anyway) and preaching doomsday. Many of them seem to be Americans so it says a lot about the state of education and the capacity for logical thought there.

Posted by Bob April 20, 10 04:34 AM
805.

Spare a thought for the paint job on my beautiful car! This highly abrasive fallout is bad news here in Europe and probably not too good for our lungs. Why can't this stuff get sucked out through the hole in the ozone layer into the vacuum of deep space? Nice pictures though.

Posted by petrolhead April 20, 10 04:35 AM
806.

NATURAL DISASTERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. THIS IS NATURAL TECTONIC PLATES AT WORK. HOWEVER IT IS PROVED THAT GOOD INTENTIONS INTERACT WITH THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD THE SCHUMANN RESONANCE AND CAN WITH MASS INTENT OF GOODWILL LESSON THE SEVERITY. THE SUN CYCLE AND MOON CYCLE ALSO HAVE EFECTS ON THE SEVERITY. THIS IS PROVEN SCIENCE

Posted by DR GEOFF FREED April 20, 10 04:38 AM
807.

Just a simple sentence I want to say.

Please heal the world before everything is too late...

Posted by Edward April 20, 10 04:40 AM
808.

Well, this Tiger year Llunar Calendar) is no either good for all of us on earth as well. beside the volcano, earth quake happened in other end of China,, 2 aeroplanes accidnets happended on the same day(Indonesia & HongKong). More to come, believe it or not, try to avoid the sea side.

Posted by james Tan April 20, 10 04:53 AM
809.

The world is returning to where it began.

Posted by tayfunerler April 20, 10 05:01 AM
810.

Volcanic reactions bring out more than pumice and ash. It is nature; spectacular nature, but not God or Armageddon. The loonies it brings out are more worrying than the working of a marvellous planet.

Posted by paul desmond April 20, 10 05:04 AM
811.

kool fotos i luv em

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 05:09 AM
812.

Pics. are very nice but so scaring!

Posted by Mwana April 20, 10 05:10 AM
813.

عکسای زیبایی هستند. البته خسارت زیادی به بار آورده

Posted by Amir April 20, 10 05:14 AM
814.

For #721. You asked why the Hawaiin volcanoes do not cause the same problems as this one. I can think of several possible reasons. One, would be the size, severity and type of volcanoe. there is a lot of variation in the way they "blow" and what content type they have. St Helen was mostly hot ash, If a volcano is more lava than smoke and ash, it will flow down once it has reached its height. This one in Iceland seems to have a lot of everything... some lava but lots of smoke and ash. Another reason for the havoc this one has caused is how the debris is carried and which direction it is going. Hawaii has a lot of ocean around it. Iceland is much closer to very populated areas.

Posted by BJanSel April 20, 10 05:19 AM
815.

What a specatcular way to show who's the Boss !!!

Posted by Nageshwaran April 20, 10 05:25 AM
816.

wow! that is CRAZY!!! awesome pictures...Very dramatic, intense but beautiful. Thank you.

Posted by Lion B.Rajendran, Kumbakonam,Tamilnadu,India April 20, 10 05:25 AM
817.

wow! that is CRAZY!!! awesome pictures...Very dramatic, intense but beautiful. Thank you.

Posted by Lion B.Rajendran, Kumbakonam,Tamilnadu,India April 20, 10 05:29 AM
818.

Excellent Pictures! but sad to say the days are not too far when this would be seen all around the world.
guys we all need to work towards protecting the environment - save trees, grow more tree, preserve natural resources, etc.
for the next generation to be proub about us.
As. MJ said " Heal the world, Make it a better place for you and for me and the entire Human race"

Start Caring for a better tomorrow

Posted by tabby April 20, 10 05:29 AM
819.

652When the wretched of the earth in Africa, Asia and Latin America are witnessing the dying of children from starvation, foreign-sponsored wars, malnutrition and preventable diseases the Americans and Europeans are busy gawking at melting rocks as if that is what matters most in this goddamned world. SHAME

I just had to re-enter this comment after reading them all. how true it is

Posted by annie April 20, 10 05:34 AM
820.

Why do they call it Iceland?

Posted by Rick L April 20, 10 05:35 AM
821.

Es impresionante la fuerza de la naturaleza y el caos provocado por las cenizas en media Europa, con cancelaciones masivas de vuelos por el cierre de los Aeropuertos. ¿es coinsidencia los terremotos, volcanes en erupcion, lluvias torrenciales, etc,etc.? dEBEMOS TOMAR CONCIENCIA, CIENTIFICOS, GOBERNANTES, TODOS EN GENERAL, DE TOMAR MEDIDAS PARA QUE NO VAYA A MAS TANTOS DESASTRES NATURALES Y LA INFLUENCIA HUMANA EN TODO ELLO.

Posted by jose antonio espejo ruiz April 20, 10 05:42 AM
822.

Just another sign that we have to take better care of our planet ........

Posted by Kathleen April 20, 10 05:43 AM
823.

Great pictures. It is an excellent try to show what nature can do. It is also a try to knock the doors of the powerful countries to think about disaster management instead of increasing the strength of its armoury to kill the mankinds.

Posted by Satyakee Chatterjee April 20, 10 05:46 AM
824.

سبحان الله ولا إله إلا الله

Posted by Eslam Amgad April 20, 10 05:48 AM
825.

Nature's beauty and fury. Mankind should not try to fight or destroy nature.

Posted by Rajesh Gandhi April 20, 10 05:50 AM
826.

I dont think my driving along a beach should cause much damage, mother nature sure has her way to let us know [ STOP WASTING MONEY IN TRYING TO SAVE THE EARTH ] she'll blow it up anyway.

Posted by greg woods April 20, 10 05:53 AM
827.

I dont think my driving along a beach should cause much damage, mother nature sure has her way to let us know [ STOP WASTING MONEY IN TRYING TO SAVE THE EARTH ] she'll blow it up anyway.

Posted by greg woods April 20, 10 06:01 AM
828.

It's just a volcano eruption...not the end of the world, not some critique on American policy, not some Native American prophecy coming true....it's happened millions of times before and it'll happen millions of times again, long after you and I are gone. That's it. Why the f does everything have to be some monumental commentary on the problems in our world? It was a volcano, people....just some pretty lava and a melting glacier...it's affecting some of us, and that sucks...but other than that, it's just a friggin' volcano.

Posted by Nate April 20, 10 06:36 AM
829.

it is frighten but fantastic to watch this is pure nature doing it work i don't think man can prevent it by planting trees is only that we are young in this planet and never sow more violent eruptions of earlier century

Posted by abraham kabere April 20, 10 06:45 AM
830.

Beautiful pictures showing Mother earth in all her glory and all her fury.
Thanks for sharing these pics.

Posted by Rex April 20, 10 06:46 AM
831.

but but but...what are you guys saying???...end of what...this has been going forever. Just a few hundred meters below us is a massive incandescent mass...and when MAMA EARTH needs she FARTS and Ehmmm does POPO...ok, so no panic...get back to your prayers wile beautiful EARTH continues spinning around. Amen...

Posted by Mikel April 20, 10 06:47 AM
832.

Digite Aqui Seu Comentário ... Dizem Afinal Aquilo QUE SER DEUS NÃO É TÃO PODEROSO ASSIM! DEVERIAM VUCÕES OS LOCAIS CERTOS REBENTAR NOS, ONDE OS parasitas SE JUNTAM PARA desinfestação! GANHAVAMOS TODOS E TABEM O PLANETA ............

Posted by jose April 20, 10 06:47 AM
833.

Is this the end of the world?
looking at the photos looks fabulous but the truth is it is very dangerous to the world.

Posted by karan April 20, 10 06:48 AM
834.

Ma cac pe mine...aaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Bruce-Lee April 20, 10 06:50 AM
835.

these are some of the few instances when nature humbles us the most; it reminds us that it takes very little for nature to have the 'mighty' humans and other living wiped out; the awesome and ferocious beauty is something to be revered and admired; we, with all our technology are handicapped in such situations; let the BALANCE on Earth be maintained - either we do it or Nature WILL.

Posted by Raj Dey April 20, 10 06:51 AM
836.

Amazing photographs...Is this an indication of what is expected in 2012
around the universe?

Posted by Aroon Ajmera April 20, 10 06:58 AM
837.

One Ave Maria to the Mother of God and the Mother of All, by or on behalf of All 6 billion of us on this glorious blue and white jewel, asking Her humbly to restrain the Hand of The Almighty Father and He would return our love with His Infinite Divine Mercy = Love

Posted by Bernard Kelly in Eire April 20, 10 07:03 AM
838.

clever Earth has grounded all those nasty polluting planes, so it can pollute itself!

Posted by Tracie Mills April 20, 10 07:17 AM
839.

Thank you for providing access to this series of photographs of a truly awesome and spectacular event.

Posted by Ken Manning, Calgary, Alberta, Canada April 20, 10 07:19 AM
840.

Nature has its own way to work. We human beings are mere spectators.

Posted by amrit rajani April 20, 10 07:19 AM
841.

Photos are fantastic! How were they able to do that, but it was really so scary. I hope those people who wants to destroy the earth would contemplate of changing their attitude towards others. It's one big issue that destroy the earth.

Posted by Josey April 20, 10 07:25 AM
842.

IM-PRESIONANTE

Posted by TORO WET April 20, 10 07:32 AM
843.

Wow sometimes nature and be a mother.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 07:43 AM
844.

To see this only proves how NOT in control we are. Things can change in a heartbeat. It's just one more piece of the puzzle as the end days come closer and closer. While some think it is spectacular, in a way it is. It only reminds us that GOD is still in control....................

Posted by Thom Slaughter April 20, 10 07:48 AM
845.

I gre up in Hawaii, When the volcanos would erupt there we'd all get very excited also but in hindsight it was just another glorious thing to remember-Not the end of the world or a cause for celebration!

Posted by Rick Watson April 20, 10 07:52 AM
846.

doga ana kazanır

Posted by ozgur April 20, 10 07:54 AM
847.

Ban Volcanoes, they're ruining the atmosphere!

Posted by Mark April 20, 10 08:29 AM
848.

Guys, this is just nature....everything else is just a coincidence....celebrate life while you can as it is evident that there will be some casualties for the unfortunate that are in harms way of NATURE

Posted by Pete April 20, 10 08:29 AM
849.

Guys, this is just nature....everything else is just a coincidence....celebrate life while you can as it is evident that there will be some casualties for the unfortunate that are in harms way of NATURE

Posted by Pete April 20, 10 08:31 AM
850.

Marvellous pictures. It is nature's aweful destructive force and feeling for the people affected.

Posted by D J S Bhatia April 20, 10 08:40 AM
851.

TABİAT HARİKASI, HEM ETKİLEYİCİ HEM KORKUTUCU.SEYİRCİLER DE ÇILGIN.

Posted by TURAN GÜRZEL 20.04.2004 April 20, 10 08:41 AM
852.

2010 has started with a very noisy year, earthquakes and now volcanoes its just Mother Nature, our plant Earth is really unstable and we would thank our lucky stars we dont see more of these natural happenings. We are only here by the grace of Mother Nature and should take care of this planet of ours. We keep cutting down all the trees, keep digging up all the oil and then people complain about the weather and shortage of food and drought. This planet of ours has not got endless resourses, upset the balance of nature and we will pay the consequences for years to come. God help this planet of ours we are destroying it

Posted by c. williamson April 20, 10 08:55 AM
853.

aaaaaahh were all gonna die!

Posted by kyle benson April 20, 10 08:55 AM
854.

No matter what, you cannot defeat Mother Nature. It will do what it has to do in its own time and place. It is a heavy CROSS to carry. Perhaps crying out for help to be saved? The subject pictures are great, but humanity would be much better off not seeing such wonders that could or can cause suffering and disaster.

Posted by Vitez Csatazo April 20, 10 08:58 AM
855.

Something so beautiful yet so dangerous!

Posted by Gene April 20, 10 09:02 AM
856.

No matter what, you cannot defeat Mother Nature. It will do what it has to do in its own time and place. It is a heavy CROSS to carry. Perhaps crying out for help to be saved? The subject pictures are great, but humanity would be much better off not seeing such wonders that could or can cause suffering and disaster.

Posted by Vitez Csatazo April 20, 10 09:05 AM
857.

Потрясен! У нас в Залупянах недавно пивзавод сгорел - смотрелось ничуть не хуже!

Posted by Кныдличек April 20, 10 09:07 AM
858.

Muhteşem... Yanardağları seviyorum. Sıkıysa GDO ile önlesinler:)

Posted by Faruk Duman April 20, 10 09:15 AM
859.

Soberbas fotografias ! Contudo, "espirra" um vulcão e a Europa fica com a gripe aviónica !... Cuidado meninos comandantes deste Mundo, é hora de repensar a nova ordem mundial !...
Aprendam com a Natureza; aprendam a interpretar o meio que vos cerca !
OUVIRAM AMERICANOS ?!...

Posted by António Ramos de Carvalho April 20, 10 09:24 AM
860.

La madre naturaleza ha hablado.....estamos acostumbrados a la comodidad de volar y se nos hace un mundo cojer otros medios de transporte

Posted by maria jesus April 20, 10 09:25 AM
861.

Magnificent photographs! However, "snif" a volcano and the Europe is with the grippe avionics! … Care boys commanders of this World, is hour to rethink the new world-wide order! … They learn with the Nature; they learn to interpret the way surrounds that you! AMERICANS HAD HEARD ! …

Posted by António Ramos de Carvalho April 20, 10 09:29 AM
862.

Lots of people r stranded. If u don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything @ all.

Posted by sam April 20, 10 09:40 AM
863.

Absolutely the most impressive photos I have ever seen of the planet at work. I guess the earth is suffering a little indigestion, suppose it needs an outlet for all that gas building up inside its core.

Posted by Imelda Kearney April 20, 10 09:43 AM
864.

Wow......distructive and yet so beautiful at the same time!!!!! Only GOD??

Posted by Sharshar April 20, 10 09:50 AM
865.

I cannot belive the eruption in iceland it makes me sad to see people that want to come home from iceland to go and see their familys in the states or other places. Yesterday I was watching Monday Night Raw a wrestling show were the Raw rooster was to be there in New Jersey and they said that the valcano in iceland had erupted and my heart sank. I wish everybody hope and saftey

Posted by Iesha Davis April 20, 10 09:51 AM
866.

#709 - Chuck, it may seem like this volcano is emitting a hell of a lot of toxins. (I sure wouldn't want to breathe in a plume of that smoke.) But you're way off if you think it is emitting anything close to the amount of pollutants humanity puts out.

At this point the estimates on the CO2 output have a pretty wide margin, but it is somewhere between 150,000 and 300,000 tonnes per day. Meanwhile, the European airline industry alone puts out around 440,000 tonnes per day. So, even if we take the worst estimate, the volcano has caused a net decline in emissions of 140,000 tonnes of CO2 per day.

Posted by Eric April 20, 10 09:53 AM
867.

but but but...what are you guys saying???...end of what...this has been going forever. Just a few hundred meters below us is a massive incandescent mass...and when MAMA EARTH needs she FARTS and Ehmmm does POPO...ok, so no panic...get back to your prayers wile beautiful EARTH continues spinning around. Amen...

Posted by Mikel April 20, 10 09:58 AM
868.

Bring back memories of flying over this scenic place in summer of 2009.

Posted by Vijay Jain April 20, 10 09:58 AM
869.

Responding to Comment 780:

Dude, if you're going to rely on finding a virgin to make it stop, we're in real trouble.

Posted by pride25355@mypacks.net April 20, 10 10:00 AM
870.

Look at the bright side....more real estate for Iceland...eventually.

Posted by Jon Lamphier April 20, 10 10:04 AM
871.

Unbelivable Photogrphs were taken.Hats off !

Posted by S.Radhakrishnan April 20, 10 10:17 AM
872.

What a nice pictures! Stunning!
-
I also do not really understand why some comments here put this volcano eruption in connection with how we behave on the Earth.
Ok, I understand religious comments somehow (I just have learned to tolerate/skip them).
But if supposedly intelligent people do think human industry has an effect to tectonic forces and like, I feel need to assure them it has NO effect.
We can make our water not drinkable, we can kill animals, pollute air and even cause global warming of the thin atmosphere (sun will do the real job in fact), but the volcano does not even know people are here and does not care. And we can just watch or run away... and cancel flights eventually :(

Posted by Michal April 20, 10 10:27 AM
873.

As imagens são impressionantes ! Mas será que estamos percebendo os avisos constantes em que a natureza mostra seu descontentamento ?
Chega de gases poluidores , pessoas inescrupulosos, gananciosas, desmatamento.... Meu Deus, quando iremos nos dar conta que viver é maravilhoso ?
Belo Horizonte - BRASIL

Posted by Izabel Faria April 20, 10 10:34 AM
874.

Tremendous show of force and beauty by Mother Nature !!! Let those
nations of the world who think they are powerful take note and
appreciate what real power is all about.

Posted by Paul Weidoff April 20, 10 10:38 AM
875.

The pictures were fantistic. I would loved to have seen this in person. I am so glad we don't have volcanos where we live. I hope everyone is alright.

Posted by Yvonne Runnels April 20, 10 10:38 AM
876.

These are beautiful pictures. I am going to save them including the comments they inspire. Religious fear has always arisen with dramatic changes of nature. I love the comment about throwing a virgin into the volcano, but don't think we should do it. I could throw in my ex-wife except she never was a virgin.

Posted by Norman Peters April 20, 10 10:49 AM
877.

If a valcano puts out more Co2 than the entire industrial age of man, then why hasn't life on Earth ended? And shouldn't the global warming enthuseists demand a carbon tax on countries so flagrently running a valcano?

Posted by Warming Hoax United April 20, 10 10:51 AM
878.

after every picture i saw all i could say was wow

Posted by briana April 20, 10 10:51 AM
879.

Many thanks to the Personnel taking these OUTSTANDING PHOTO"S.

Posted by Bill Hightower. April 20, 10 10:52 AM
880.

Gawking at molten rocks--I could not have put it better myself.
I won't say what we need to do with this world because I'm not a politician and my opinion doesn't matter. But no matter how many humans are on the Earth, the Earth is so much bigger. The human race might not last, but the Earth will. We need the Earth to survive, but the Earth does not need us. We need to realize how unimportant we are in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 10:55 AM
881.

It has now been proven: VOLCANOS SPEW NUTS!

Posted by Margareta St. Louis April 20, 10 10:56 AM
882.

La natura ens parla.... ja poden haber nous coneixements, però te'n adones que aqueixa extraodinaria naturalesa tan poderosa et deix tan aplacat que no hi ha res amb tanta força.

Posted by Dolors April 20, 10 10:59 AM
883.

Wonderful and amazing pictures !!!

Posted by Eleanora65 April 20, 10 11:07 AM
884.

Are you kidding? Am I seeing people actually blaming a volcanic eruption on human action? Has this world gone completely insane?

Posted by Steve April 20, 10 11:09 AM
885.

Thanks for the great pictures. Imagine if an Atomic war with bombs making the same clouds but filled with invisible deadly radiation. If only 1 volcano can cause this much havic in the world imagine if it were multiplied 100x times by bombs. Thank God for a peaceful moment in history.

Posted by john Gardner April 20, 10 11:13 AM
886.

Espléndido reportaje y maravillosas fotografías. La Naturaleza no cesa de enviarnos avisos. Poco a poco se termina el plazo, culpa de estos paises que quieren dominarlo mediante pruebas atómicas de toda índole.
Ernest.(Catalunya)

Posted by Ernest Ferrer Sánchez April 20, 10 11:13 AM
887.

I don't see how anyone can say that the volcano, or any other natural disaster is the doing of the supreme being. if god would speak to each of us, I think he would say, hey, don't blame me, you pigs on earth caused most of that crap. furthermore, I will not warn you when i am coming. if you aren't prepared to meet me, shame on you.

Posted by trumy April 20, 10 11:18 AM
888.

ESPECTACULAR¡¡¡¡¡¡
QUINES FOTOS MES MERAVELLOSES¡¡¡¡
QUIN VOLCA¡¡¡¡
LLASTIMA QUE HAGI PORTAT TANT ENRENOU AL CEL D´EUROPA¡¡¡

Posted by LLUIS SOLE April 20, 10 11:19 AM
889.

In the last few year a couple tsunami's have hit the world hard literally spinning the worlds axis just a bit, enuff to disturb the plates underneath, now us aussies are getting earthquakes(Which never happens), from a plate that has become active, i feel all this is just a taste of whats to come, Everybody should brace themselves for what could be a rough ride. I hope im just paranoid and totally wrong. But everybody should be prepared anyway,
My heart goes out to all that have suffered and lost loved ones.

Posted by Aeysrul April 20, 10 11:23 AM
890.

SIENDO LAS FOTOS MAGNIFICAS, APRENDAMOS A OIR LAS QUEJAS DE LA T I E R R A DE TANTÍSIMA BARBARIE HUMANA
UN ABRAZO

Posted by Ramón Garcerá Belenguer April 20, 10 11:24 AM
891.

Amazing! Thank you all so much for a great view of this natural, amazing thing! And I have to agree, this is the earth at work. For those that preach saving the world (and I work in clean energy, mind you), even if we had never built a thing and dinosaurs were still roaming far and wide, earthquakes would have happened in Haiti, Chile, and China. And this volcano would still have erupted. And the sun will still set, and rise again tomorrow. Your time here is short and whatever you want to make of it, be it full of complaints and victimization, or sunsets and sunrises.

Thanks again for the pictures!

Posted by surf life April 20, 10 11:24 AM
892.

Let's get back to work?

Posted by Ricardo April 20, 10 11:31 AM
893.

Amazing Pictures!!! This is nature...Volcanos erupt, eathquakes occur, etc...And why is the news blowing all this up like its never happened before?

Posted by Ben April 20, 10 11:38 AM
894.

Who really knows if this is the work of a human, or the work of GOD, what we do know is that it has happened before and it will happen again, who knows if anything like this is tied to something, like dooms day, everything is going to be O.K, besides the doomsday isn't exspose to come till 2012.

Posted by logan winey April 20, 10 11:40 AM
895.

The pictures are national geographic amazing!! But...The way I'm thinking it, the simple fact that worldly disasters have to occur in order for our survival. The fact being that they will more than likely cause a chain link of events irregardless at one point or another is inevitable. But to assume the worst-which most are doing is honestly the worst that any can do. I mean really, Haiti, California, Iceland, we all have disasters and all get through them with the help that we can give. To assume that movie "2012" is true, please reconsider the notion, ITS JUST A MOVIE!!!

Posted by Charise April 20, 10 11:44 AM
896.

Incredible photos and comments, thanks to the suppliers of these amazing images. Mother nature truly is a powerful force and we need to respect her for what she has provided us. Please recycle, reuse etc ... do what you can so we can provide a healthy planet for generations to live!

Posted by hillie April 20, 10 11:44 AM
897.

The thing that every one is so worried about is the fact that the glacier got melted. The scientists that made all those movies about all the glaciers melting and the earth flooding, people are worried that the end of the times is coming just because of one glacier melting. There are hundreds of them on the planet and yes I do agree that they have been getting smaller but that doesnt mean that the end of days is here yet. Mother earth is just showing us that she still is the boss and always will be. If you read the bible it does say that all these bad natural things happen but its GOD way of controlling the population growth. I really dont think that the humans have anything to do with something that happens with nature especially when there is nothing we can do about it. Wonderful pictures.

Posted by Tracy April 20, 10 11:46 AM
898.

What a wonderful earth God has created and every now and then He reminds us how powerful He really is. Praise be to God!

Posted by Stan April 20, 10 11:46 AM
899.

sanjive is wrong

a volcano eruption happens normaly not because of c02 in the air get your facts straight before you go online and sound ignorant

Posted by joshua April 20, 10 11:56 AM
900.

Very amazing picters The wonders of nature are truly breath taking
And creation made

Posted by Marie Jenkins April 20, 10 11:57 AM
901.

awsome

Posted by gdhnbfgmncnv April 20, 10 12:08 PM
902.

Its too great see those pictures taked from the vulcan we can see all its too wonderful thanks a lot ...

Posted by Luis April 20, 10 12:09 PM
903.

The care of Mother Nature is not a question of nature, but of the human heart. To comprehend this is sometimes beyond the human sense.

Posted by Pekka Niskanen, Finland April 20, 10 12:11 PM
904.

Much to do about nothing...yak yak yak...However, isn't it marvelous technology allows us to record such beauty??? Wouldn't we perfer seeing these beautiful photos of nature rather than Tanks, assult weapons and photos of politations? Mother Nature rules!!! Thanks Mom!

Posted by john graham April 20, 10 12:13 PM
905.

and don't forget.
behind every camera ter's a person. a brave one

Posted by jsimoens April 20, 10 12:14 PM
906.

If we did'nt have Volcanic erruptions from time to time,we would not be able to breathe. They help to give us oxygen,beleive it or not. If possible talk to some one who realy knows. So much misinformation out there tends to scare people. The pictures are brilliant,thanks for that.

Posted by patricia bradshaw April 20, 10 12:15 PM
907.

wow! great photos, nature at its best. very frightful for people living around the live volcanos, but that's what the world is all about. We can fight and conquer the world, but can we fight these natural disaster. No! human race one day might become extinct but earth will survive,as it has been for millions of years. so be nice to all.

Posted by Mahendra Kothary April 20, 10 12:16 PM
908.

The first time I read the comments of (mostly) Americans on Mother Nature.Exluding one Russian comment , they differ from what I usually read as comments of my compatriots.
And it is much easier to write (no tests for LOGIN etc)

Posted by Sheynin Leonid Borisovich, Moscow April 20, 10 12:18 PM
909.

allahou akbar la forse de la nature est infini.

Posted by chiko April 20, 10 12:21 PM
910.

What I find sad is that all we hear in the UK is the disruption to people and petty arguing about whether or not aircraft could be flying but very little thought has been given to the problems and experiences the people are having to face with this erupting volcano. Have we become that selfish and self centred? Thank you for the truly amazing photographs Mother Nature is truly awesome and really puts mankind in perspective.

Posted by M. Ladd April 20, 10 12:21 PM
911.

THIS IS TRUELY AMAZING !!!! THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WITH THE WORLD.

Posted by A. FOLDEAK April 20, 10 12:22 PM
912.

Ice and lava! There is an amazing magnetic beauty inside and ironically it is a diseaster for humankind...

Posted by Idil Aktun April 20, 10 12:24 PM
913.

Dear it is superbbbbbbb.... thank you for this photo. Send more photo... From MUMBAI.INDIA....

Posted by Paresh Gohel April 20, 10 12:29 PM
914.

This is a way nature reacts to the conditions changing, but it is also a warning. Nature is always beautiful, let us hope for less eruptions

Posted by Tomur Atagök April 20, 10 12:30 PM
915.

Wonderful and amazing pictures !!!Absolutely the most impressive photos I have ever seen of the planet at work

Posted by kesha & jeny April 20, 10 12:32 PM
916.

It's beautiful. Thanks

Posted by Arash April 20, 10 12:35 PM
917.

Makes one feel quite insignificant. Outstanding photos.

Posted by Jacque Jones April 20, 10 12:37 PM
918.

What ever will be, will be! Mother Nature in her true form.

Posted by Judy April 20, 10 12:42 PM
919.

Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 12:42 PM
920.

About the only thing anyone can say in defense of an incredible volcano that is erupting is "Thar she blows!" - and then get out of the way before they find your body encased in ash some time later when it all stops, just like they did at Mount St Helens. Somehow standing around an erupting volcano to see it continue, "feel" the heat...etc., is a bit like tempting fate.

For the 'environmentalists' that think our 'lifestyle' had something to do with it erupting - well, if we could cause it, we could also not cause it, or in other words, we could STOP it. I don't see that happening anytime soon, do you?

Posted by Mrgymbeaux April 20, 10 12:46 PM
921.

Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!

Posted by GNix April 20, 10 12:46 PM
922.

It is not our fault that a volcano should erupt, that is nonsense if you believe it and you should go back to school. It is our fault the earth is hurting, and a volcano going off has nothing to do with mother earth's retribution nor is it a "disaster" forced by our hands. The volcanic eruption is a natural occurrence, our damaging life styles are not. Don't worry about the volcano, worry about your own self harming the planet.

Posted by Dominus April 20, 10 12:46 PM
923.

Stunning pictures!! Thank you. Nature at its longer lasting fury. Ice cold and burning flames coexist. Nature reminds its power over us. We wait and watch for it to cool back. Look foraward to some more pictures as it fades.

Posted by Raghavendra Rao April 20, 10 12:46 PM
924.

Wonderful Pictures.
We should not be worried about such events it is not the end of the world. That's one of nature's natural behaviour. Let's thank and praise the Lord for showing us such events.

Posted by Joseph I Msaki April 20, 10 12:47 PM
925.

good pictures.......(..)

Posted by al berryman April 20, 10 12:55 PM
926.

i think that th volcanic ash is due 2 nature pretty much the smoke has already sread over many airports stopping planes from flying and leaving thousands delayed and in some cases stranded abroad. if us human hadnt destroyed the world with all the mess weve made . think before you judge me wen earth was made it was beautiful new fresh then humans came 2 earth then we gt smarter always wanting more wt more cld we want we were given earth as a life something 2 live o and care for weve rund earth it will neva be da sme we are 2 blame for pollution, swine flu, disesase, money , rape, floods , sunamies all us help earth please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Posted by anonyoumus April 20, 10 12:56 PM
927.

Fantastic pictures!!!! Nature changes nature!!!! Photos freeze the moment.

Posted by ranjanchadha April 20, 10 12:56 PM
928.

Spectacular pictures! Volcanic eruptions are natural events. If you want to put a religious slant on it, such events were part of creation begun by God and have been going on since the beginning of time. It is not necessarily a signal that Dooms Day is around the corner because, if it were, then Dooms day should have occurred many times in the past. So let's just enjoy the beauty of the eruptions and deal with the "fallout" with rationality and calmness. Oh yes, prayer for those adversely affected can never go wrong!

Posted by J. Troke April 20, 10 01:06 PM
929.

Unfortunately, though the erruption will have reduced the emissions due to grounded aircraft, an awful lot of people servicing airports around Europe will be in danger of losing their jobs due to loss of revenue by airline companies.
Every stick has two ends and you can't pick one up without getting both.

Posted by Sue Williams April 20, 10 01:06 PM
930.

that is so sad about the people in iceland

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 01:13 PM
931.

People are so impressed with the photos that they are speaking in tongues......

Posted by peter c. grauert April 20, 10 01:18 PM
932.

I'm sorry for being so ignorant, but can somebody explain to me how deforestation, CO emissions, and throwing away my water bottle drives tectonic activity?

Posted by lm April 20, 10 01:20 PM
933.

awesome pics... just wish there were more of them that has disturbed air traffic.... that is what the world is crying about!!! but then this mother nature at her best. what about the "5 times this blast"? it is going to happen, then what????? it will a global winter... when? how? no answers to these questions....

Posted by Ajit Rana April 20, 10 01:24 PM
934.

É verdadeiramente espectacular. A natureza tem aspectos fantásticos e aterradores. Esta maravilha da natureza só é possível por que foi criada por Deus.

Posted by José de Calamboloca April 20, 10 01:27 PM
935.

Has nothing to do with some god or humanity...simply nature taking its course as it has for millions of years. It IS beautiful and destructive.

Posted by John April 20, 10 01:31 PM
936.

I am astonished too see these photos...and finally understand that the world will be empty one day ....that is this the play of God to end" Kaliyuga" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sankaran April 20, 10 01:36 PM
937.

cool pics from the land of fire and ice, too bad some people think it is our fault, mother nature at its best nothing else, just ask the other 18 active vocanos on iceland.

Posted by cactus April 20, 10 01:41 PM
938.

"explain to me how deforestation, CO emissions, and throwing away my water bottle"
That is not all we are doing- drilling oil, bombing each other, and more... every destructive action changes our environment- the atmosphere, the earth, even the tectonic plates.
I don't have all the answers either... but I think it's time to stop being "blissfully ignorant" and start educating ourselves and caring about what is happening.

Posted by Blue Alba April 20, 10 01:43 PM
939.

The Pictures are great. When I look at them I am reminded how
great our Lord is, this type of thing is truly in His Hands.

Posted by Ralph Nelson April 20, 10 01:48 PM
940.

This is awesome and a lesson for people who takes mother Earth forgranted.

Posted by Sanjay Singh Muz, Bihar,India April 20, 10 01:49 PM
941.

Truly Amazing, one never nows what will come tommarow lets just offer ourselves upto heaven now and try to live today better than yesterday. May those that need it be in capable hands and those who have gone ahead be with the almighty.We need lots of prayers for all of human kind!
THANKS FOR THE AMAZING PICTURES.

Posted by Ruth Curiel April 20, 10 01:56 PM
942.

I'm about as close to that volcano here in Lubbock Texas as I need to be.

Posted by Ed Houser April 20, 10 02:00 PM
943.

Well folks this is not the end of the world. That is true, This is nature doing what is does best, exsist. However the scientist have even stated that this particular eruption is partially human kinds fault. Global warming is real people and because of it our Glaciers are melting. In this particular instance the ice has melted causing less pressure on the magma letting it rise to the surface, not to mention whatever magma/Lava was frozen at a time is no longer. If we do not get our heads out of our butts and clear it free of ignorance we will not have a chance. Global Warming is real and is very dangerous to us all. We are the problem and there fore we must be the solution. We can clone animals and make artifical hearts but we can not solve a Global Crisis that we caused????? Seriously??

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 02:01 PM
944.

todo tiene logica, la energia se acumula en la tierra, como en la atmosfera, calentamiento global, pero mas al interior de la tierra y eso esta como una bomba de tiempo........por lo que preparaos para mas terremotos y actividad volcanica, y posteriormente una glaciacion, por la falta de llegada de rayos de sol, muchas nubes, el emisferio norte sera inhabitable.
No he escuchado a ningun listo de los politcos, hablar de la grave situacion geoestrategica, desvelada por el volcan.

Posted by adrian April 20, 10 02:08 PM
945.

enough, all ready

Posted by scottie mac April 20, 10 02:13 PM
946.

Damn, thats scary

Posted by Mr. Santader April 20, 10 02:15 PM
947.

As particles fall & become soil they help roots grow to promote plants that use CO2 & liberate Oxygen. Meanwhile, preventing megapollution by jet exhausts is a problem mostly for spoiled travelers. Rejoice, folks, Earth is doing a better job for us than we are for her.

Posted by dino April 20, 10 02:23 PM
948.

Awsome experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Samitinjoy Sinha April 20, 10 02:24 PM
949.

Wow what a sight that is a beautiful thing to see!!!!!!!!!

Posted by natalie April 20, 10 02:24 PM
950.

As particles fall & become soil they help roots grow to promote plants that use CO2 & liberate Oxygen. Meanwhile, preventing megapollution by jet exhausts is a problem mostly for spoiled travelers. Rejoice, folks, Earth is doing a better job for us than we are for her.

Posted by dino April 20, 10 02:24 PM
951.

This is the answer of the nature, to whom are trying to make BIG BANG.

Posted by Sirma San April 20, 10 02:28 PM
952.

They are really beautiful pictures, so wonderful and awesome.

Posted by Toni Partridge April 20, 10 02:31 PM
953.

super tinetio tot asa

Posted by calin April 20, 10 02:35 PM
954.

Beautiful landscapes in the world I wish I were one of those photographers

Posted by Romel Al Bazi April 20, 10 02:41 PM
955.

Thanks for the pictures. Brought back many memories of when I was stationed in Iceland with the Air Force in 1954. Tour the area often to see the old lava flows and the active steam vents. Great work.
Joe

Posted by Joe Bell April 20, 10 03:04 PM
956.

more Real Estate....DON"T BUILD!!!!

Posted by Ken Hillman April 20, 10 03:07 PM
957.

i'd pour some water in this volcano and add cement to see what happen.

Posted by Vladimir April 20, 10 03:08 PM
958.


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW HOOOOOOOOOOT!

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 03:15 PM
959.

were going to dieee

Posted by james April 20, 10 03:15 PM
960.

Son fotografias espléndidas que nos hacen pensar que no somos nada frente al universo ylos seres humanos estamos llenos de fantasias que empobrecen momento a momento nuestra Tierra.
Los hombres que dominan las naciones se ven mermados cuando pasa este tipo de catástrofes y además piensan que han perdido mucho dinero cuando además pueden perder su vida en un instante; pero es que no pensamos y como no pensamos pasa lo que pasa.

Posted by Rosa April 20, 10 03:19 PM
961.

love de pics dude!! wat a corageous fotografer!!=]

Posted by puppy April 20, 10 03:44 PM
962.

It is Mother Nature's way of releasing stress.
Like humans after you release stress ,you feel better,
same way earth will be better place to live

Posted by ken April 20, 10 03:44 PM
963.

Some things are too amazing for words!

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 03:49 PM
964.

When it comes to nature, we are not in charge on earth

Posted by buzz mead April 20, 10 03:54 PM
965.

that realy sucks

Posted by jonathan gonsalez April 20, 10 03:56 PM
966.

Spectacular but thoroughly frightening performance by the volcano. If that doesn't bring respect for nature along with the fact it shouldn't be tampered with, nothing will.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 04:00 PM
967.

Assessing the causes of this eruption would best be left to experts, that is those people who know something about how volcanoes work. Having said that, people on earth have abused the earth enough to potentially be the cause of this activity, like it or not.

Do you think that underground nuclear explosions have no effect on the earth's stability? Please people, common sense may be "common" as in available to all yet it seems a lot of people deny what wisdom is found within it....

Posted by Patrick Longworth April 20, 10 04:02 PM
968.

I dont think i could live in Iceland

Posted by Nathan B April 20, 10 04:09 PM
969.

I'm waiting my son (post graduate sudent) who is travelling by plain at this moment from Zurich to Athens. The plain will be landed at 24pm. I wish him a nice trip.

Posted by Maria April 20, 10 04:15 PM
970.

Maravillosas fotografias...y que pequeños nos hacen sentir estas imagenes
si por unos instantes los seres humanos nos parasemos a pensar lo fragiles
que somos le dariamos valor a lo hermosa que es la vida...con las pequeñas
cosas del dia a dia.Irene

Posted by IRENE April 20, 10 04:16 PM
971.

mostrem mas é o mapa dos países afectados pela nuvem s.f .f.

Posted by graça April 20, 10 04:21 PM
972.

anouther cool volcano, no its not are fault, and yes ill bet anybody the world wont be destroyed in 2012. ill lay 100 to 1.

Posted by cactus April 20, 10 04:29 PM
973.

Amazing photos of Mother Nature in action. Makes one realize, once again that for all our modern technology, we have little power in comparison to the forces of Nature.

Posted by Nancy Leigh April 20, 10 04:34 PM
974.

The beauty and awesome power of God at work.

Posted by Tom Ashton April 20, 10 04:44 PM
975.

sozun bittigi yer....

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 04:48 PM
976.

This shows that the Earth is still very active. The pictures of the volcano are the best thatI have ever seen. Keep the readers informed about the stages of the volcano.

Posted by PauDriskill April 20, 10 04:49 PM
977.

Los hombres no tenemos conciencia de que se debe respetar a la Naturaleza, creo que la naturaleza se está rebelando por tanto abuso

Posted by paloma April 20, 10 04:54 PM
978.

NO COMMENT !!!
dirons ceux ou celles qui commentent les infos sur EURONEWS !!!

Posted by Mohammed DADI April 20, 10 04:57 PM
979.

The pictures are amazing. Think of the hardship the people have suffered in Iceland and elsewhere due to flight disruption.

Jomy M George

Posted by Jomy M George April 20, 10 04:58 PM
980.

Fotos impressionantes e aterradoras.

Será...... que a natureza dá estes sinais de aviso para o homem reflectir e pensar sériamente em não adulterar o seu ciclo natural?????

Posted by Luis Campos April 20, 10 04:58 PM
981.

The most spectacular pictures, beautiful, but also frightening..

Posted by stellam April 20, 10 05:00 PM
982.

Muy majo todo desde lejos

Posted by El Gorras April 20, 10 05:03 PM
983.

If this spectacle was a man made show in a theatre, people would line up for miles to pay whatever be the ticket price.
Miracles of God are awesome beyond words. When in my book ECHOES OF LOVE FROM HEAVENS ABOVE, I stated that true love can help you hear communications from beyond...I was laughed at and criticised.
With God, nothing is impossible.

Posted by MICKEY NIVELLI April 20, 10 05:08 PM
984.

fotos espectaculares la fuerza de la naturalesa es impresionante no debemos desafiarla debemos respetarla

Posted by wilfredo martell April 20, 10 05:10 PM
985.

Wow! Amazing pictures, but I'm glad I'm not there! (:


Posted by Lola April 20, 10 05:17 PM
986.

AWESOME

Posted by Susan April 20, 10 05:18 PM
987.

its really sucks that air planes cant land on the air port

Posted by Trey April 20, 10 05:19 PM
988.


re: comment #876 from Norman Peters: That was a very funny comment! I chuckled for quite a while over that one!

Posted by Leslie Rohrdanz April 20, 10 05:29 PM
989.

Wat een fantastisch fenomeen , een natuurverschijnsel waar niemand ook maar iets kan aan veranderen dan de natuur himself , zeer mooie foto's om naar te kijken .Wens ieder die van dit onvermogen niets kan gedaan worden door de mensheid , toch een veilige thuiskomst bij hun geliefden


Posted by Sterrefonkel Belgie April 20, 10 05:32 PM
990.

GodA COMMANDALIF LAAM MEEM

Posted by WAMIQ HUSSAIN SHEIKH April 20, 10 05:39 PM
991.

As far as man being responsible for this volcano, in the way suggested by some is silly. Unless you are referring to H.A.A.R.P then it would be possible, however highly unlikely.

Posted by AverageJoe April 20, 10 05:47 PM
992.

i like it

Posted by Carrie Zeringue April 20, 10 05:49 PM
993.

O homem é pequenino peranteos fenómenos naturais.Temos que nos render

Posted by Rosy April 20, 10 05:51 PM
994.

Fantastic photos! A site most of us will never see in person. As for those people who think this was caused by humans, get a grip! That's just like the idiot Iranian cleric who recently told his followers that earthquakes are caused by promiscuous women! Well...on second though, maybe these natural disasters happening so frequently now ARE caused by humans and God has become tired of our ways. Maybe these are signs of end times...

Posted by Andi West April 20, 10 05:51 PM
995.

Un verdadero erupto cojonudo

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 05:57 PM
996.

unfortunately coming to end of the world

Posted by noname April 20, 10 06:03 PM
997.

This is a real live example of the geologic process of forming a rift valley across Iceland and eventually separating the island into two parts.
Beautiful pictures. Thanks

Posted by C Davis April 20, 10 06:10 PM
998.

Spectacular pictures. Make it very real and frightening. Nature is still in charge and the end of world is not coming.

Posted by Duffy April 20, 10 06:12 PM
999.

Awesome photos!!!

I hope all ends well for those Icelanders. I hope there is a pouring of world support for those Icelanders, like there was for that cesspool of a nation Haiti.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 06:13 PM
1000.

No scientist with knowledge would ever say mankind could cause a volcano. Our technology simply isn't capable of that. Adding CO2 or other particulate matter to the air? Yes, we do that. Adding imbalancing chemicals to our water? Yes, we do that. We can do many damaging things but making a volcano is not one of them. Oh, and there is no god except Venus. Venus rules all.

Posted by Anony Mouse April 20, 10 06:14 PM
1001.

Great photos....#908's comment from Moscow regarding the fact that most of the religious commentary being from America is so true. Our Nation is overrun with "end timers", who get religion, science and politics all lumped into a screwed up and senseless logic. Most of them don't realize that they are the offspring of earlier rejects of the same religious cults that were kicked out of England in the late 1800's. Pity, that they are so sickened by religious fear that tampers with being able to view life realistically.

WE ARE SO LUCKY TO LIVE IN THESE TIMES WITH THE TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW US ALL TO VIEW THESE PHOTOS...........

Posted by Lorna Falkenstein April 20, 10 06:27 PM
1002.

the nature can change all over the world
people change too
its necessary to be calm and waiting for

Posted by tina portugal April 20, 10 06:28 PM
1003.

cool

Posted by bob April 20, 10 06:39 PM
1004.

Essas fotos nos leva a ter a partir de agora uma postura diante do meio ambiente que vivemos. Devemos comecar daki uma nova tendencia que é o cuidado com tudo que temos para viver, lembrar as outras pessoas do perigo de mais problemas que poderao comprometer nossa integrida. Que todos tenham em mente melhorar cada dia mais o sistema que vivemos.

Posted by ana maria alves lara April 20, 10 06:41 PM
1005.

be careful when your close to volcanoes.

Posted by sara latina April 20, 10 06:47 PM
1006.

People who are facing the trouble are strong. May God bless them.
Every person should Pray God/Nature to stop.

Posted by Deejay April 20, 10 06:48 PM
1007.

The type of natural ( disaster -type ) event everyone wants to witness up close, but doesn't want to be affected by....... good thing it's in a more or less remote area.......a great photographer's dream!! Fantastic images!!

Posted by Robertpl April 20, 10 06:55 PM
1008.

is eveybody allright

Posted by mckenna April 20, 10 06:59 PM
1009.

Wow amazing photos!! i give credit to those that are standing on that mountain while the lava is flying. It's an incredible once in a lifetime view i'm sure, but seeing it in pictures is as close as I think I want to come.

Also, I'm all for freedom of speach but for those of you who are freaking out about the end of the world OR pointing fingers at who they believe caused this to happen, you need to find a sunrise to watch to amaze you or a lightning bug in the forrest to appretiate. Life is too short to WORRY or COMPLAIN.

Posted by campgirl April 20, 10 07:00 PM
1010.

Amazing Photography..! The force of nature at work again.
How wonderful to be able to see such great footage of the Volcano, from the other side of the world.

Posted by Frances B April 20, 10 07:02 PM
1011.

On the comment suggesting human activity cannot affect tectonic activity, consider the following: The Earth's shape is that of an oblate spheroid held that way by centrifugal and gravitational forces. The surface is on a shallow crust floating on a core of heavy molten materials. As Icebergs melt the loss of ice weight causes the crust to rise. This involves tectonic activity. The Icelandid volcano may thus be a symptom of global warming. We may experience more eruptions and earthquakes as more glaciers melt. It is said Antarctica loses twenty four cubic miles of ice per year.

Posted by Gale Craig April 20, 10 07:04 PM
1012.

thats pretty cool

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 07:06 PM
1013.

I too marvled at the photos. Although I do see and feel the climate of the Earth changing, at least at my house, I'm pretty sure God had nothing do to with this volcano. Then again, maybe he did. He seems to enjoy killing and havoc whether it's by "natural force" or by sword and wars. He doesn't seem to be too interested in protection or prevention. In short, he's annonymous.

Posted by Grandma So Grand April 20, 10 07:07 PM
1014.

Wait until Yosemite erupts !

Posted by Perchenon April 20, 10 07:17 PM
1015.

EL FIN ESTA CERCA, PIDAMOS AL SER SUPREMO NOS PROTEJA.

Posted by GGAMINO April 20, 10 07:19 PM
1016.

First thank you to all the photographers who made this possible. To view this spectacle while being away from the eruption itself is a marvel.

My other thought is of sadness for any wild life that was lost by this eruption...

Enjoy the true beauty Mother Nature has provided on this planet Earth

Posted by Grandma April 20, 10 07:35 PM
1017.

To all the clowns : - Man has caused this? Wake up to yourselves...How about you actually find a Geologist and ask them what is actually occuring in Iceland...Or better still, find a book on Geology/Volcanology and read about plate tectonics...This same process is what has built the entire island of Iceland...and Iceland wasnt built in the last 1000 years when the global climate started warming...Or perhaps those damn vikings must have warmed up the Arctic with their campfires and the Island of Iceland rose out of the sea...

Global temperatures have been rising and falling throughout the history of the planet, sea levels have also been rising and falling along with the temperature changes...Currently the Earth is in the late stages of an ice age, so if the planet is warming...that would make sense right? Do your homework people...

To all those who so blatantly comment on some thing they clearly know nothing about...Do us all a favour and keep your mouths shut...Better to keep quiet and look like an idiot than to open your mouths and remove all doubt...

Awesome photos, would like to see more of this natural powerhouse...


Posted by Brad April 20, 10 07:46 PM
1018.

comment # 903 Pekka - how profound! Is this your original thought?

Posted by sandra April 20, 10 07:49 PM
1019.

i am sorry about your volcano it make you land sad so i will send a post to iceland it is not your fault, of your land can be happy so i am sorry url

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 07:58 PM
1020.

Can't wait to show these photos to my school students!
Thank you! I can't believe this volcano has been erupting for nearly a month and no one could forsee that there could be problems! Hhmmm.

Posted by Wendy in Virginia April 20, 10 07:58 PM
1021.

mi comentario es gue las fotos se ven muy bien pero con las cosas de la .naturaleza..nadie se mete porgue DIOS hiso al mundo y el se va a encargar de el y va incluido lo material ;la humanidad .porgue de el es el;oro y la plata y todo lo gue ha
bita en la tierra

Posted by maria April 20, 10 08:12 PM
1022.

wow these pics are really amazing!!!!! :) that was alot of smoke to....... well now i got to get back to my homework :(

Posted by freddy noble April 20, 10 08:39 PM
1023.

The earth is ever changing. There is not one minute on earth that it doesn't physically change. Volcanos always erupt, earthquakes happen every minute of the day. Maybe not so you can always feel it but it is happening. It has been this way since the earth began and this is how the earth slowly changes to take different forms. Nothing religious, nothing to do with human activity. Only science.

Posted by Darlene April 20, 10 08:43 PM
1024.

amazing! Wonderful photography. The comments are amazomg too!

Posted by Bud Dyer April 20, 10 08:43 PM
1025.

I came across these wonderful pics while looking for the volcano on Google Earth. I gave up the search and enjoyed the pics from Alan Taylor's story I happened on.

Sadly, some folks still believe Humans are responsible for "global warming", even though the sun is also warming our nearby planetary neighbors. I think such individuals have a superiority complex to think our presence determines the future. Sure, every human want's to feed their family, local cultures want to continue, and some business persons in all countries are greedy and have made gross errors with regard to "ecology" in places.

Human culture is in it's "teenage" years. I've gotten lots of gray hairs raising kids to adults, and they get "smarter" :) Hopefully, as a species, we can mature before, for example, all the giant redwoods and the critters that depend on them, are cut down. I believe we have the brain to do that. Nearly every country has their nature problems due to too many greedy humans.

I think before the world ends due to volcanoes, there will be another "near die-off" of humans (meteor impact, virus, hot sun ?), and a few of us will last to the next era of a global weather in which humans can continue.

No race, society or culture owns "God" or the "laws" of God. In religion, humans tell us what God thinks, and thinking people think about what God "says" to us, rather than what other humans in our tribe tell us God thinks :). I believe there is a God as I have seen God's work in my very humble life. But I don't blame calamities or human suffering on God.

Posted by gene April 20, 10 08:45 PM
1026.

I am amazed at the comments and the terrible spelling!!!!!
Yes, these pictures are fantastic, and I think the photographers are to be commended for their courage.
Thank you for your coverage of this spectacular event.
No, we, as humans, did not cause this. Mother nature is the activist in all these natural events. One thing for sure---it clearly demonstrates the magnificence and power of nature.
Len Fries--South Carolina

Posted by Len Fries April 20, 10 08:46 PM
1027.

The power of Gods creation! Awesome! Beautiful!

Posted by Carlene Mitchell April 20, 10 08:48 PM
1028.

The lava pictures are quite amazing and eerily beautiful. The ash plume does not begin to compare with what I witnessed with our resident volcano, Mt. St. Helens, right here in Washington State.

Reading comment #885 from Mr. Gardner about "this peaceful moment in history" I wonder what kind mental of a closet he lives in. Peaceful moment in history? Wars and human decimation and degradation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Congo, Somalia to name just a tiny few. If these are peaceful times, I shudder to think of what un-peace is like!

Posted by Luann Fredrich April 20, 10 08:50 PM
1029.

Fabulous!....photography! Thank you!

Shouldn't we all just figure out a way to not blame us and finally take the word responsible seriously? The God kooks can (and will) pontificate and give "testimony" as much as they like and will never understand that nature is and always has been their elusive spirit. There are no robes, there are only those things that grow, crack, explode, shake, twist, blow, and scare the living heck out of us.

Isn't it marvelous?!

Posted by Dr. Donald Trotter, UNEP/DEWA (retired) April 20, 10 08:53 PM
1030.

Awsome! Just want to emphasize that these events were prohpesied to come by Jesus himself, over 2000 years ago. So many people are blindly believing that mankind has somehow triggered these major earthquakes and volcanos but fail to remember that our contemporary scientists must have all failed the subject of statistics. The earth being here millions even billions of years has gone through major changes much more monumental than what we are witnessing today. Climate "experts" are trying to build a case for "human induced" global warming/climate change on a mere 100 years of information and only 50 of which are truly accurate.
There is a lot of money at stake if climate scammers don't get their way!

Posted by Tim Hunter April 20, 10 09:00 PM
1031.

God and his creations are fearfully and incredibly made. To make an act of nature less than it's nature warrants means there really isn't a reason for science. Why would we explore things we don't understand unless there is a natural magnetism for us to seek to know. God isn't about religion. Humans are about religion. Acts of nature are about creation in flux as we are whether you believe in divinity or not. The photos are a testament to creation. God wants us to explore and seek. Ask, Seek, know.

Posted by Sarah April 20, 10 09:11 PM
1032.

YEAH! BLOW!

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 09:11 PM
1033.

Great photos.
This is a good reminder how precarious our lives are. we are all living on a ball of molten lava with a crust only 100km thick.(i don't really know how thick it is) and an atmoshere protecting us from solar radiation only 100km thick.

As the earth (below the surface) slowly cools it shrinks and is part of the reason we have earthquakes.

Posted by steve April 20, 10 09:22 PM
1034.

Come see the beautiful snow covered mountains in and around BEND Oregon. the area is beautiful.and they were ONCE live , erupting volcano's. Miles of Lava rock still exist. Pull it up on your computer, See MT Bachelor.

Posted by Elizabeth Johnson April 20, 10 09:23 PM
1035.

The pictures are magnificent. How wonderful it is to have received them.

Thanks,

Joyce Ellington

Posted by Joyce Ellington April 20, 10 09:26 PM
1036.

Here's something to consider. We've had a large increase in volcanic activity, earthquakes, floods, horrendous storms, etc. in the past few years. Wasn't it only a few years ago that they turned on that Big Bang machine in Switzerland too? Connection????????? What's next?????

Posted by damian April 20, 10 09:28 PM
1037.

Wonderful, fantastic.

Remember " You can't fool with Mother Nature" She will always survive all of us, even as if our demise is her doing. It's almost like she is punishing us, for punishing her, by reaping (rape-ing) her resources with out restitution towards allowing her regeneration to be established by all of us.

Posted by gmcmhowner April 20, 10 09:29 PM
1038.

This is phenominal very unusual to see a cone like this. I can't even imagine the power.

Posted by cleev1 April 20, 10 09:42 PM
1039.

I want to share these pictures with my kids for a lesson of nature!

Posted by Youtze April 20, 10 09:42 PM
1040.

Well,
the equilibrium has been destroyed. I never read the Myanmar until a few months ago but something has been telling me inside that we would have some havoc by 2011 or 2012. After Tsunami, the axis and tropic of cancer have shifted, It has changed weather around the world, EQ's, even in Australia, extreme heat begining in south east asia in this month, excessive flooding in midwestern US and what not. WE, the human beings are reaching the point where we are so advanced technically that we have started reproducing from one cell of a body to a whole baby, yes, that's where we are. If you want a baby, go to Italy and spend $1M they will make a replica of you from one cell of your body, go figure. Nature is supposed to create us and the God is supposed to create nature, We are playing God now, we have to get ready for the consequences. And, all this pollution we are creating, it is seeping through, going in the Mother Earth, it is going to come back. I don't think we will be finished in 2012 but some huge catastrophies are coming our way, huge means huge, get ready O Human, You have to pay for your sins now.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 09:46 PM
1041.

Doesn't 'appen in Oz, YET ?
Alec Qld Oz 21Apr 10

Posted by Alec Starkey April 20, 10 09:49 PM
1042.

AMAZING pictures !! having lived in Iceland for nearly a year, this was almost frightening to me, every day I lived there, I looked out my window and saw a QUIET volcano near the air base, and hoped it would stay QUIET.

Posted by Nancy Ward April 20, 10 09:51 PM
1043.

Hope all ends well, and everybody is Safe, with God's Help they all will. Our prayers to all those people who are affected by this.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 09:58 PM
1044.

Beautiful pictures! However, those who are close to the mountain observing the eruptions haven't got a clue as to the temperament of the mountain. It could blow sideways in a nano second like Mt. St. Helen's in Washington State, USA, did and they would be toast!!!! Yes, it is awesome and yes I am from Washington State. But, has this volcano really shown the world the big show or are these eruptions a preview to the big one?

Posted by Jan April 20, 10 10:00 PM
1045.

There are disaters happenig all around, are we being warned and warned as a planet to start taking care of our planet and our peoples, should we not realise that only by coming together in harmony and love can we then co-operate and build a better world that respects nature and the people of this planet lets put down our weapons and take up our spades

Posted by Denise April 20, 10 10:00 PM
1046.

it is just amazing. i wish the world would be imagining how hell will look like by merely seeing the pictures. friends let's turn to father nature(God) as we think on what mother nature does

Posted by israel April 20, 10 10:03 PM
1047.

Please show us the map of the areas affected. It would help to learn more about the countries involved. Marta

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 10:07 PM
1048.

Very Interesting comments...some very good, some not. I feel for the people near there that are so adversely affected.

Posted by Maurice April 20, 10 10:08 PM
1049.

amazing photos!
I think that the people who come that close to a volcano are nuts, but then again, I have the same opinion of the storm chasers
I'm just a chicken, I guess
Maria, your son will be perfectly all right, and if there are some delays maybe he'll meet someone fatastic or have an idea for a book or something :o)

Posted by coachga April 20, 10 10:12 PM
1050.

Love the pictures. I feel for the people of Iceland. When Mt St. Helens blew it caused a lot of headaches for people here in the Northwest, but to look at the mountain now you would see a beautiful example of what mother nature can do. As for some of the other comments, all I can say is..."learn to spell for cryin' out loud!" For non-native speakers of English I can understand misspellings, but for English speakers there's no excuse.

Posted by needham April 20, 10 10:12 PM
1051.

Funny. Looking at these photos reinforced for me how there is no lord conducting all this. Why in the world would a superior being put lava under our feet? Whatever is the sense in stuffing the middle of our earth with magma hot enough to melt everything above it? I certainly appreciate the majesty and terrifying power of nature - but see not one iota of a reason to assign it to some other author.

Posted by Naomi Nissen April 20, 10 10:20 PM
1052.

I feal sorry for folks who were evacueted from the area. I strongly believe that people pray less than our forefathers used to. Praying and constant belief in GOD the Almighy ( the creator) will ease burdon this planet

Amen.

Posted by I B M April 20, 10 10:23 PM
1053.

I may seem as if I really don't know what I am talking about ..But just maybe this is natures way of healing it's self after all the damage we as humans have done to our planet.
We keep taking from the earth, but we don't replenish it, we are not giving it time to replenish we just keep taking and taking

Posted by John from Canada April 20, 10 10:28 PM
1054.

The pictures are phenomenal! Mother Earth keeps reminding us we are not in control. . . . . .

Posted by Phyllis B April 20, 10 10:42 PM
1055.

#943 - Anonymous - get a grip, mate. Global warming is about as real as the tooth fairy; you must really belive what you say when you sign "Anonymous"!

Posted by Jack Burdick April 20, 10 10:45 PM
1056.

Most Amazaing pictures I have ever seen

Posted by Don Rivers April 20, 10 10:45 PM
1057.

wow those are some awesome pictures

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 10:47 PM
1058.

Well, we keep thinking we are at the top of world, that we administrate, rule, we don't care about organisms "inferior" to our evolutioned minds, our magnificent reason, our unique self reflexion, but the only thing the earth has to do is shake a little bit for us to experience who is in charge!

And then...we've heard a lot about British Airway's loses....mmm....has anyone heard as much information about the population in Iceland?

Posted by Ana Díaz April 20, 10 11:01 PM
1059.

How audacious and pretentious,that any of you could believe that mankind had anything to do with this volcanic eruption, much less God. Nor has Man caused so-called global warming. Climate on our planet is cyclic and Al Gore is a propogandist. It is profoundly obvious that geology should be a requirement in our schools, starting in kindergarten.. From the comments I read ,from the people who viewed these pictures, it is apparent that we, as humankind, are doomed by our ignorance.

Posted by Peggy April 20, 10 11:05 PM
1060.

The earth is alive...and doing well....just a bend in the road of life....we all have them.
It kind of makes you think that man is insignificant within in the plan of life, but as God built the world, he made man...the only astronomer. With all the other life forms, man is the only one who can see his beauty and behold his mighty power.
Great pictures....just glad its not London, New York, Paris or Los Angeles...or your home town.....WOW!

Posted by Rod Boles April 20, 10 11:13 PM
1061.

Your going to charge me how much to carry on my luggage? Eat your greed now.

Posted by Anonymous April 20, 10 11:18 PM
1062.

AY ya fyat luh Glacier volcano. All "j"s are pronounced as a "y". Jokull means "glacier". Jokull is hardest for North Americans to pronounce.
"Yoh kutl" But you can say "bottle", right? Clip the last syllable so you don't end up humming it (i.e. "kuttle" is close, but don't hang on to the sound. Make it end abruptly like you just started to choke)

Posted by Melleny Lymansdottir April 20, 10 11:30 PM
1063.

It seems the earth is changing so much ! All the earthquakes, terrible storms, eruptions of volcanoes....wars and violence, the love of illegal drugs and gangs ... the people are addicted to so much of these bad things. With amazing technology we get to see awesome pictures like this ! Thanks for posting them.

Posted by Gloria April 20, 10 11:30 PM
1064.

...... and with that in mind he stops to unwind.....
for this is the time for the finest of grasses...........


beautiful picz

thanks

Posted by Duke April 20, 10 11:35 PM
1065.

We must sacrifice a beautiful young virgin!

Posted by Quadski April 20, 10 11:44 PM
1066.

Incredible photos!....to Damian (#1036), note that they began building the 'big bang' machine in Switzerland a few years back, but the first 'collider' test did not take place until about 2 weeks ago....CERN claims it was a success...humble me thinks "much ado about nothing"....but just think of the amount of carbon footprint that was saved by the more than 68,000 flights that were cancelled in the past week...lol

Posted by Andre A. Perret April 20, 10 11:47 PM
1067.

really awesome...i don't know if i'd be standing so close though....it had to be real hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by michele April 20, 10 11:49 PM
1068.

It is so frightening ans so powerful , what are we in front of this tremendous power of the nature and we are making such a lot of noise with peace and war and killing ourselves every where on this earth , we need to make peace because we have enough of ennemies with the catastrophy of the nature .

Posted by Monique Paradis April 20, 10 11:50 PM
1069.

Well, as a photographer...these photos were just wonderful. Nature at it's finest. Also, I do believe in God. I don't believe he is punishing us. I believe the earth has to move in cycles. We do abuse our planet and we all better wise up. I'm sure, in some circumstances, our thoughtlessness and greed, is doing our planet absolutely no good whatsoever, but it knows what it has to do to survive. So, it's going to do it's own thing. Don't worry about it.
I would love for those who are writing, to learn to spell, however. If you speak English, learn to spell correctly, and learn to speak correctly. There is no reason for simple ignorance. Just do it! We all only go around once. Maybe we should practice getting it right!

Posted by Joyce G. from PA., USA April 20, 10 11:51 PM
1070.

The mail is simply superbbbbbbbbbbb! I wish, I would have been there as a witness of this great creation of god!

Posted by Banani Chatterjee April 21, 10 12:00 AM
1071.

Bring your marshmellows!

Posted by Jon B April 21, 10 12:01 AM
1072.

I have never heard of the theory that an suddenly absent glacier could somehow cause previously pressurized magma to well up and result in an eruption. I think I'm with the old school volcanologists, that what happens INSIDE the earth is completely unrelated to what happens in the much smaller envelope of air and earth crust that lies on top. That being said, I'm hopeful that this ash will at least climb high enough into the atmosphere to reflect some sunlight that has been slowly building up the earth's mean temperature for a while now, and maybe we'll actually get a cooler summer and a normal winter that could be kind of like the old days (I'll even take one like when I was a kid in the 1960s). Maybe if we are reminded how the seasons used to be before global warming, we'll have the sense to make a tremendous effort to put it to an end and bring the earth's atmosphere back to the old equilibrium.

Posted by al April 21, 10 12:02 AM
1073.

I hope these photos are shown in schools throughout the world.

Posted by Judith April 21, 10 12:07 AM
1074.

why would thoses people go that close to it

Posted by frankie April 21, 10 12:19 AM
1075.

we are facing problem !!!
due to delayed flights !!!


Prashant Awate
Kothurd, pune
India.

Posted by Prashant Awate April 21, 10 12:46 AM
1076.

The Photos are amazing! I hope no one got hurt during the eruption. Why on earth anyone would live near a volcano is beyond me, but to each their own...

Posted by TAZ April 21, 10 12:52 AM
1077.

Es impresionante como el poder de la naturaleza se revela ante cualquier fenómeno en el universo, observamos recientemente la erupción del volcan en Europa, así como otros que vendránn, los humanos primeramente debemos tener respeto por las manifestaciones naturales así como no olvidar que debemos contribuír al cuidado y respeto de los seres vivos en general, trátese de animales y plantas porque son parte de la supervivencia de la humanidad.

Viva la humanidad y los demás seres vivos.

Posted by Tomacita López Fuentes April 21, 10 01:18 AM
1078.

Impresionantes fotografias, lastima que esta vision pueda convertirse en tragedia, tratemos mejor a la naturaleza o ella seguirá quejandose.

Posted by Montse April 21, 10 01:23 AM
1079.

Impresionantes fotografias, lastima que esta vision pueda convertirse en tragedia, tratemos mejor a la naturaleza o ella seguirá quejandose.

Posted by Montse April 21, 10 01:23 AM
1080.

I dont understand for the life of me why people are complaining about problems caused by delayed flights. Would they be happy to risk flying into the ash cloud and more than likely crash and be killed??? I guess they wont have no more problems then!!!!

Posted by Marion April 21, 10 01:25 AM
1081.

i think it's about time people started thinking about what too do if the second volcano erupts.With all the great minds in our world and instruments and we still are unable to figure out our planet..and yet billions of dollars are spent in outer space..Maybe the world leaders should be thinking how too protect us,from our own earth...Before it's too late..Earth quakes,metors,hurricanes now volcanos..Only mother nature knows what is in our future...Let's all pray that she is only giving us a little spanking....

Posted by JOHN KAMINSKI April 21, 10 01:30 AM
1082.

I can clearly see that human being still cannot control the world!

Posted by Esen Güngör April 21, 10 01:36 AM
1083.

These pics are excellent, hats off to all photographers

Posted by Sreekanth Melam April 21, 10 01:52 AM
1084.

i love this site! wicked!

Posted by DD April 21, 10 01:57 AM
1085.

amazing pics as usual from big picture.. hows so close to the flowing lava in pic 11? daring..


this is shows nature is the ultimate power.. and we after all humans, can only watch the game.. :(

Posted by i1n1 April 21, 10 02:09 AM
1086.

the earth is alive brothers

Posted by marco April 21, 10 02:35 AM
1087.

The awesome power of nature at work! Sit back,relax and watch the show. humans are just a blink in the history of the earth. It takes a living planet to support life on it's surface and it is forever changing..... evolving.

Posted by Kyle April 21, 10 02:51 AM
1088.

Great pictures of the volcano in Iceland。
the world has the unfortunate matter unceasingly
feel sad to the world

Posted by Cindy Chan April 21, 10 03:01 AM
1089.

beauty in destruction,its amazing and saddening

Posted by divin April 21, 10 03:12 AM
1090.

Picturs are awesome. But at the same time feel sorry for people who are affected.

Posted by Najju Roopawalla April 21, 10 03:15 AM
1091.

MAGNIFICENT NIGHT SHOTS - AWESOME!! I HOPE EUROPE LEARNS FROM THIS - ALTERNATE TRANSPORT FACILITIES TO SAFER FLIGHT ZONES FOR AIR PASSENGERS - THE LOSS WILL SURELY BE LESS. BE ASSURED THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

Posted by AUBREY BOUCHER April 21, 10 03:16 AM
1092.

wow outstanding

Posted by rajjjun April 21, 10 03:45 AM
1093.

Great to think that man can bring us into a resession all around the world.
But nature can do a better job.I say go for it Mt Eyjafjallajokull.

Posted by Heather April 21, 10 03:49 AM
1094.

Just terrified and we human being have to know life in one minute can be totally destroyed if we do not know how to love each-other or respect to the world and people and each-other. Well, the new technology to take pictures so clearly and scary.

Posted by Martha Liu April 21, 10 03:51 AM
1095.

nasol de tot

Posted by Aurel April 21, 10 04:04 AM
1096.

very intersite pictures, reality is a disaster instead!!!

Posted by Aurel April 21, 10 04:07 AM
1097.

perante a força indomável da natureza, sinto-me pequenina, como uma formiga,.......

Posted by teresinha mesquita April 21, 10 04:12 AM
1098.

Dünyanin sonu gelmeden bu aksam arkadaslar ile KING oynayacagiz...:)

Posted by Alim April 21, 10 04:12 AM
1099.

Incredible photos. Amasing, congratulations to the photographer

Posted by Ana Santos April 21, 10 04:29 AM
1100.

Doğa karşısında ne kadar güçsüz olduğumuz, trajik bir biçimde ortada...
Doğal değerler dengesini korumak zorundayız...
Bu arada, hem fotoğraf notları, hem yorumlardaki Türkçe, ne kadar bozuk öyle?...

Posted by erolzor April 21, 10 04:32 AM
1101.

...porque as forças da natureza ainda ninguém as venceu...

Posted by Estela Maria April 21, 10 04:36 AM
1102.

dehset verici resimler..cekip bizimle paylasanlara tesekkürler..
insanlarin yasadigimiz su yeryüzündeki asiri isinmaya karsi bu denli duyarsizliklari da dehset verici..bu dünya hepimizin..daha dikkatli olalim elimizdeki kiymetin degerini bilelim...

Posted by erol tezeren / Türkiye April 21, 10 04:40 AM
1103.

It´s really amazing.
Force of nature.

Posted by Paul April 21, 10 04:48 AM
1104.

Desde antes de que el hombre apareciera sobre la superficie de la tierra hubo terremotos (muchos más que ahora) erupciones volcánicas (infinitamente más que ahora) huracanes, tsunámis... Las leyes de la naturaleza estan escritas antes de que el hombre apareciera y seguirán cumpliéndose despues de que el hombre desaparezca... ¡Basta de querer explicar lo inexplicable culpando al ser humano sin tener ninguna prueba!

Posted by FJL April 21, 10 04:52 AM
1105.

Wonderful pictures! The flooding makes you realise that a delay in air travel is not so bad as having to flee your home. Hilary Southgate, South Africa.

Posted by Hilary Southgate April 21, 10 04:56 AM
1106.

Uauiuuuuuuuu

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 04:58 AM
1107.

okay lets not be ridiculous people think the worlds going to end blah blah blah well its not mother nature takes it course and shape shifts the earths and changes poles however if the world was going to end how can we sit here and say we can predict that time thats like knowing gods plans think about it.

Posted by Mario Digioia April 21, 10 05:13 AM
1108.

Simplesmente Silencioso.....

Posted by Elisabete April 21, 10 05:21 AM
1109.

This is awesome, Nature can be so powerful that we human look so insignificant in front of its might.

Posted by Ivan Menezes April 21, 10 05:48 AM
1110.

ECCO, LA FORZA DELLA NATURA!
ISTE BU, DOGANIN GUCU!

Posted by ALIYE April 21, 10 05:52 AM
1111.

Beautiful - nature rules!
Luckily no-one got killed!

Posted by maria April 21, 10 05:54 AM
1112.

Really amazing photos....

Posted by mohan April 21, 10 05:58 AM
1113.

Creo que la naturaleza nos habla de su forma y a su manera que es haciendo Tsunamis, terremotos, porque vacíamos las montañas en Chile, porque la gente esta con hambre en Haiti porque hay gente que no tiene electricidad porque hay muchos que no tienen agua potable para beber y cocinar, porque no puede ser que unos pocos tomen todas las riquezas para comprar tonterías como -carteras de cocodrilo de miles de dólares y que hayan muchisimos más que no tienen agua ni comida cada día y NO ES POR QUE SEAN HOLGAZANES no es poque la gente que habita el Planeta Tierra no tiene las posibulidades de VIVIR, el planeta se resiente y envia estos mensajes para que nos pongamos a pensar en la vida, los alimentos el agua para que sea de TODOS.

Posted by Myriam Cuneo April 21, 10 06:00 AM
1114.

pensam que bricam com o planeta, mas já deveriam ter percebido que algo de muito grave está a acontecer.
Se não mudarmos rápidamente a má utilização que estamos a dar aos recursos da Terra , a humanidade irá sofrer cada vez mais consequências disso até à extinção

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 06:05 AM
1115.

Amazing pictures, witness how the volcanos would have erupted millions of years ago that changed the landscape and is still changing. God bess all Icelanders.

Posted by Jayath Teki, bahrain April 21, 10 06:05 AM
1116.

Wondeful pictures of a Disaster, the vocano is like a Boil on the earths body
and better to release the poison than to have the earths body full of disasters
for years to come.
It does seem with all the Earthquaks around the world there is evidence of the
earth crust moving and breaking up, lets us all hope that with the outpouring of
the earths weakness the people of the world will survive.
I do not believe the disasters are acts of God, but the crust of the world changing forever and this is causing climate changes - not the people who live on the world.

Posted by Terry Kearns. April 21, 10 06:09 AM
1117.

Beautiful photos ! But less beautiful the situation for the air space around Europe !!

Posted by Adriana Zahra Malta Europe April 21, 10 06:10 AM
1118.

Este é mais um aviso - respeite a natureza e o meio ambiente". Isto vale para Belo Monte e para todos os projetos que envolvam a natureza. Nós não somos nada diante dela.

Posted by Irene Goldenberg April 21, 10 06:29 AM
1119.

How powerless is man ,and how Mighty is Nature! So enjoy and Preserve Nature as much as possible,these are blessings.

Posted by Mrignaina April 21, 10 06:39 AM
1120.

A frightening reminder of mother natures ability to influence our lives.

Posted by Craig April 21, 10 06:45 AM
1121.


Awesome pictures but they transmit a warning. Men continue in their wicked ways, the time has come to consider God's warnings and seek His face.

Posted by Louis Soiza April 21, 10 06:57 AM
1122.


Awesome pictures but they transmit a warning. Men continue in their wicked ways, the time has come to consider God's warnings and seek His face.

Posted by Louis Soiza April 21, 10 06:57 AM
1123.


Awesome pictures but they transmit a warning. Men continue in their wicked ways, the time has come to consider God's warnings and seek His face.

Posted by Louis Soiza April 21, 10 06:57 AM
1124.

In the area where I am living, we do not have any active vulcanos, we do not have any earthquakes (I mean what a person would feel or see). We do have some floods from time to time, but rarely serious ones.
And I am very glad about it. I could not imagine to be evacuated because of such catastrophy, lose my house or even get killed.
You shall very sharply detach the visual experience from those snapshots from the reality happening there.
The difference is the same like when you are at the book store and looking at some of those Nat'l Geographic hi-res photos about volcanos and huge rivers, mighty oceans where the tall sailing ship could break in two, but you are feeling safe not to be there in that moment.
And admit, how it feels, this "this time it wasn't us". This time you are blessed.
This is the nature and this is natural for the nature. We are just observers and cannot do ANYTHING about it. Despite of the technology, patents, achievements, money, warfare.
We are so small. So negligible. Do you think the earth cares about us? Really?
It could "blink with the eyelid" and throw us all away. The powers of us are to laugh to the earth.
So let us be amazed, but also be in thoughts with the people impacted.

Posted by 6invivo April 21, 10 07:00 AM
1125.

... thank you ... mervelous photografy .


Lebanon

Posted by Assaad el Rai April 21, 10 07:15 AM
1126.

Not able to find the words, that expresses, these magnificant scenes, truely remarkable, Photography, Brilliant, Dareing, we must be very greatful, to all, that risked their lives, in the making of this....Thank You>>>

Posted by dee m April 21, 10 07:23 AM
1127.

Awesome!!! But I hope everything will be back to normal soon, all my relatives live in Europe and are already effectted by it

Posted by Joanne April 21, 10 07:24 AM
1128.

adabhud ebong shoondor...

Posted by shyama bhattacharya April 21, 10 07:31 AM
1129.

The power of nature - makes all man's inventions (the aeroplane) seem insignificant. Nature can still STOP the world. Great detail in those photos, why can't they be shown on TV news bullatines for all to enjoy and marvel at natures raw energy and beauty too

Posted by Chris D-T April 21, 10 07:43 AM
1130.

Great pic's! Read quite a few comments, people....at least the highly judgemental people, why bother opening your mouths if all you have to share is criticism of others beliefs? No one knows the truths about our purpose AND; there are plenty of sites related to religious and philisophical idiology, why bother attacking people on an incredibly cool documentary page? Great pic's, thank you whoever took them!

Posted by Innis, Michael April 21, 10 07:48 AM
1131.

Què maravilla de fotos, pero què peligro que encierra esa grandiosidad. Estàn sucediendo cosas muy extrañas, Dios quiera que los grandes detractores de la madre naturaleza sepan reaccionar a tiempo. No juguemos con esto, ella es fuerte y nos puede destruir en segundos, o piensan que somos tan poderososos que la venceremos?
Dios nos ayude

Posted by Aliki April 21, 10 07:50 AM
1132.

veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery NICE PICS MAN
Respect for the niggers

Posted by Richard April 21, 10 07:52 AM
1133.

Actualment, això no ho podem controlar. Que impotents que som!

Posted by -montse- April 21, 10 07:59 AM
1134.

we LIVED IN SICILY ,ITALY NEAR THE VOLCANO , ETNA IT ERUPED A FEW TIMES WHILE WE LIVED THERE PEOPLE PAID CLOSE ATTENTON TO IT AS IT HAD ERUPTED ONCE AND BURIED THE TOWN MANY YEAR S AGO.........

Posted by DOTTIE MASCARE April 21, 10 08:04 AM
1135.

It's a shame what #968 said about living in Iceland. I guess Nathan couldn't live in any one of the other countries with currently geographical and seismic unstable mountainous conditions. I for one love to see a dynamic earth. Mother Nature just doesn't like things remaining in their status quo, and it has been like that since the creation of this beautiful and remarkable planet that we call "HOME!"

Posted by Gregory C. Fessia, Bountiful, UT, USA April 21, 10 08:12 AM
1136.

Wonderfull picture's

Posted by M stebbeds April 21, 10 08:22 AM
1137.

>1014 you do mean Yellowstone right not Yosemite

Posted by Vicky Schickel April 21, 10 08:28 AM
1138.

These pictures are fantastic. It is surprising what nature can do. The ultimate power of nature at work! Wish we were there!

Posted by Year 9 'The Brier Special School' England April 21, 10 08:32 AM
1139.

Végtelenül sajnálom az ott élő embereket.
Jártam Islandon csodálatos sziget, fantasztikus jó emberek.
A természet összes csodája itt megtalálható.
A természet nagy úr !!! Nem tehetünk ellene semmit.

Posted by Tünde Budapest April 21, 10 08:37 AM
1140.

All the volcanos along the same line have been more active, so the world is excpecting more volcanos in the north pole. maybe the same place... and Iceland will be split into two ice-islands.
And for those who wonder why this is happening, they simply shouldnt. because there are more things coming and its just nature. Its not even 0,001% of what can happen in this planet(earth) that is not even 0,0001 % of the Universe. Keep it open minded.

Posted by Ya-seen April 21, 10 08:42 AM
1141.

LA Terre, notre Terre, cette belle planète que des inconscients se plaisent à détruire par l'Agriculture, trop de pollution, trop d'avions, trop de bâteaux qui souillent les mers, trop de gaz polluants, TROP DE GUERRES QUI DETRUISENT AUSSI cette belle planète, est en perpétuel mouvement. Nul n'échappe à la nature : les déserts qui anéantissent la vie, les séismes et tsunamis ou volcans, ça c'est la TERRE. Dieu qui ne vit que dans l'imagination de croyants sectaires nuisibles et dangereux n'a rien à voir avec l'évolution de la PLANETE

Posted by REIX NICOLE April 21, 10 08:52 AM
1142.

Unbelievable BUT...True

Posted by nanor April 21, 10 08:59 AM
1143.

To # 996, yes, you are right !!! :)) heehehhe

Posted by Nostradamus April 21, 10 09:06 AM
1144.

Very beautiful images

Posted by Zé Marcos April 21, 10 09:08 AM
1145.

magnifient photos

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 09:10 AM
1146.

As fotos são realmente muito boas.
Mostram um planeta vivo que ignora a insignificante presença humana.

Posted by José Renato April 21, 10 09:16 AM
1147.

Mother Nature at work

Posted by Rick April 21, 10 09:17 AM
1148.

Oh shit, it's the end of the world!!!! But GOD bless us sure

Posted by Sergio April 21, 10 09:20 AM
1149.

isso é para aprendermos que estamos rendidos as forças da natureza, unica força que o homem não tem controle

Posted by rodrigo andrade April 21, 10 09:24 AM
1150.

Can you say Armageddon and/or Global Warming….going “Green” isn’t going to fix this…

Posted by Cindy April 21, 10 09:30 AM
1151.

Amazing pictures, I appreciate it, well we should always be afraid from GOD; Don't know might be the same LAVA will be running under the floor where our Foot are.. :) God bless to All.. !!

Posted by Anonymouse April 21, 10 09:31 AM
1152.

This hasn't happened in South Africa yet!

Posted by Maria April 21, 10 09:32 AM
1153.

waooww

Posted by noam ofir April 21, 10 09:44 AM
1154.

Magnificent God may you see me, the little thing????

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 09:45 AM
1155.

So much for global warming and/or climate change! Instead of worrying about CO2, Al Gore should come up with a scheme to cap volcanoes above and below sea level. Otherwise, we may see new Hawaiian Islands or, heaven forbid, a second chain of Himilaya Mys!

Posted by Joseph P carrigan April 21, 10 09:57 AM
1156.

TRULY REMARLABLE ----ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE.

Posted by BETTY PERSCHEL April 21, 10 09:59 AM
1157.

Muito louco isso! O planeta inteiro está em ebulição... Fico só imaginando, qual o próximo lugar?

Posted by Andre De Rose April 21, 10 10:06 AM
1158.

Very impressive. Glad the Pictures were sent to me. It's just Mother Nature @ work. I will surely send them on.
As for the comment, 999, Don't look from any help from America. They only take our tax $$$'s and use it for the poor and lazy, or super rich, @ home and abroad.

Posted by MichaelBuck April 21, 10 10:08 AM
1159.

Even considering all of the pofound advise previously given here, we don't have a clue ! Awesome pictures.

Posted by Tim from Massachusetts April 21, 10 10:14 AM
1160.

well these are some cool pics.. but who would take them?? thats like to close and scarry

Posted by Eduardo April 21, 10 10:20 AM
1161.

thesee pictures are sooooo awesomee!!!
i cant believe it!!!!
but likee the guy says "who would takee them?"

Posted by Bianca April 21, 10 10:22 AM
1162.

Estos acontecimientos asustan a los humanos pero el planeta en el que vivimos es un ente vivo que de cuando en cuando estornuda y nos salpica.

Posted by Ángel April 21, 10 10:24 AM
1163.

great photos! but imbecillic human beliefs! there's no god and there's no hell. this is not the end of the world nor is it retribution for your sins. what is wrong with you people? did someone steal your brains? or are you just too lazy to use them?

Posted by darlene April 21, 10 10:30 AM
1164.

Common sense reveals that the earths core is unstable. Earthquakes, and volcanos are becoming very popular. Although some continue to believe that these episodes are nothing to worry about, I have to disagree. A great amount of instability in earths interior temperatures are rising to an alarming degree causing these episodes to occur. The earth cannot tolerate the heat that is being created inside the earth and must open its doors through cracks in the ground causing earthquakes and volcanos to occur in order for it to bring its temperatures back into control or cool off a little. Like a boiling pot of liquid on a stove, the higher the heat the greater the erruption. How could you cool off a scorching planet? By getting out and planting trees! It's probably one of the best ways to try and provide the assistance to our planet that it desperately needs. Let's give Earth what it needs, Lots and Lots of Trees, Please.... Plant Trees Now. Show others how to do the same, and maybe, we could prevent a situation, or major catastrophe, that from the look of thinks can happen any time soon if measures are not taken, by us, right now.
Organic Agriculture is a powerful tool in favor of our Earth and man because it reduces green house gases which in turn prevent global warming which in turn regenerates our environment, which will in turn prevent these lethal events from occurring. Do the research, put it into practice, and spread the word to others. It's crucial to our survival. Don't let the lack of knowledge get in the way of helping to repair our Earth's crisis. Educate yourself now for the benefit of yourself and all mankind.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Have a Great Day :D

Posted by Tina Marie April 21, 10 10:36 AM
1165.

This has caused untold losses to so many airlines, Many peoples have been stranded. Hope things maybe back to normal soon.

Posted by Felix T. tong April 21, 10 10:36 AM
1166.

Iceland was one of the first reponse teams to reach Haiti. Lest we forget.

Posted by Sue April 21, 10 10:37 AM
1167.

thee worlldd is getting worse everydayyy..theres gonna beee way moreee. volcanos and earthquakess.and meteor showers..and

Posted by kiah April 21, 10 10:39 AM
1168.

La naturaleza es tan imprevisible como la humana.

Posted by Rosa April 21, 10 10:40 AM
1169.

La naturaleza es tan imprevisible como la humana.

Posted by Rosa April 21, 10 10:42 AM
1170.

hi that was a desaster what happend in your country were lucky because im in ireland give me update on what happens

good luck

Posted by mark murphy April 21, 10 10:43 AM
1171.

FASCINATING

Posted by Ralph Kalipersad April 21, 10 10:44 AM
1172.

'Do not mess around with Nature'.....msg is very clear.Indiscriminate extraction of Gas, oil, mining deforestation etc are taking their toll....Tsunami ,earthquakes changing weather are all indicators of worst to come if don't start respecting nature...smiley

Posted by smiley likhari April 21, 10 10:46 AM
1173.

Phenomenal photos!

Posted by Marilyn A. Pageau April 21, 10 10:48 AM
1174.

AMAZING AND AWSOME PHOTOS you got sooooooooo close to the volcano.

Posted by SebyT April 21, 10 10:49 AM
1175.

LA NATURALEZA ES GRANDE, ES PARA QUE NOSOTROS TENGAMOS EN CUENTA QUE DIOS EXISTE. ESPERO QUE PRONTO PASE ESTE DILEMA Y TODO VUELVA A SU NORMALIDAD.

Posted by SIXTO ESQUILIN April 21, 10 11:09 AM
1176.

O ser humano e muito mais perigoso que este simples vulcão.
Pois ele esta conciente de todas as atrocidade que cometeu e
esta cometendo com a natureza mas para si mesmo é apenas
mais uma brincadeira de mau gosto.

Posted by osmar de Oliveira April 21, 10 11:11 AM
1177.

Darn, and I left the Hot Dogs home.... rats.

Posted by Dan April 21, 10 11:12 AM
1178.

Increibles Pero expectaculares fotos.

Posted by Jesús Escudero April 21, 10 11:13 AM
1179.

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww its freakyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Posted by didan April 21, 10 11:14 AM
1180.

sob7an ALLAH
what ever happened give thanx to ALLAH

Posted by ALIAA April 21, 10 11:15 AM
1181.

Photos are awesome ! A job of photographing very well done! Thanks for sharing them with me.

Posted by Louise Skrabut April 21, 10 11:16 AM
1182.

These beautiful pictures are truly awesome and just another reminder
that we are not in charge of this beautiful planet but just passengers
on a train passing through....

Posted by Richard L. Lane April 21, 10 11:19 AM
1183.

omg so epic

Posted by aran astesana April 21, 10 11:20 AM
1184.

In regard to the comment that the volcanic activity could be attributed to global warming... Global warming has been shown to be political rhetoric aimed at justifying more government control. It's far more likely that the volcano is a normal tectonic event whose effluvia spewed into our atmosphere will trigger a global temperature drop, hopefully a minor one that we can all survive.

Posted by igogo April 21, 10 11:28 AM
1185.

It does not HAVE to be the beginning of the end - remember - "if my people called by my name, turn from their evil ways, humble themselves and pray.............I will heal their land." not a direct quote but close enough to get the point across.

Posted by Charlotte L. Taylor April 21, 10 11:30 AM
1186.

Arrogant individuals should seem them as a reminder how trivial they are

Posted by Dr. Ibrahim M. Oweiss April 21, 10 11:31 AM
1187.

HÁ QUEM DEFENDA O HOMEM QUE "NÃO É NADA COM, COMPARADO A FORÇA Deste Vulcão. PODE SER VERDADE, MAS TAMBÉM NÃO É MENOS VERDADE, O HOMEM QUE É BOA PARTE EM, CULPADO DE CATÁSTROFES MUITAS Destas.

Posted by EDUARDO GONÇALVES April 21, 10 11:33 AM
1188.

horrible. we cant control nature

Posted by ponnambalam.k.s. April 21, 10 11:41 AM
1189.

great pics, too most of the people that think this is are fault, How ignant and taded can u realy be? this planet is on a normal warming cycle that has been going on for over 10,000 years. when a realy big volcano goes off, the planet will go back in to an ice age, at this time I will stoke up the wood burning stove and cook deer meat, mostly cause it doesnt taste well when cold.

Posted by bob taylor, in ice cold snowy california April 21, 10 11:48 AM
1190.

Tan chidos los dibujitos

Posted by Juancho April 21, 10 11:52 AM
1191.

Act of nature? Act of God ? Act your age !!!

Posted by R / M April 21, 10 11:55 AM
1192.

C'est beau; C'est attirant; Mais vraiment très dangereux.
Je pense aux Islandais qui ne peuvent retourner sur leurs terres pour le moment, ainsi qu'aux animaux domestiques et sauvages...
Je crois qu'il faut s'attendre à de plus en plus d'évènements de ce genre, Et bien des questions se posent.
Il me semble bien imprudent pour des touristes de s'en approcher si près.
Ce pays nous attirent et,nous avions l'intention d'y d'aller dans le courant de l'année. Mais nous ne sommes pas assez téméraires pour y aller maintenant.

Posted by Theret April 21, 10 12:10 PM
1193.

AMAZING AND AWSOME PHOTOS you got sooooooooo close to the volcano.

Posted by SebyT April 21, 10 12:11 PM
1194.

why do we. always look for a cause, when it's the natural occurance of our earth to change. it's evolving. it has from the begining of time and always will. nothing is new. get out of your box and look at the big picture.

Posted by richard redding April 21, 10 12:12 PM
1195.

Amazing and thanks for putting these photos. Ppl. just enjoy mother nature and don't blame on humans for this, study history and nature then comment. Fully agreed with comment # 1017.

Posted by Monica April 21, 10 12:15 PM
1196.

The photos are absolutely awesome and are also reminders that we are
not in charge of this beautiful planet but merely passengers on a train
with the privilege of passing through...

Posted by Richard L. Lane April 21, 10 12:16 PM
1197.

AMAZING AND AWSOME PHOTOS you got sooooooooo close to the volcano.

Posted by SebyT April 21, 10 12:18 PM
1198.

Dios esta hablando a toda la humanidad en muchas formas sobrenaturales, ademas de su Verdad Escrita. Lamentablemente estamos tan ocupados y distraidos en muchas cosas temporales.

La naturaleza gime como con dolores de parto.

Posted by Eliezer April 21, 10 12:22 PM
1199.

Dios esta hablando a toda la humanidad en muchas formas sobrenaturales, ademas de su Verdad Escrita. Lamentablemente estamos tan ocupados y distraidos en muchas cosas temporales.

La naturaleza gime como con dolores de parto.

Posted by Eliezer April 21, 10 12:23 PM
1200.

i am inlove with the volcano

Posted by john smith April 21, 10 12:25 PM
1201.

Mother Earth is purging.

Posted by Ellen Barnes April 21, 10 12:31 PM
1202.

A Natureza é indomável!

Posted by Rita Luz April 21, 10 12:37 PM
1203.

Great photos.

The end of the world is coming but it won't be for billions of years. It's still coming though, one day at a time. When the sun goes supernova all will be over.

Posted by Neil April 21, 10 12:38 PM
1204.

The pictures are well taken. Mother Nature is doing some damage all over the world. So it's better for us to keep our eyes well opened to avoid more catastrophes. It's not mother nature, it's our fault. I hope that all contries control things like pollution , the use of certain weapons etc. This world belog to all of us. We are supposed to take care of i.- It's a very small planet.

Posted by Raoul Beraldo Perutti April 21, 10 12:38 PM
1205.

The pictures are well taken. Mother Nature is doing some damage all over the world. So it's better for us to keep our eyes well opened to avoid more catastrophes. It's not mother nature, it's our fault. I hope that all the contries control things , like pollution , the use of certain weapons etc. This world belog to all of us. We are supposed to take care of i.- It's a very small planet.

Posted by Raoul Beraldo Perutti April 21, 10 12:40 PM
1206.

I am a Christian and there have been natural disasters for centuries. Yes they are becoming more and more frequent, but this does not mean it is the "End Times". Even Jesus said He could not say when He would return, so Christians out there should stop the "guessing" and stick with searching for Him instead of looking for the "End".

Posted by Patty April 21, 10 12:41 PM
1207.

its marvelous nd exciting.its save the people not in a crowded area.
Thanks God
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Posted by Rupom April 21, 10 12:41 PM
1208.

As fotos são inacreditáveis. Me parece como um preview do final (se houver um final) dos tempos. Serve como um aviso a todos nós para nos voltarmos novamente ao bem e ao amor pela humanidade como um todo e de ajuda + compaixão para os que tanto sofrem na pobreza e no medo.
A humanidade é uma só, portanto o que acontece em um país acaba afetando a todos. É só pensar assim que poderemos começar a nos melhorar.
Marita Jung

Posted by Marita Jung April 21, 10 12:43 PM
1209.

Power of the elements leads to think the might of the Creator. We are living on a significantly tiny planet as compared to the other planets in our and huge galaxies beyond. A day will come when this world will come to an end, and mankind will be resurrected and hold accountable for the atom's worth of good and evil. Let me quote the scripture:
"When the earth is shaken violently in its last quaking, when the earth throws out its burden, when man cries, 'What is happening to it?; on that Day, people will come forward in separate groups to be shown their deeds: whoever has done an atom's-weight of good will see it, but whoever has done an atom's-weight of evil will see that." We are from Him and to Him we shall return. Be kind and promote peace and justice. Thanks for these wonderful pictures. May God be with you.

Posted by Owais Jafrey April 21, 10 12:46 PM
1210.

hop everything gets well

Posted by bob April 21, 10 12:50 PM
1211.

These Volcano's were very nice and interesting too me. I really enjoyed looking at these pictures and I think these pictures of Volcano's were very interesting and educational. I really liked these Volcano's, I loved looking at these Volcano's erupt.

Posted by Daivonmitchell April 21, 10 12:50 PM
1212.

these pictures are amazing how yall got the smoke and the lava that was comming out these pictures were really cool

Posted by Doris Cerda April 21, 10 12:50 PM
1213.

Great Photos! Thanks. Check out Hawaii and other Pacific Ocean Islands formed by volcanoes that are inhabited today! Life goes on and geology should definitely be taught in all schools to educate children. The religions that blame women for all geologic events play the "blame game" and need a scapegoat..seems the imans, preachers, and clerics, etc. would enjoy sacrificing a vestal virgin to appease the Alpha Male God they worship. Take her and please save us!! Go Figure! Act of God? Mother Nature? Take your pick!

Posted by Estreta April 21, 10 12:54 PM
1214.

Too bad about the rubbishy quasi-religious nonsense that some people are using here to exercise their judgmental natures. This is just a volcano, folks, not Armageddon. There have always been "natural disasters," and there always will be.

Posted by Don Halward April 21, 10 01:05 PM
1215.

Mother nature has once more shown that she's in control. We are mere mortals and this awesome natural act has quickly brought us back to earth, so to speak.

Posted by margaret raymond April 21, 10 01:06 PM
1216.

Fantastische foto's en wij moeten beseffen dat ,, De mens wikt, maar
GOD beschikt !

Posted by Roelof April 21, 10 01:15 PM
1217.

QUE LA NATURE EST BELLE!!!!!!!!!!!
DESOLEE POUR LES DEGATS MAIS C EST QUAND MEME UN GRAND SPECTACLE§§§§§§

Posted by nadine geirnaert April 21, 10 01:25 PM
1218.

Bir sıvı, ve , bunun üzerinde hareket edebilecek incelikteki bir yüzeyde yaşadığımızı kanıksadığımız zaman depremler bizim için basit bir yağmur anlamında olacak..... Gölcük'te binlerce insan ölmeyecek..... Bolu korkudan evlerini terketmeyecek bile..... Biraz bilime inanabilsek böyle acıları yaşamaya gerek kalmayacak.... Ölmekten değil, ama aptalca ölerek birilerine acı çektirmekten korkuyorum... Umuyorum bu patlamanın, yaşadığımız gezegenin ne kadar doğal bir hareketi olduğunu anlarız.

Posted by Servet Kutlu April 21, 10 01:25 PM
1219.

We all forget so easily that we, and this volcano are nothing more than a whirling mass of molecules. That whatever that Power greater than us is, that turns the earth, planets, stars and moons creates a hologrphic of what we are constantly thinking.(scientificly proven). What are you thinking?

Posted by lee April 21, 10 01:29 PM
1220.

Amazing very impressive photos.

Uncertainty about world's future.

Posted by Takis Bolas April 21, 10 01:39 PM
1221.

wowzers omg! omg! its fabulous did anyone die yet? hahah im jk! sucks for you if you can't get a flight lol!!!

Posted by jonny gogo April 21, 10 01:40 PM
1222.

Durva...

Posted by Gyuri April 21, 10 01:42 PM
1223.

These photographs are amazing -- beautiful and powerful "up close and personal" views of the volcano.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Roberta Cashwell April 21, 10 01:55 PM
1224.

These pictures are really amazing...Being a teacher of geography,these pictures are going to be of great help to me & my students..

Posted by sumana April 21, 10 01:57 PM
1225.

In nature, incidents like this happen and no body can stop them. We should be thankful to God for no loss caused to human being.

Posted by Subodh Kumar Srivastava April 21, 10 01:58 PM
1226.

Fotos fantásticas e ao mesmo tempo assustadoras! A NATUREZA está reclamando! Está na hora de paar com reuniões e por mãos a obra para que não haja mais acontecimentos para fotografar...
Regina J.

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 02:03 PM
1227.

Yes it is beautiful, but very wrong as well.

Posted by Michele April 21, 10 02:10 PM
1228.

Spectacular pictures! My hope is for the air traffic and the life for the Icelanders to get back to normal very soon.

Posted by Ulla April 21, 10 02:10 PM
1229.

I am amazed at the photographs of the volcano and wonder about what will it really be like in the final hours of earth's history. Who would have imagined that Iceland would have experienced a volcano? The temperature must be cold up there. It is something to think about. I do believe that the Creator of Heaven and Earth is revealing to his creatures on this earth that he is soon to come. Read Matthew 24. It speaks about earthquakes in diverse places, famine, pestilence, trouble on every hand and man's heart failing them for fear. The people that directed the movie, 2012 are now beginning to see that trouble is truly coming to pass. The only thing is that there will be no way of escape in the end. No spaceship or big ship to save anyone. It's either everlasting life in heaven or everlasting damnation (hell). What or who will you choose?

Posted by Looking on in the Virgin Islands April 21, 10 02:11 PM
1230.

When I think volcano, I think Pompeii. Nothing captures one's imagination more than pondering what the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum must have felt as they were pelted with ash and eventually buried and smothered... Nature didn't give them much time to save themselves, and from what one documentary stated, the people who live in the shadow of Vesuvius today may have some difficulty if it ever blows again.

Posted by Marianne Wilson April 21, 10 02:15 PM
1231.

Impresionante ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Posted by Aicul April 21, 10 02:27 PM
1232.

The forces of nature are truly awesome! Man is certainly not in control of anything to do with the natural processes.
No doubt our planet may be warming , but how much is due to the forces of nature versus manmade?
Beautiful pictures.

Posted by Mike Apcar April 21, 10 02:31 PM
1233.

I wish some cientific would explain the correlation of the recent earthquakes , Haiti, Chile, San Diego, Indonesia, Mexicali, Chiapas and now this Volcano having activity. In México we recently had some actiivity with the volcanos "Popocatépetl" and "Iztaccihuatl".
I guess we better make sure what is the cause and what and where is next. I know we have to own the responsibiltiy for abusing the environment. Would not be useful to anticipate ot forecast other events?

Posted by Pilar April 21, 10 02:33 PM
1234.

Something so beautiful and yet so powerful and destructive

Posted by Skid Row April 21, 10 02:36 PM
1235.

Que fotografias tan impresionantes,La madre naturaleza en todo su esplendor!!

Posted by Lorena H. April 21, 10 02:39 PM
1236.

GLAD I LIVE IN GRIMSBY ONTARIO, CANADA.

Posted by MICHAEL MAGUIRE April 21, 10 02:39 PM
1237.

GLAD I LIVE IN GRIMSBY ONTARIO, CANADA.

Posted by MICHAEL MAGUIRE April 21, 10 02:40 PM
1238.

Que fotografias tan impresionantes,La madre naturaleza en todo su esplendor!!

Posted by Lorena H. April 21, 10 02:41 PM
1239.

Marvelous display of photographs of phenomena of nature!

Posted by sheldon mandel April 21, 10 02:43 PM
1240.

Wow.. These are amazing photos. I find it rather funny that half the comments on here are about how God is punishing us for our wicked ways. Ha! Earth's feathers are ruffled and she's just preening....

Posted by CindyLou April 21, 10 02:47 PM
1241.

It is what it is! Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by Human Being April 21, 10 03:04 PM
1242.

wow !!!

Posted by tilisha April 21, 10 03:13 PM
1243.

hell is in the center of the earth. all that heat, fire and lava is the tip of the iceberg...so to speak.

Posted by Noreen April 21, 10 03:13 PM
1244.

American tourist is shown around Italy. Comments that everything is bigger and better in USA. Tourist guide is getting fed up with him and takes him to the rim of Mount Etna. Molten lava, thunderous noise, smoke, flame, ash and a deluge of flaming pumice while the ground shakes underfoot. Yank stands there awestruck while guide beams. Then tourist says: "Yes, this is mighty impressive, but back in the States we've got a waterfall that'll put this thing out in five minutes."

Posted by Donald Krausz April 21, 10 03:23 PM
1245.

Picture 11 is awesome...how they could be so close...i can't even imagine...!!!

Posted by Othello April 21, 10 03:27 PM
1246.

Mother Nature 1. Humankind 0.

Posted by Clint Russell April 21, 10 03:28 PM
1247.

we distroy nature and nature WILL distroy us.We are not all mighty but only a small grain of sand on the beach,earth will take back what we take out.

from south africa

Posted by stephen loubser April 21, 10 03:42 PM
1248.

Naturalmente que o homem com os seus procedimentos muitas vezes impensados e sempre a pensar no lucro fácil e a médio prazo contribui para que este e outro tipo de catástrofes ocorram , o que não quer dizer que elas não tenham sempre existido ao longo dos milénios .

Posted by Marieta Duarte April 21, 10 03:44 PM
1249.

Naturalmente que o homem com os seus procedimentos muitas vezes impensados e sempre a pensar no lucro fácil e a médio prazo contribui para que este e outro tipo de catástrofes ocorram , o que não quer dizer que elas não tenham sempre existido ao longo dos milénios .

Posted by Marieta Duarte April 21, 10 03:45 PM
1250.

have you seen this face on the middle/right of the first picture ?

And this is only , one example by (+ OO ) .......

good reading !

Posted by phil April 21, 10 03:50 PM
1251.

Now this could cause some climate change - much more than anything puny man could do.

Posted by Ralph Henderson April 21, 10 03:50 PM
1252.

Primero, Haití, luego Chile, después China, ahora Islandia,...
El piso se nos mueve, y no es por su puro gusto, estamos haciendo muchos desmanes con nuestra madre nturaleza, y todo en nombre de la cruel moneda que mueve el mundo.
Una verdadera pena., pero atengámonos a su consecuencia.

Posted by Mara April 21, 10 04:03 PM
1253.

müthiş bir tabiat olayı, belkide dünyanın böyle bir patlamaya ihtiyacı vardı...

Posted by dinc can April 21, 10 04:05 PM
1254.

Voici une partie de la 3ième prophétie de Fatima. Fin du monde 12 Décembre 2012.

Posted by Pierre Biard April 21, 10 04:19 PM
1255.

these are soooooooooooooooooooooooo awsome and like, explosiny!!!

Posted by Carolyn Eckstein April 21, 10 04:23 PM
1256.

Beautiful, but costly and devistaitmg to the air line industry. mother nature at her best, and something mankind can not stop, regardless of how we try.

Posted by Mutt April 21, 10 04:24 PM
1257.

I cannot believe some of the balderdash that has been written here. We have all seen pictures of the volcano eruption and heard that it is costing Airlines that can ill afford it, billions of dollars because planes are unable to fly through the ashes. This has nothing to do with GOD---it is Nature's way of telling us that we need to take more care of the environment in our Countries. Smarten up people

Posted by Margaret Warminton April 21, 10 04:26 PM
1258.

Does this mean the Vocano WINS???

Posted by Kurt Luft April 21, 10 04:37 PM
1259.

Sin comentarios...Son unas fotos tan espectaculares, que nos hacen reflexionar.....Salvemonos, protejamos a nuestra madre Tierra.....Seamos mas espirituales, ecologicos, mas amor y cero guerras........

Posted by Livia April 21, 10 04:50 PM
1260.

Sin comentarios...Son unas fotos tan espectaculares, que nos hacen reflexionar.....Salvemonos, protejamos a nuestra madre Tierra.....Seamos mas espirituales, ecologicos, mas amor y cero guerras........

Posted by Livia April 21, 10 04:53 PM
1261.

Esquecemo-nos de que somos insignificantes perante as grandes forças da natureza. Nestas alturas lembramo-nos...

O dia-a-dia comum, faz-nos esquecer que existem fenómemos naturais destruidores, muito para além de qualquer tecnologia que possamos possuir para os dominar.

Posted by pAULO gOMES April 21, 10 04:55 PM
1262.

damn that is sad am just looking this up cuz i have a exam in may that i will nee this information

Posted by sanjay April 21, 10 04:59 PM
1263.

aporto una idea, los cientificos a currar, la imaginación al poder.
por que no aprobechamos esta energia, en lugar de dejarla escapr de esta forma tan poco útil
saludos para todos

Posted by maria April 21, 10 05:01 PM
1264.

aporto una idea, los cientificos a currar, la imaginación al poder.
por que no aprobechamos esta energia, en lugar de dejarla escapr de esta forma tan poco útil
saludos para todos

Posted by maria April 21, 10 05:02 PM
1265.

This is amazing that we have the ego to somehow take credit for this !!! I guess Pompeii was destroyed because of hot air emissions from the aristocracy. Hmmmm maybe the dinosaurs vanished because they farted to much and caused global freezing......Amazing .... Volcanic events formed the planet and continue to do so. I know U want to feel important and powerful and part of the club ...

We are a pimple on a ducks ass in the scheme of natural events.

I'm sorry I should have let you down easier.

Don't go suicidal on us :)

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 05:17 PM
1266.

çok güzel görüntüler

Posted by murat arslan April 21, 10 05:19 PM
1267.

Too bad , some of the people who made comments , didn't watch the
history of the earth on THE HISTORY CHANNEL. It was a very informative
show . Answered a lot of questions concerning earth quakes and volcanic
activity.

Posted by Norm Holmgren April 21, 10 05:25 PM
1268.

lindo lindo maravilhoso .mais me da medo
brasil holanda

Posted by ana April 21, 10 05:33 PM
1269.

THAT'S UNBELIEABLE, I WOULD'T WANT TO BE THE GUY STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE VOLCANO, HE MUST HAVE A DEATH WISH.

Posted by EDIE HOLLINGSWORTH April 21, 10 05:39 PM
1270.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area I grew up with many, many earthquakes, then in 1980 experienced the very destructive one in Naples, Italy, aaaaannnnnnd then a couple of the eruptions of Mount Etna in Sicily, after a while you realize there is no message, one stops being humbled, that it's nothing to be shook up about (ha!), that all of it is as natural as clouds in the sky. I've noticed on the BBC nightly news that the Icelandic people are stoic about the volcano.

Posted by Gian Banchero April 21, 10 05:44 PM
1271.

Too scary seems daily something is happening around the world.
Volcano is a very pretty sight but that is it. Scary
Yakama Reservation

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 05:46 PM
1272.

Too scary seems daily something is happening around the world.
Volcano is a very pretty sight but that is it. Scary
Yakama Reservation

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 05:49 PM
1273.

awesome!!!

Posted by Deb April 21, 10 05:57 PM
1274.

A MÃE NATUREZA ESTÁ REVOLTADA COM TANTA AFRONTA E TANTA DESTRUIÇÃO. QUE VENHA O AMOR E A PAZ PARA A TERRA. QUE OS HOMENS SE ENTENDAM E NÃO LUTEM POR GRANDEZAS E BENS MATERIAIS, EMPOBRECEM A TERRA , O AMBIENTE, OS CORAÇÕES. LUTEM SIM, POR AMOR, POR PAZ E PELA PRESERVAÇÃO DA NATUREZA QUE É O FUTURO DOS NOSSOS NETOS

Posted by MARIA FERNANDA April 21, 10 06:13 PM
1275.

NATURE IS GREAT, MEN IS NOTHING.

Posted by leopoldo o' shanahan April 21, 10 06:19 PM
1276.

A REVOLTA DA MÃE NATUREZA, PERANTE TANTA AGRESSÃO A QUE O HOMEM VOTA A TERRA, POR GANÂNCIA, POR VAIDADE, POR PODER.O PLANETA MERECE QUE POR ELE TODOS FAÇAM O MELHOR, QUE LUTEM SIM, MAS PELOS VALORES DA VIDA POR AQUELES VALORES QUE NOS ENCHEM O CORAÇÃO E NOS DÃO EQUELIBRIO DE SENTIMENTOS. VAMOS DEIXAR AOS NOSSOS NETOS UM PLANETA MARAVILHOSO E QUE NÃO PRECISE DE SE REVOLTAR PARA NOS MOSTRAR QUE ESTAMOS A PROCEDER MAL

Posted by MARIA FERNANDA April 21, 10 06:31 PM
1277.

Our world Changes every day ,with wars For Peace! Some People Blow up things & people because they think they are wright ? But there are things you can't Stop is Mother Nature, when She is Pissed off We All Know About It ,Tidal Waves, Floods Wild Fires ,Drout, Volcano's Blowing Up ,Muds Slides Extream cold, snow & Ice Storms ! If we could Learn Too Control Them ,& stop WARS that would be amazing!!!!!!!

Posted by Mike GEE April 21, 10 06:52 PM
1278.

Mother nature has an inteligency to give the equilibrium...to give sense of life. What value have all the things we made by our hands without respect for the nature? This crises, as others gave the value of life. Each one of us are nothing in the universe. We should give up the power of life's control and others powers...

Posted by Maria Graça April 21, 10 07:00 PM
1279.

Happy to be here in Turkiye ...
Still the clouds are on the air.....
Nature so strong .......and untouchable

Posted by Ergun April 21, 10 07:03 PM
1280.

A natureza é superior à vontade do homem, perante ela somos insignificantes. Lindíssimas fotos, mas que nos assustam e nos fazem meditar.

Posted by Margarida Pires April 21, 10 07:06 PM
1281.

NATURE IS GREAT, MEN IS NOTHING.

Posted by leopoldo o' shanahan April 21, 10 07:12 PM
1282.

where is the picture of the lighting and the volcano ?

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 07:14 PM
1283.

Slowed a lot of people down from their rushing to and fro.

Posted by Old Bill April 21, 10 07:15 PM
1284.


I BELIVE THIS VOLCANO SENT US ALL A MESSAGE LOUD AND CLEAR .

THAT MOTHER NATURE CAN AND WILL DESTROY THIS EARTH IF WE DONT TAKE CHARGE OF WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR PLANET.

SHE CAN TURN OUR LIVES UPSIDE DOWN , AND WHAT HAS JUST TAKEN PLACE WAS HER PROOF SHES CAPABLE OF DOING JUST.

Posted by Sharran Barnard lincolnshire April 21, 10 07:15 PM
1285.

Lots of people say that the world is going to end it will never happen

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 07:21 PM
1286.

Diante de tantas catástrofes provocadas pelo próprio homem contra a natureza, DEUS ainda está propiciando "um tempo ", para revermos a nossa caminhada, e assim modificarmos nosso modo de ser , com relação á vivência da fraternidade, do amor , e da justiça , para atingirmos a PAZ tão desejada .
Vamos rever nossos valores, priorizando a questão de que a economia no sentido mais amplo, choca-se com os valores máximos do cristianismo e, por conseguinte da própria vida.

Posted by Maria Eulina Lucena April 21, 10 07:22 PM
1287.

why is this happening?

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 07:44 PM
1288.

What beautiful photos, but not a place that I would want to live. Rather scary but qwesome.``

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 07:47 PM
1289.

Ok, first of all, how do u even pronounce the name of that volcano? I just wanted 2 put that out there. Somebody tell me!! If i'm going 2 marvel at some natural event, at least tell me how to correctly pronounce the name.

Also, i'm sure that must have been pretty cool 2 c..........from very very far away

Posted by KNJ April 21, 10 08:03 PM
1290.

wooooow son las fotos más expectaculares que haya visto tanta sorpresas que nuestra naturaleza nos tiene

Posted by dante April 21, 10 08:05 PM
1291.

Fantastic photos!!!

Would love to see it live, but your photos took me there!

Thanks

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 08:05 PM
1292.

wow!! thats amazingly big*(and scary)!!!!

Posted by mary bloder April 21, 10 08:18 PM
1293.

great pics, this has nothing to do with how we treat our planet. anybody want to bet a million bucks that we are still here after 2012? if u win ill give you 10 million bucks, if i win u owe me 1 million, thats 10 to 1. p.s. looks like a good spot for a bbq

Posted by cactus4x44 April 21, 10 08:19 PM
1294.

Thanks for the beautiful photos!
Iceland originated about 20 million years ago when the Eurasian tectonic plate started to separate from the North Atlantic plate. Iceland sits right smack on the Mid Atlantic Ridge and is not only formed of volcanic rocks but continues to grow every year thanks to volcanic activity. Eruptions like this are a natural phenomen and will continue after man is just another fossil. Remember, stupidity is genetic, ignorance can be cured.

Check out: http://www.platetectonics.com/oceanfloors/index.asp and double click on Icelend.

Posted by Hornblende April 21, 10 08:21 PM
1295.

I hope your country doesn't have too much damage....Good luck to you all....I LOVE THE WORLD!!

Posted by Hayley Cosgrove April 21, 10 08:26 PM
1296.

this could cause an ice age!!!!!!

Posted by steve April 21, 10 08:34 PM
1297.

Impressionnant, ces photos !

Est-ce vraiment causé par le réchauffement climatique ? Je ne sais pas, ce volcan n"était quand même qu "endormi !

Merci pour ces photos et commentaires !

Jenny

Posted by Jenny April 21, 10 08:51 PM
1298.

É a mãe natureza ensinando-nos que somos tão pequenos que não podemos segurar o vento, apagar o fogo da lava de um vulcão, fazer parar a chuva, é ela sendo violada ainda assim não expurga todo o fogo das suas entranhas, pois se o fizesse não leríamos estas pequenas notas. Deveriamos estar conscientes que realmente somos muito pequenos menores que um átomo frente a imensidão do cosmo.
E não deixamos de ser arrogantes,quando isto acontecer possivelmente até a mãe natureza seja mais amena,para conosco.

Posted by Adair Soares Cardoso April 21, 10 08:56 PM
1299.

Tiempo de reflexión.... eres pasivo ó proactivo? no esperes que gobiernos ó instituciones ecológístas hagan lo que cada uno de nosotros tenemos el deber de hacer mínimo con obligación por hacer minimo con nuestro entorno; que piensas, yo hago mi parte... www.biciensudamerica.blogspot.com

Posted by Felipe Besné N. April 21, 10 09:02 PM
1300.

And you don't think Christ's second coming is near, right around the corner? Think again!

Posted by Yvonne April 21, 10 09:08 PM
1301.

Reflexión....tú actúas o eres espectador? no esperes que los gobiernos o instituciones ecologístas paren los desatres en la depredación de nuestra madre tierra; cada uno de nosotros tenemos la obligación de hacer lo mínimo por nuestro entorno....que piensas?... www.biciensudamerica.blogspot

Posted by Felipe Besné N. April 21, 10 09:12 PM
1302.

Expectacular, la naturaleza es la maravilla de la existencia de la humanidad y del planeta.
Nada comparable, su manifestacion es la maxima atencion que el ser humano expresa cuando ella se manifiesta.
Curazao


Posted by Pedro April 21, 10 09:19 PM
1303.

Expectacular, la naturaleza es la maravilla de la existencia de la humanidad y del planeta.
Nada comparable, su manifestacion es la maxima atencion que el ser humano expresa cuando ella se manifiesta.
Curazao


Posted by Pedro April 21, 10 09:24 PM
1304.

O princípio do fim. Tanto se extraiu da Terra, tanto se gaseificou o ar, que aqui começamos a ver a destruição do homem. A anos e anos que estamos a discutir o ambiente no Mundo, sem se conseguir chegar a um acordo entre os países poluidores, sem qualquer resultado. Os Estados Unidos, principais responsáveis pelo que acontece no Mundo, fecha os olhos e tapa os ouvidos em matéria de protecção da Natureza. Esta nossa Terra não vai longe. Mais umas centenas de anos e uma nova Era irá iniciar-se. É fatal que venha a acontecer, muito mais cedo do que alguém do nosso pudesse julgar. Somos os culpados destas catástrofes que se abatem todos os dias no nosso Planeta. O único em que podemos viver.

Posted by Frederico de Bragança April 21, 10 09:25 PM
1305.

Just reading through the comments, two things really stand out;
1. I am amazed at how many nut cases are out there, I hope most comments are wriiten in jest and they don't really think like this...?
2. The number of people that come from English speaking countries and can't write english. One was berating people for being "ignarnt."
How are they even able to use a computer??
Yes, nice photos, but it is a geological phenomenon called a volcano...
nothing else, sorry to disappoint.

Posted by K Douglas. Australia April 21, 10 09:33 PM
1306.

The pictures are wonderful, but they only show what is visible to human beings. How many know what the geologists say causes all this at this place? Iceland sits on the boundary of the North American Tectonic plate and the European Tectonic Plate. They are moving further apart which releases the volcano. (Were they to move close together so as to hit each other they would cause an earthquake.) In addition the service of the earth at that point is very thin, hence easily broken open.

Posted by Robert L. S. Brown April 21, 10 09:44 PM
1307.

We all are fools ignorant and uncivilzed, we never thought of living in harmony with the Nature. The consequences of our extreme behaviour will be see in the form of such wonderful images.
Be simple, Live simple & Think simple- Smile is all that one needs to be Happy.
Pl avoid unnessary consumption, wastage and increased production Thank you.. Let us all avoid race to Glory. Stop Wars. Pledge Today so that your & my Kids can see this God created Beautiful Planet.

Posted by Hemant Sonawane April 21, 10 09:50 PM
1308.

beautifull

Posted by kay taylor April 21, 10 10:22 PM
1309.

Don't mess with MOTHER NATURE
she will always get the last word
the photos are beautiful but gave me goosebumps
Let Nature take her course and if it interferes with your plans
OH WELL TOO BAD SO SAD

Posted by Dianne April 21, 10 10:50 PM
1310.

ESPECTACULARES FOTOGRAFIAS!!!! TERRORIFICAS!!!! DEBERIAN HACERNOS PENSAR... LA NATURALEZA ESTA MOLESTA... EL HOMBRE NO LA RESPETA...

Posted by INES PIETRANERA April 21, 10 11:02 PM
1311.

Fascinating. indeed. But noy strange, remeber we are on top of a living hot (and tiny), piece of Cosmos. What is up there is still much more and unbelievably enormous. This is only a very small sample of the grandeur and the Infinity of our Creator, and its Universe.
Off your hats, and pray for the victims. The Icelandic country is very lucky indeed. The touristic wave, and fertlizing effects will be a blessing.
Iceland is already lucky you know, they have mild weather due to the Gulf Stream, and geotermic energy supply. Good for them.

Goddfor them

Posted by Dr. Oscar L. Cisneros MD April 21, 10 11:03 PM
1312.

Really NATURE is grate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No word can explain it!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Vinoth April 21, 10 11:12 PM
1313.

Wow.Nature is beautiful.

Posted by Severin April 21, 10 11:12 PM
1314.

Hey I am a christian... u never kno win the world is gonna "End" U should always be ready for the Christ to come, u all will be saved... He loves u so much!!!

Posted by whocares April 21, 10 11:23 PM
1315.

If you save others (nature) Nature will save you and vice versa. That's the LAW OF NATURE.

Posted by Yogesh Gandhi April 21, 10 11:27 PM
1316.

These are erupting to often.

Posted by Bea Hazlett April 21, 10 11:27 PM
1317.

Mother nature with all its power.

Farshad

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 11:50 PM
1318.

I agree with comment 1304; nicely put Mr or Ms Douglas of Australia!!

Posted by c aikman british columbia canada April 21, 10 11:55 PM
1319.

Nice photos' all photos' shows really nature. particulary how the peoples are watching near by the valcono.

Posted by Ramanujam.k April 21, 10 11:58 PM
1320.

I was in Iceland several year's ago , and may I say,
that is a beautiful country you have there. I really enjoyed the
time I had spent there. I was in Keflavik, & Reklavik. May God Bless
you''s all, protect you's & be with you's alway's.

Butch serafin

Posted by Butch serafin April 22, 10 12:25 AM
1321.

wish we had the sense to spend more time/money on investigating our earth then going out into space and throwing millions/billions in research.

Posted by Ramesh K Bhutani April 22, 10 12:34 AM
1322.

The pictures are amazing.....Awesome nature..........

Posted by Deepa April 22, 10 12:36 AM
1323.

que natureza selvagem, incontrolável, imensurável e indecifrável!
fantástico!

Posted by eva borger April 22, 10 12:48 AM
1324.

K. Douglas of Australia has pointed out a sad truth: there are too many folks who cannot write nor spell their native languages. Unfortunately, a great part of the reason for this is the deterioration in the quality of the educational system, particularly in the U.S. However, let's not be too critical. K. Douglas, himself, should review grammar 101 before posting his opinion: proper nouns ("english") are always capitalized. Fred from Maine

Posted by J. Alfred Letourneau April 22, 10 12:48 AM
1325.

Gods may come and gods may go depending on who you listen to. Volcanoes are not the voice of gods, spirits,or sooothsayers.Volcanoes like this are small stuff indeed compared with Krakatoa 100 years ago or Santorini circa 2000 years ago which blew away whole mountains. Britons were snowbound last winter and airports were closed. I was there, no big deal. The big deal is that man is so arrogant that we feel miffed at the usual vagaries of nature and yet we fail to curb our own effects on the climate and the planet. Flying less would help.

Posted by Robbert Veerman April 22, 10 01:19 AM
1326.

Please do something for our nature. We all forget nature in order to comfort ourselves.
These things are not at all good. It is creating so much pollution, heat and imbalance in nature.
If things go like this, we will not be able to survive 100 years from now. Think about our next generations and do something for it.
Plant more trees, give space to animals, we need more of forests rather than urban cities. Forget living the lavish life style and live a simple and sober life. Regards Ambrish from India

Posted by Ambrirsh April 22, 10 01:34 AM
1327.

Is just a volcano, that's all. We are lucky to have all this technology that allows us to see it. Why is so many people in such fear? God don't punish only loves. The earth is just doing it's thing, and we are here on purpose to witness, experience, appreciate and enjoy the changes

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 01:46 AM
1328.

Oh boy, a natural event happens and the doomsdayers come out of the woodwork. Read Stupidicus 7:11 - "If ye see ash floateth to the sky, then thy art seeing nature and only nature".

Posted by Reason and Rationality April 22, 10 07:03 AM
1329.

cool

Posted by yuop April 22, 10 07:52 AM
1330.

WOW

Posted by Bob man joe April 22, 10 07:58 AM
1331.

wow.this makes me wonder.IMaybe the earth is flatterr than we think.

Posted by Ruth Ann Miller Kahler April 22, 10 08:05 AM
1332.

The pictures are excellent at the same time terrifying. I do hope that the people of Iceland recover fast from the this distressful event. All help in the form of expertise and financial aid should be given by every inhabitant of the earth.

Posted by V. Chandrashekar April 22, 10 08:05 AM
1333.

aewsome

Posted by Leandro April 22, 10 08:11 AM
1334.

Não deveriamos perder tempo a praticar o mal...
Existe alguem que se encarrega de tudo...o que existe ha nossa volta.
Gozem a vida como se cada dia fosse o ultimo!
E não olhem só para o vosso imbigo,esse Alguem terá com certeza isso em consciência!!!

Felicidades

Posted by Inês teixeira April 22, 10 08:24 AM
1335.

super, sur boucheber Reste a regarder SES images .....................

Posted by suzanne April 22, 10 08:28 AM
1336.

so much power

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 08:42 AM
1337.

Awesome pictures! Thank you!
God has spoken once again and He will continue to speak through natural disasters as well as tokens of His love. He wants all of us to acknowledge Him as Lord of our lives.
He is our Creator.

Posted by Malrose April 22, 10 08:49 AM
1338.

What is it to have lived here on Earth? What is life? What a wonderful thing to have lived and breathed. think about what you are for a moment. How lucky are we to be here on this place that we call Earth and experience what there is to experience. Be the change you want to see in the world and do what you love to do!

Posted by John Hatanaka April 22, 10 08:59 AM
1339.

Quando a mãe natureza nos chama a atençao é que nos reparamos, como somos pequeninos. Amemo-nos uns aos outros, tenhamos compaixão por todos os seres vivos, ~´e o que Deus espera de todos nós, ainda estamos a tempo de remediar o mal. Amor, Amor e compaixão é a palavra de ordem.

Posted by Ana Silva April 22, 10 09:01 AM
1340.

Can't the U.N. make it illegal for a volcano to melt glaciers? I thought when Obama was elected, the seas were going to calm, the sea levels were going to drop, the hurricanes would cease, and lions would lay down with the lamb.

Posted by allen April 22, 10 09:04 AM
1341.

Our body sick from our ouwn ignorance (Buda)...And the earth too. Isn´t it?
Nuestro cuerpo enferma por nuestra propia ignorancia (Buda)...Y la tierra también. ¿No es cierto?

From a Colombia´s mountain.

Posted by Victorino Mota. April 22, 10 09:04 AM
1342.

Volcanoes have been here for 4.6 billion years. Modern man has been here an isignificant fraction of that. My guess is, the volcanoes will be here for billions of years after we are gone. No reason to get all ecological on them. They own this joint.

Posted by allen April 22, 10 09:13 AM
1343.

Since they use these volcanos to heat homes,etc, a geo-thermal energy. What impact will this have on the region in regards to this?

Posted by Y. Atkinson April 22, 10 09:16 AM
1344.

This is just old mother earth doing her thing and it has been going on for millions of years. Ask any geologist. There are much worse things to come but we probably won't be around.

Posted by Richard Tieken April 22, 10 09:18 AM
1345.

One minor volcanic eruption doesn't mean that the end of the world is near. Vulcanism has been going on for billions of years. Get some perspective, people. Yes, volcanic activity can cause climate change. Yes, it is still stupid for people to pour millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere every year. Yes, the world will eventually end...when the sun exhausts its supply of hydrogen and starts burning helium and becomes an orange giant (if not sooner). And YES, there is rampant illiteracy in America and rampant arrogance around the world.

Posted by pete April 22, 10 09:24 AM
1346.

Picture #1 looks like a dinasaurs head. And yes, the pictures are very beautiful. I feel sorry for the people who had to leave their homes.

Posted by Nancy April 22, 10 09:39 AM
1347.

Nature takes it Toll.To some extent we are responsible for this atrocity.
We are becomming more of Grief,Greedy,selfish,and incresing our SINS.
May God saves us ALL and may we learn lession from this.

Posted by Abdul Thobani April 22, 10 09:41 AM
1348.

This is unbelievable. The end of time is really near

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 09:47 AM
1349.

BRILLIANT

Posted by Daffy Pritchard April 22, 10 09:51 AM
1350.

Great picture

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 09:58 AM
1351.

Awesome pictures!!!

Posted by Harold R Brooks April 22, 10 10:05 AM
1352.

hahaha feel sorry for the stranded ppl - get back soon :0

Posted by gemm April 22, 10 10:13 AM
1353.

Amazing pictures!! Nature at it's best!!
I hope there were no casualties.

Posted by Ninan Kurian April 22, 10 10:18 AM
1354.

Stunning pictures. Nature's fury...makes one wonder about every wanting to visit Iceland. It was on my bucket list. With the Earth's mantle so thin in this area, someday Iceland is going to be blown away.

I wonder if the belongers need any help from us (US).

Posted by Jim Court April 22, 10 10:32 AM
1355.

pretty egotistical "Margaret and Sharran" and any others to think that if we treat the earth better it will stop volcanos (and other natural occurances) from happening. I would stay it's stupid instead of egotistical but that would be rude.

Posted by Mary in Michigan April 22, 10 10:41 AM
1356.

ESTAMOS MESMO NO FIM DO MUNDO, TEMOS TIDO MUITOS ESTRAGOS PELA A MAE NATUREZA. GENTE SE COMPORTEM, PENSSEM EM DEUS, ELE E A NOSSA SALVACAO. O POVO HOJE EM DIA SAO MUITO EGOISTA, NAO TEM CORACAO, E TODOS SABEM QUE O CASTIGO VEM NE, E NAO EMTENDO, PORQUE QUE TUDO QUE ACONTESCE NO MUNDO, E O ESTADOS UNIDO ACULPADO. O QUE E QUE OUTROS PAIZES ESTAO FAZENDO PARA SALVAR A TERRA, OLHE BEM DOS LADOS, ANTES DE CULPAR OS ESTADOS UNIDOS.

Posted by MARIA April 22, 10 10:43 AM
1357.

nature can be scary

Posted by fadi srang April 22, 10 10:51 AM
1358.

Please dont finger mother nature,
humankind cant afford to settle her account,

Posted by sunil April 22, 10 11:03 AM
1359.

We had the opportunity to see the volcano on the island of Stromboli in the Med this past summer as it is still erupting and has been for some time. But as we saw life goes on even on a small island with a big volcano.

Posted by Howell April 22, 10 11:06 AM
1360.

Ese es un planeta vivo, el continente americano se aleja del africano a razon de una pulgada al ano y la falla geologica esta exactamente en la mitad del Atalntico, una enorme grieta, hacia el norte pasa por Iceland, es notoria, lugar donde los geologos pueden apreciar com Islandia crece a razon de una pulgada, tambien. No teman, la naturaleza es una fuerza enorme que no podemos controlar, la alegria de ver que estamos viviendo una epoca de cambio.

Posted by Carlos Tellez April 22, 10 11:09 AM
1361.

When we stop to realize that we're perched on the crust of a molten orb, with eruptions of its interior such as this and so many others, how can those who blame mankind for global warming do so with a straight face? I suppose the royalties from their "scary story" books help! There are many good reasons to exercise stewardship of our world, but the global warming farce isn't one of them.

Posted by Dick H April 22, 10 11:27 AM
1362.

VULCÃO FILHO DA PUTA !!! PORRA QUERO IR PRA CASA....

Posted by SCHUMI April 22, 10 11:34 AM
1363.

It´s necessary from resolve pression in earth,This is life and another way to see the vulcano.

Posted by José Corte-Real April 22, 10 11:43 AM
1364.

eso es la calentura de todos los seres humanos unida en un volcan jajajajajaja, ayy la primavera y los coños

Posted by mystery April 22, 10 11:51 AM
1365.

COOL!!!!!!!!

Posted by Kauchana Buchholz April 22, 10 12:04 PM
1366.

If you Throw a bottle of very good Gin into the Volcano the "Goddess Pele" will be Pleased and her anger will subside. The Goddess Pele is the Goddess of Fire and she likes good Gin. Personally I think tossing in a Virgin or two (if you can find any) with the gin is just good measure.
Seriously The Photos are Great and the comments are funny. I have had my say, thank you, now let's all go back to burying our heads in the sand....

Posted by John Graham April 22, 10 12:05 PM
1367.

It' surprising to me how many chicken littles there are.I've read some of their comments.Erupting volcanos are a natural phenomena.Relax folks the Icelanders live with this act of nature every day as do the Sicilians with MT.ETNA and other people around the world.If the world is coming to an end as some people believe why worry about it.There'snothing you can do to stop it so relax enjoy what we have while we have it.Make love because you can't make tracks there's no place to run to.

Posted by R.MUNRO April 22, 10 12:07 PM
1368.

wow stunnin pics

Posted by scott April 22, 10 12:16 PM
1369.

I believe that is what is causing these recent spats of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, might be in the shifting weight of ocean water over the tectonic plates---all caused by the rapid melting of mountain glaciers and ocean ice floes by the conditions existing now of global warming. This is a very probable cause if you think about it---shifting billions of tons from one area to another should cause the earth's crust to give and take. Anyone out there have a better excuse---or come up with a better theory?

Posted by Mike Martinez April 22, 10 12:20 PM
1370.

The world is not going to end... the very most that could happen is that MOTHER NATURE will shake us (humans) off like a bad case of fleas!!! The world, our earth, has been through much worse than us, and will continue on without us... and really, I don't blame her!!

Posted by Miss O. April 22, 10 12:20 PM
1371.

photo magnifique, estce la fin du monde ou d'un monde,? eglise malmenee dans ses fondement; eruption volcanique; guerre sans fin ; alors que penser de tout cela,?

Posted by VIGUIER GERARD April 22, 10 12:27 PM
1372.

IF THIS WAS HAPPENING IN USA - YOU WOULD NOT GET WITHIN A MILE OF THE SITE........EVERYTHING JUST GETS SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY. YOU WOULD HAVE TO GIVE YOUR DNA TYPE TO NEAR THE THING.....

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 12:29 PM
1373.

I was stationed with Iceland Defense Forces (IDF) from 1970-1972. During this peroid I served on a committee headed by the Director of the Iceladic Coast Guard, Peter Siggusson (sp) assisting ing the preparation of Icelandic Civil Defense/Disaster Control Plan. Primary concern was a major accident at the joint Keflivik Airport. I think it was January 23, 1972 an volcanis erruption occurred in thw Westman Islands thateffect td the largest island of Heimey where the large processing plants for fish products were located. THese plants were a major source for Icelands economcy

Posted by Matthew R. Thome April 22, 10 12:30 PM
1374.

Thank you Carlos Tellez; if my translation is correct. Our planet, Gaia is indeed 'living.' We are a species that gathers some of its strength from our amazing diversity of observation, curiosity and reasoning. This diversity sometimes leads us to use a variety of mythologies to explain the natural events all around us. More importantly, it leads us to discover causes and effects of natural events and then to the creation of inventions that use them.
Hoorah for us!
Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Posted by Viva Jones April 22, 10 12:34 PM
1375.

AMAZING! BREATHTAKING! THANK YOU!

Posted by terri Goeser April 22, 10 12:42 PM
1376.

nature is great so many good things are available pl enjoy.

Posted by sanjay April 22, 10 12:44 PM
1377.

MI QUERIDO SCHUMI, EN LUGAR DE MALDECIR, DEBERIAS DAR GRACIAS A DIOS QUE ESTAS VIVO!!!...
EL VOLCAN NO TIENE LA CULPA.

Posted by M.C. April 22, 10 12:50 PM
1378.

Well that was rather interesting to look at. As far as the world ending it will end but I don't think it will end in the next couple of years. When the world ends there are suppose to be a bunch of disasters that happen one after another... I wouldn't really call this a disaster but that is just my opionion. The world will end when it chooses to end but until then I think we all need to step up and take care of our planet.

Posted by .... April 22, 10 01:01 PM
1379.

yes there are too many evil people on this planet,lot of sins being commited,this is how nature mother reacts,cmon people turn to god for help Micki

Posted by Micki April 22, 10 01:06 PM
1380.

yes there are too many evil people on this planet,lot of sins being commited,this is how nature mother reacts,cmon people turn to god for help Micki

Posted by Micki April 22, 10 01:08 PM
1381.

Dit plaatst ons met beide voeten op de grond, toont ons wat we aan het verwoesten zijn, hetgeen we in gebruik hebben.
Maar toch blijft moeder aarde trouw aan zichzelf en leeft haar eigen natuur
volgens haar eigen wet!
Zouden we niet beter ipv te reclameren over het ongemak, meer respect voor haar tonen en ze goed verzorgen, zodat ook onze nakomelingen ervan kunnen genieten!

Posted by Daisy April 22, 10 01:11 PM
1382.

Isn't it wonderful to have cameras high in the sky that can take such visual pics. But I agree with other's comments about 'it's only a volcano', but I also agree that our planet is alive, tetonic plates moving, volcanos erupting, which they have done from the beginning of time. How many people will be visiting Yellow Stone Park this summer? Ah, right in the mouth of the world's largest (and active) volcanic area. Does that show that we as humans are just daring or just plane stupid? I also agree with the mind set of the end of times......coming . These happenings are but harbingers.....

Posted by daryle gregory April 22, 10 01:15 PM
1383.

Wonderful pictures , cannot imagine seeing it real!!!

Posted by shalet john April 22, 10 01:15 PM
1384.

omq dhats crazy how somethin like this happen omq ii feel so sorry for dem people dhat was in london i knop i wopuld of been pissed cause dhats crazy how somethinq happens like dhat iiim som soryy fuih you people

Posted by indayah April 22, 10 01:25 PM
1385.

Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 01:25 PM
1386.

Scary but beautiful!

Posted by Priscilla April 22, 10 01:30 PM
1387.

Wow! Hard to imagine we are on the same planet where this is happening. Maybe this is good, because this volcano is relieving the planet from stress and maybe less earthquakes.

Posted by Zita April 22, 10 01:31 PM
1388.

Neguim se amarra num lance natural, saca?
Pois e, nada mais natural do que um vulcao...
Ta chateado?
Se liga na missao, que a vida e dura... e deixa de ser mane.
Beijundas

Posted by Mad Boca do Inferno April 22, 10 01:35 PM
1389.

99.99% of every species that has ever existed on this planet is now extinct. Based upon the track record of mankind there certainly is an extremely high possibility that we will not make it in the long run. I wonder what new species will take our place millenium from now.

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 01:37 PM
1390.

Fotos impressinantes!
Obrigada por compartilhar ;)

Posted by Fabiana Moreira April 22, 10 02:04 PM
1391.

They are beautiful pictures but frightening; thats nature for you.

Posted by Sourav April 22, 10 02:08 PM
1392.

scary but beautiful ever body be ready you do no when the world will be end ever body in this world will die one day

Posted by 114 April 22, 10 02:17 PM
1393.

wow, one particular thing i have been noticing for some time now is that as the seasons change the earths axis from North to South these earthquakes and volcanoes that happen all over the planet coincide with the earths tilting back and forth and by the way the seasonal movement is not always consistent ! Coincidence, NOT! Those individuals that are obsessed with staring right into the volcanoes mouth are brave or just plain foolish!

Posted by Chris April 22, 10 02:18 PM
1394.

Wow, Vraiment notre bonne vieille planète "Terre" nous envoies un message qu'il faudrait arrêter nos co........
Sinon cela pourrait être bien plus grave , et qui sait , par exemple celui de Hawaï qui est depuis 1983 en permanente éruption ..

Posted by Eric. April 22, 10 02:31 PM
1395.

WOW THATS CRAZY, AND REALLY SCARY, O BTW I CAN SEE MRS. CONNIE MERRIL

Posted by billy April 22, 10 02:47 PM
1396.

Beautiful to see from a distance or picture. I'm sure Very Scary to have been there.

Posted by lc April 22, 10 02:55 PM
1397.

oh.fantastic images Its touches the Heart oh wow it is definitely beautiful but its harmful for the earth Great great great thenature their is no word to say

Posted by smita April 22, 10 02:58 PM
1398.

wowww

Posted by ajfhbnfd April 22, 10 03:05 PM
1399.

I LOVE THE PHOTOS!
GRAET!
JUST FANTABULUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Angel April 22, 10 03:12 PM
1400.

These are wonderful pictures. It make one wonder!

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 03:16 PM
1401.

São lindas as fotos, pena que trágicas.
A Natureza mostra sua força num grandioso espetáculo!

Posted by Daniele April 22, 10 03:32 PM
1402.

coool

Posted by heyy April 22, 10 03:43 PM
1403.

Amazing photos! However, I just ache for all the animals, people, plants, and glaciers that have been harmed. I'm sure that wildlife has suffered over this, and homes have been ruined by the flooding. We are praying for all of you.

Posted by Betty Singer April 22, 10 03:45 PM
1404.

My human brothers and sisters, look around you and observe. It isn't just a volcanic eruption. There are major disasters happening more frequently than ever and with more intensity. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes (so many in such short periods of time), mine disasters, explosions...

These things were truly predicted in the Bible for the last days. Take heed to the warnings; not in fear of the end of the world, but with an opportunity to turn to the awesome God of creation while there is time.

Posted by Jean April 22, 10 03:58 PM
1405.

EYE-yah-fyat-lah-yoh-kutl. The end is tricky...say the 't' and then sort of 'fall off' onto the 'l'....

Posted by Sheila April 22, 10 03:58 PM
1406.

I think the volcano is erupting because too many people have overslept and this is our bosses way of getting even: blowing up a glacier for fun.

Posted by Percy Dovetonsils April 22, 10 04:09 PM
1407.

I think the volcano is erupting because too many people have overslept and this is our bosses way of getting even: blowing up a glacier for fun.

Posted by Percy Dovetonsils April 22, 10 04:09 PM
1408.

Man is a part of nature. All nature pushes the limits of it's envirnment. That's the nature of nature. To think man should be any different is an insult to the natural order. All living things consume, kill other living things, and strip all that they can from the earth to survive, and we are (and shouldn't be) any different. Live life full and the natural order of balance will continue to perpetuate survival.

Posted by db April 22, 10 04:23 PM
1409.

blow me you fuckin wierdo's

Posted by Priceye April 22, 10 04:24 PM
1410.

The earth was built in six days and finished on the seventh. It appears we are still stick somewhere in that sixth day.

Posted by wynn April 22, 10 04:50 PM
1411.

good

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 04:53 PM
1412.

Nature is amazing, but nature is in control. Amazing pictures, but a little scarey.I don';t know why those people are so close, they don;t know what will happen, moment by moment..

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 04:58 PM
1413.

Nature is amazing, but nature is in control. Amazing pictures, but a little scarey.I don';t know why those people are so close, they don;t know what will happen, moment by moment..

Posted by Dianne April 22, 10 05:00 PM
1414.

ok, volcanoes erupt... it doesnt mean that God is pissed at us or its the end of the world.. ITS NOT!!!! its simply an act of nature, just like a hurricane or an earthquake.. all you people who say we brought this on ourselves, ur all idiots...

by the way, friggin awsome photos!!

Posted by jess April 22, 10 05:04 PM
1415.

Fantástico!!!!
A natureza no seu melhor ;p

Posted by Ju Martins da Enxabarda April 22, 10 05:09 PM
1416.

Wow we were there last year!!!! I am very happy I am not there this year.
Lena Hodgins

Posted by lena April 22, 10 05:34 PM
1417.

IMPRESIONANTE!!!!
LA NATURALEZA NO HAY QUIEN LA PARE!!!!
LOS SERES QUE HABITAMOS ESTE PLANATA ESTAMOS
SOMETIDOS A ELLA "LA NATURALEZA"
!EL MUNDO ES MARAVILLOSO"

Posted by JOSE MARIA BRUNET VIU April 22, 10 05:37 PM
1418.

¡Qué vulnerable es esta sociedad, que el volcán de una alejada isla es capaz de paralizar a algunos de sus habitantes como conejos delante de los faros de un coche! Estas muestras de la naturaleza deberían servir como un buen ejercicio de humidad. Salud y Saludos.

Posted by sancoran April 22, 10 05:39 PM
1419.

great pics,good to see images our planet doing what it has always done. 1300, 1305,1307,1321,1326,1347,1369, how stupid can u be? please jump inn before I run u over with my hummer.

Posted by bob taylor, in ice cold snowy california April 22, 10 05:42 PM
1420.

The pictures are fantastic-one must feel very humble amid a show of nature such as this.
I would have a question for those who are technically bent re: the earth/environment/co2 emmission and global warming.
How would a scientest equate the disruption and warming caused by this erruption to a day's amount of CO2 mmision?
And has Al Gore signed in yet to say " He told you so" ?

Posted by Don Harrington April 22, 10 06:01 PM
1421.

1327 You are so right! My God doesn't punish, He loves!

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 06:21 PM
1422.

How arrogant this australian guy! Thanks God that it is not necessary to speek english to run a computer !

What about having more respect towards feelings and opinions of other people. Several social vulcanos destroid former empires, just vulcanos...

Posted by KURT RÜGER April 22, 10 06:29 PM
1423.

The photos are really beautiful - I am amazed at how little we understand of our planet and it's fantastic mechanisms - like the causes of this volcanic eruption - which also happen to create new land, help with fertility of the soil, etc.
There seem to be too many people who think that comforts and profits for humankind are the reason for the existence of everything on this planet. In that way of thinking the eruption must seem a great inconvenience!

Posted by grammy N April 22, 10 06:30 PM
1424.

IT'S JUST PROVING THAT MOTHER NATURE IS A BIGGER BLOWHARD THAN THE PRESENT REGIME IN WASHINGTON D.C.!!!!!

Posted by DICK BOSMA April 22, 10 06:39 PM
1425.

Mother Nature has a mind of her own, she really doesn't care what we think. She does what she wants when she wants and sometimes we just get in the way. Beautiful images.

Posted by Dianne from Canada April 22, 10 06:49 PM
1426.

Volcanos can put on a beautiful show. I don't believe that people should have gotten as close to the mountain as they were in the pics. I do not believe that this is a sign of GOD's return, because in his word HE states that when he retuns there would be rainbows. I think that we (man) have been ABUSING our plant for to long and now we will have to start paying the fine.

Posted by sharon April 22, 10 07:00 PM
1427.

The most awsome thing ever I have seen.

Posted by Tammy Cochran April 22, 10 07:01 PM
1428.

Yo creo como muchos de los que comentaron en este espacio,que es una erupción más de un volcán más como habrá habido cientos de miles desde que existe el planeta. Nada tiene que ver el ser humano ni cabe pensar que es un mensaje de Dios.¿Es tan difícil acepatar que ESTO ES LA NATURALEZA CON SUS MARAVILLAS Y SUS ATROCIDADES?
Please, grow up!!!!

Posted by Hilda Giraudo April 22, 10 07:01 PM
1429.

I wonder if the pollutants emitted by an eruption such as this (and others sure to come) will negate the 0.5 degrees of warming that a Danish Professor/Scientest (Borlund?) has stated we can achieve if the world governments spend 3 trillion dollars to address "global warming" (assuming it is man caused) before the end of the century. Wouldn't if be wiser if we just waited around for another Krakatoa to reverse global warming and spent the 3 trillion on developing a perennial tomato of superior taste.

Posted by lowell stacy April 22, 10 07:04 PM
1430.

#1345 Pete, your remarks stated all that I was thinking...except, maybe,
why am I reading these comments?

Posted by val April 22, 10 07:06 PM
1431.

Natureza invencível....

Posted by Amgcunha April 22, 10 07:14 PM
1432.

Wow, nature is wonderful in its own way.

Posted by Jen DahlChristensen April 22, 10 07:15 PM
1433.

A Natureza e Maravilhos. É pena Que o Homem assista A Sua destruição em Prol, de Vários Interesses, nomeadamente Econômicos, Esquecendo Que SE Destrói Ele Próprio. Obrigada Por Tão Partilhar belas.fotografias.

Posted by Julieta Dias April 22, 10 07:31 PM
1434.

I traveled to Iceland and was fasinated by the country. Glad I had the opportunity.

Posted by gloria April 22, 10 07:32 PM
1435.

All you eviroworriewarts need to chill when it comes to human activities. We couldn't stop this or come close to the power of it even if we wanted. FLYING LESS???? your kidding right? Search 1783 eruption to see that this has happened before and the amount of matter blown into the sky was huge and some died but we're still here.

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 07:51 PM
1436.

Fotografie spettacolari per un evento che ci fa pensare in un futuro molto nero per la nostra Terra.
L'abbiamo distrutta e correre in pochi a tentare di rimediare è oramai praticamente impossibile.
La Terra è malata e condannata come lo è già stata in altre ere, con l'estinzione di altri popoli. Così accadrà anche con noi.
L'Uomo, non merita quello che Dio gli a dato. L'Uomo sa solo distruggere.

Posted by Federico de Ritis April 22, 10 08:03 PM
1437.

Unbelievable!!

Posted by Mary Anne B. April 22, 10 08:20 PM
1438.

Now the California state assembly will no doubt pass a bill outlawing volcanoes as a contributor to global warming, toxic emissions and extreme air pollution sources that must immediately be stopped with cap and trade taxes !!!!!!!!!! Nuts.

Posted by Horatio Brinkley April 22, 10 08:34 PM
1439.

Now the California state assembly will no doubt pass a bill outlawing volcanoes as a contributor to global warming, toxic emissions and extreme air pollution sources that must immediately be stopped with cap and trade taxes !!!!!!!!!! Nuts.

Posted by Horatio Brinkley April 22, 10 08:36 PM
1440.

wow weeeeeeeeeeee that is not cool at all i fell sorry for evreyone that live in europe and i hope every one is OK =)

Posted by Rosa Bonilla April 22, 10 09:07 PM
1441.

We are all weathermakers. It's the power of mass consciousness. We are simply attracting molecules to ourselves. We see nature as the enemy, something to be controlled, killed. So what is happening....?The world is a mirror....

Posted by E Winkler April 22, 10 09:56 PM
1442.

Well it is terrible , yes Mount St Helens was big bang went and saw it just after .....saw London as a child most nights of bombing that was bad also..
lasted for about 5years ......

Posted by Kim Nichols April 22, 10 09:58 PM
1443.

CREO QUE LAS FOTOGRAFIAS SON IMPRECIONANTES, ESTO ES TALVES EL RESULTADO QUE LA TIERRA NOS DA POR NO CUIDARLA. ESPERO QUE ESTO NOS HAGA HACER UN POCO DE CONSIENCIA Y NOS DEMOS CUENTA QUE ESTAMOS A TIEMPO PARA SALVAR NUESTRO PLANETA. HATA CUANDO VAMOS A UNIRNOS PARA HACER UN MUNDO MEJOR PARA NOSOTROS Y NUESTROS FUTUROS HIJOS Y GENERACIONES. DE VERDAD NUESTRO MUNDO ES BELLO Y PODEMOS SALVARLO A TIEMPO.

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 10:06 PM
1444.

Hermosas e impactantes fotografías; sólo nos queda admirar la incontrolable fuerza de la naturaleza y disfrutarla mientras estamos de paso por la vida. Que Nuestro Señor nos proteja de consecuencias indeseables para seguir admirándola!

Posted by Ma.Antonieta Legaspi April 22, 10 10:10 PM
1445.

A erupção do vulcão , na Islândia, que desde a semana passada vem jogando cinzas na atmosfera, interrompendo o movimento aéreo no Continente, pegou de surpresa a todos, que de uma hora para outra se viram incapazes de ir e vir, como habitualmente faziam.Forças da Natureza em ação!!

Posted by Vera Autuori April 22, 10 10:17 PM
1446.

nature answering the man

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 10:18 PM
1447.

this is caused by global warming.... if u havnt noticed that then u must be pretty dumb!

Posted by blair April 22, 10 10:33 PM
1448.

Beautiful pictures! ! ! Bellas fotografias ! ! ! impresionante! ! ! Asombroso! ! !

Posted by Sylvia April 22, 10 10:37 PM
1449.

thank you very much, wonderful

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 10:46 PM
1450.

The pictures are fantastic!!! Beautiful images!!!
Nature is WONDERFULL...

Posted by FABRICIO April 22, 10 10:50 PM
1451.

wow! thats bad!

Posted by me me me! April 22, 10 10:55 PM
1452.

J S K the phothos are really beautiful that crazy &scarybut beautiful i love the phothos graet these are wonderful

Posted by Anonymous April 22, 10 11:20 PM
1453.

ese es un espectaculo que me gustaria ver en vivo,haber si no reventamos antes de poder lograrlo.

Posted by mau April 22, 10 11:23 PM
1454.

If, as some have claimed, this has been caused by women wearing suggestive underwear, then there is a clear solution: ladies, prevent further uncontrolled eruptions by removing your underwear immediately!

Posted by Don Matheson April 22, 10 11:28 PM
1455.

Amazing photographs!!! Nature has it own special way of showing off its beauty and wonder!! WOW!

Posted by Debbie Jeffers April 22, 10 11:39 PM
1456.

IMPRESIONANTE!!!! Preparemonos para ver mas fenomenos similares..esto recien empieza...-Recuerden estar atentos al Japon y su entorno en poco tiempo habra novedades...

Posted by Raul.Omar April 23, 10 12:53 AM
1457.

Absolutely stunning collection!

Posted by Barbara C April 23, 10 12:57 AM
1458.

Po ogledu slik je vprašanje kolikšen del onesnaženja zemeljske krogle pomeni. Smo ljudje resnično slabši od naravnih izbruhov?

Posted by Aleksander April 23, 10 02:38 AM
1459.

With a little luck the next eruption will decimate the 5 and a half billion people who need to be removed from the earth to make way for a more balanced nature. Fingers crossed.

Posted by Jim Wills April 23, 10 04:30 AM
1460.

yipee. what a fabulous site to behold...

Posted by Beatrix Tarpe April 23, 10 04:47 AM
1461.

Very moving, frightening, I would not want to be there. I could almost feel the heat coming off the lava. Excellent photography.

Posted by Darlene April 23, 10 05:10 AM
1462.

Ya ves, algo tan natural como un volcan, ha puesto boca abajo un planeta desrrollado. Esto nos demuestra lo hipersensibles que somos a cualquier cambio no contratado, por nuestros super eroes los políticos.
Esto son lecciones de la madre naturaleza, hay que adaptarse a ella, no ella a nosotros.

Posted by Begoña España April 23, 10 05:57 AM
1463.

Neneeeee espero que puedas venir de vuelta y que el segundo volcan no explote¡¡¡ Te quiero¡¡¡ Nore¡¡¡ TENERIFE¡¡
100%PURO GOFIO CANARIO¡¡¡¡

Posted by NORE y YERA April 23, 10 06:06 AM
1464.

You are amazing, these pictures are real I believe in a higher power and that there are patterns that exist, wow, mother nature knows how to give birth. The pain of it all, no pain no gain...there is wisdom in the process. We are exactly where we are now be here now be here. To be or not to be, that is the question? Thanks for all your insights, may Respect and Gentleness, Faith, Hope, Charity and the greatest of all LOVE always reign supreme in our being!

Posted by Robyne April 23, 10 06:34 AM
1465.

Gaia quand tu te mets en colére, qu'est-ce que tu es belle, mais qu'est-ce que tu fais peur à la fois. Je ne me lasse pas de voir ces images, et en même temps, j'en ai des frissons dans le dos. Ta puissance est effrayante...

Posted by Lamone April 23, 10 06:48 AM
1466.

Fantastic pictures. very moving. these picture shows of higher power.

Posted by Mary Majedi April 23, 10 07:52 AM
1467.

This is an indication of what to come to the world at the time of ''PRALAYA''- Total dissolution of the Universe incding our world.Lord Siva is the deatroyer of the creation and the universe when the END is destined.

Posted by Bijoysree Sengupta April 23, 10 08:00 AM
1468.

Bild 5 zeigt genau die Stelle wo ich zur Zeit nicht wohnen möchte.

Posted by WolleU April 23, 10 08:00 AM
1469.

Thanks, Excellent photography.

Posted by veeresh babu dasa April 23, 10 08:27 AM
1470.

JUST BEATIFUL AND POWERFUL. IT SHOWS MAN'S SMALL FORCE.

Posted by Miguel Muñoz April 23, 10 08:30 AM
1471.

Thank god I was not there I feel sorry people there.

Posted by Robert April 23, 10 08:55 AM
1472.

Very beautiful,
for all those who used swears in there comments.there is an old proverb that says; A man who has a habbit of abusive language will never mature in character as long as he lives .
Sirach 23:18
there is no point to swearing, It just makes you look like you have no intellegence. Grow up.

Posted by Lori April 23, 10 08:56 AM
1473.

I think that it was terrifying and I would hate to live in Iceland!

Posted by Bob Sherlock April 23, 10 09:34 AM
1474.

well lad i think the pics r cool espesial the won wiv the fire tanx i love ur website im ur no.1 fan hahhahaha ye ri

Posted by larry April 23, 10 09:35 AM
1475.

becky megan emma bestoosxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
bLahh

Posted by becky April 23, 10 09:38 AM
1476.

Natures fury is mighter than the mightiest of the most modern weapons that man has invented including the Large Hedron Collider. Nobody dare challenge her.

Posted by Muralidhar April 23, 10 09:53 AM
1477.

excellent

Posted by D N Adhikari April 23, 10 10:01 AM
1478.

Amazing pictures and thank you for sharing. I would like to note that I am amused by the ignorance of people when I read their comments about this wonderful event. Some comments appear to be written by a first grader. I think... How do they operate, much less type on a keyboard attached to a computer? Amazing!

Posted by Mystified Humanoid April 23, 10 10:03 AM
1479.

make me wonder if the world is coming to and end!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by shadae April 23, 10 10:05 AM
1480.

Its very sad what is happening all over the world today, respect,morals,and people just changing for the worst....What kind of future is their if no one shows respect for worshiping, love, family and neighbors....So much bea- uty in this world lets learn to honor and respect one another....life is to short to display so much hate........................

Posted by Lorrie Rzemisiewski April 23, 10 10:07 AM
1481.

WOW!! The world had to burp. And what a BURP it was. The pics are amazing.

Posted by Caroline Brown April 23, 10 10:23 AM
1482.

Nature has the power that no one can challenge her in this world.

Posted by srijan Dhar April 23, 10 10:41 AM
1483.

Awsome Pictures! We should be so proud of the space program and the great work they do! If not for their hard work we would not be enjoying such wonderful pictures!!

Posted by Shirley Bowersox April 23, 10 10:54 AM
1484.

Iceland would not exist were it not for volcanic activity, plate tectonics, etc. It's Nature's way of building.

Posted by Thomas Miles April 23, 10 11:06 AM
1485.

Oh my gosh, I can't even believe there are actually that many people so close to the volcano? Seeing pictures is already nervous enough, I can't even imaging being so close. Yet, it must be a beautiful sight to behold.

Posted by Nancy April 23, 10 11:09 AM
1486.

Spectacular photos. The power of man pales to that of Mother Nature. We are totally at her mercy.

Posted by John Myslicki April 23, 10 11:11 AM
1487.

These are wonderful pictures--taken by someone much braver than I. They certainly confirm that there are many things we mortals do not fully understand -- that there is someone very much in charge of our world. Can you imagine being present at the creation of our world? What a show that must have been!

Posted by J. McKenzie April 23, 10 11:11 AM
1488.

Mooi maar tragisch

Posted by Leo Oorts April 23, 10 11:15 AM
1489.

What great pictures! Thanks

Posted by Verna Miller April 23, 10 11:25 AM
1490.

A la Binkiiissss ke Fabuloso esta eso!

Posted by Shira April 23, 10 11:26 AM
1491.

" god is great "
" every destruction has new innovation " for human beings.
so enjoy valcano.

Posted by jitendra modi April 23, 10 11:27 AM
1492.

I know that this world is not my home. I am a stranger passing through. I know some day this world as it is will end. I do believe that we are in the last days. The bible does say that there is nothing new under the sun. My prayer for all the people in this world is I pray we all be ready. More and more thing are going to happen in this world. If we as a people will repent and turn from those things that's not pleasing to God. He said he would heal the land.

Posted by Vivian Bradford April 23, 10 11:41 AM
1493.

wow esta de pelos and is be nice this is scary but curious

Posted by abi April 23, 10 11:49 AM
1494.

FOTOS TERRIBLES POR SU MAGNIFICENCIA; MAGNIFICAS POR EL TERROR QUE INSPIRAN E INSPIRADO EL AUTOS AL HABERLAS TOMADO

Posted by Ramon Nebot Sanz April 23, 10 11:55 AM
1495.

Nature can be so destructive and yet so beautiful.
So divine and powerful but fatal.

Posted by Shoba Balachander April 23, 10 12:26 PM
1496.

it is good

Posted by Anonymous April 23, 10 12:36 PM
1497.

Really great pictures !
Thanks, from Brussels, to Boston for sharing all these
wonderfull pics.

Posted by Joska April 23, 10 12:38 PM
1498.

A natureza proporciona beleza e medo na mesma medida.

Posted by Eurídice April 23, 10 12:43 PM
1499.

Τρομακτικό φαινόμενο, φανταστικές φωτογραφίες,
να είναι καλά όλοι εκείνοι που αψηφώντας κάθε κίνδυνο,
μας δίνουν τη δυνατότητα να το παρατηρούμε από τόσο κοντά σαν να είμαστε εκεί.

Posted by Moisoglou Nikolaos from Greece April 23, 10 01:05 PM
1500.

wow ! awesome photographs !!

Posted by sundarikuber April 23, 10 01:11 PM
1501.

We are citizens of the Earth. This volcano certainly reminds us of our size. Nous sommes de la tierre, et parfois nous le oublions. En realidad, somos muy pequenos, no? La Tierra nos regla todos los dias.

Posted by Andy Travis April 23, 10 01:12 PM
1502.

REPENT! The end is near!

Posted by Susan April 23, 10 01:17 PM
1503.

i wonder how much the earth tilting as a result of the three gorges dam in china has anything to do with the movements of the earths tectonic plates and it's effect to all the volcanic eruptions and the earthquakes that is happening around the world.

Posted by guree April 23, 10 01:27 PM
1504.

i wonder how much the earth tilting as a result of the three gorges dam in china has anything to do with the movements of the earths tectonic plates and it's effect to all the volcanic eruptions and the earthquakes that is happening around the world.

Posted by guree April 23, 10 01:30 PM
1505.

Beautiful collection of photos. Wonderfully breath taking! Isn't our earth amazing?

Posted by Candace Christensen April 23, 10 02:02 PM
1506.

Excelentes fotografias. Ese es el poder de la naturaleza y de Dios. Cuidemos lo que tenemos no lo destruyamos.

Posted by Karol April 23, 10 03:11 PM
1507.

Wonderfull , thanks for this pictures. People take this with danger for dem one live. It's amezing how butifull the pictures are so claer.

Posted by P.v.Maasdam April 23, 10 03:28 PM
1508.

may Jesus take care the world.

Posted by ratnasari steven April 23, 10 03:37 PM
1509.

I love earth science, so I appreciated the pictures. I did not appreciate the crudeness and lack of decency in some of the comments.
We Latter-day Saints believe that as we obey God's commandments we will be blessed to prosper in the land. He obviously is still at work building and remodeling His beautiful creation...Earth.
We need to remember that as we are thrilled by the power and beauty of this event, many people were subjected to loss, suffering, and inconvenience. It presents another opportunity for people to help one another in difficult times.

Posted by Barbi in Manahawkin NJ USA April 23, 10 04:08 PM
1510.

Type your comment here...

Posted by Anonymous April 23, 10 04:24 PM
1511.

Amazing pictures, but it is even more amazing, that so many people with so different views come together on this one website to express themselves
There is hope. Thank you ALL.

Posted by Fussel April 23, 10 04:24 PM
1512.

The only thing nature stopped for a while was a lot of crazy people travelling around senseless, thus providing picture takers an opportunity for business.Yet It is needed a lot of help, not only pictures, to people deprived of everything in Haití, China, Chile, Brasil, Africa and much other places.....

Posted by antonio losada April 23, 10 04:50 PM
1513.

wow that was utterly redicilous and cool at the same time.

Posted by sophie April 23, 10 04:53 PM
1514.

Nothing ! I am without voice.....

Posted by Annie. April 23, 10 05:06 PM
1515.

Pictures are horrifying but these are taken as enjoyment by most of the people around here. One can just watch them helplessly but could do nothing. Our technology has yet failed to overcome such disasters. Obviously there is a Great Power behind who controls the whole Universe. The time has come to repent and choose the right path.

Posted by Tahir Shamo April 23, 10 05:33 PM
1516.

Pictures are horrifying but these are taken as enjoyment by most of the people around here. One can just watch them helplessly but could do nothing. Our technology has yet failed to overcome such disasters. Obviously there is a Great Power behind who controls the whole Universe. The time has come to repent and choose the right path.

Posted by Tahir Shamo April 23, 10 05:37 PM
1517.

I love all of you

Posted by Anonymous April 23, 10 06:00 PM
1518.

Magnificient pictures; and to such a beautiful Scandinavain Country. Two
of My children were born in a neighboring Country, Norway, where we spent several years and loved each and every day, The people are wonderful and their land looks as though it has never been abused by man.
We will all wish and pray to God that this kind of event does not happen again.

Posted by Ray Duncan April 23, 10 06:11 PM
1519.

Belaj fotoj ! Nepre videndaj ! Ili montras la potencon de Dio, kaj la malgrandecon de Homo !

Posted by Goelano April 23, 10 06:23 PM
1520.

Every time a volcano goes off, some fools think it's an indication of the end of the world! If that was the case, the world has been ending since before mankind ever set foot on earth. What would be the point in that?
Religious nuts have been sure they were going to see ‘the 2nd coming,' and ‘the end of the world’ in their lifetimes for two thousand years now. They've all been wrong so far! And you are too, if you think this is God calling us to repent.
Whatever it is that you believe about your God, it's really just as stupid as you think what the Greeks and Romans believed about their Gods is.

Still, incredibly powerful and beautiful photos!

Posted by marelin April 23, 10 06:30 PM
1521.

I too think it is a sign of the times. The Lord will be patient with us only so long. According to the Holy Bible, God will destroy this earth & volcanoes, as well as earthquakes, are some of the signs the prophets & the gospel writers tell us about.

Posted by Jan April 23, 10 06:52 PM
1522.

venus lava sparkly hot rocks sure all the observers were havin a gas and trackin the atmospheric direction in the land of fire and ice , great adventure pics !

Posted by t. edwardson April 23, 10 07:16 PM
1523.

Nature..Fabulous Photos, Thanks for sharing them with us....

I'm thinking of the people of Iceland who have suffered and lost......

Posted by Linda Dwyer April 23, 10 08:56 PM
1524.

1495, You put it right! "Nature can be so destructive and yet so beautiful.
So divine and powerful but fatal." Also think how small is the human being
when compared to the force of the nature, eventhough man can go and
take pictures in the space!!! I compliment 1486 also for the comment -
"The power of man pales to that of Mother Nature. We are totally at her mercy."

Posted by ivseeit April 23, 10 09:48 PM
1525.

I have never seen such beautiful photos in my life. Awsome.

Posted by LeRoy Ruland April 23, 10 09:50 PM
1526.

These are awsome photographs - reminds us that when nature takes control our man and all his advancement of science have to bow down

Posted by arti April 23, 10 10:08 PM
1527.

Muy buenas fotos, impresionante la naturaleza, nuestro mundo. Todos podemos hacer algo por mantenerlo bello, mantengámonos firmes en nuestras acciones y deseo por mejorarlo día a día con algo básico como sembrar arboles, entre muchas otras acciones.

Posted by lucrecia April 23, 10 10:09 PM
1528.

The pictures were awesome. These natural events occur at regular intervals of about 80 years or so due to the collection of pressure of the volcanic gasesand lava underneath the earth, probably once in a lifetime: a guide to the next generation. Simply shows that Nature overules Man.

Posted by Dr Govind Chainani April 23, 10 11:11 PM
1529.

"CUANDO EL AIRE ...EL FUEGO ... LA AGUAS Y LA TIERRA ERAN TODAVIA UN COMUN HERBOR ...SURGIO DEL LEGAMO EL LIGAM LEGATARIO ..Y ESPARCIO SU QUEMANTE ESPERMA ...CONFIRMANDO LAS INCIERTAS RIVERAS ...DANDO CAUDC AL RIO ..Y ENGENDRANDO LA CIUDAD ! " ... FRAGMENTO DE " EL SUEÑO DE LAS ESCALINATAS " .... DE JORGE ZALAMEA BORDA ...POETA COLOMBIANO

Posted by zagal April 23, 10 11:14 PM
1530.

whoa that's cool

Posted by j.b. April 23, 10 11:32 PM
1531.

The photos are truly amazing, but I wonder what the damage to the land and people is like at this point.

Posted by Kathy Peterson April 23, 10 11:47 PM
1532.

Beautiful photography; you can't fight mother nature.

Posted by minoocher April 23, 10 11:55 PM
1533.

desde rio tercero, cordoba, argentina, mirando estas fotos es algo muy impresionante, dantesco, imposible de describir con palabras, solo mi deseo de aliento a todas las personas de islandia. estan en mi corazon y en mis oraciones,

Posted by julio conti daniele April 24, 10 12:00 AM
1534.

Randi

Leslie sent this to me and now me to you.

JR

Posted by Randi April 24, 10 12:16 AM
1535.

Chile no es la ecepcion,ante todas estas fotografias,el Mundo esta revolucionado geograficamente y por ende seguiran estas catastrofes,pero no digamos que Dios nos esta castigando,tenemos que decir"LA MADRE NATURALEZA NOS ESTA CASTIGANDO,PORQUE NO HEMOS SABIDO CUIDARLA DESDE QUE EL HOMBRE PISO LA TIERRA.Ha llegado la hora de hacer conciencia en las nuevas generaciones,ya que para nosotros es tarde,pero no para ellos " los niños de todo el mundo "

Posted by LUIS J.FLORES F. April 24, 10 12:42 AM
1536.

Why must we turn everything into a soap box for our political or religious views? I mean........did you actually LOOK at those incredible photographs...did you take the time to SEE what the photographer was trying to share with us all......? Didn't he make it feel as though you could reach your hand out and feel the heat coming from those lava flows...or the hesitation in the solitary man, standing at the edge of what is now a cliff, looking down where the was once a road....

Beautiful.....absolutely, undeniably intimate images of this incredible, scarred planet we call home.........Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted by Jackie April 24, 10 12:51 AM
1537.

The pictures are fantastic Thank you ALL.

Posted by SIVA April 24, 10 02:11 AM
1538.

ONE CAN ONLY LOOK AT THESE PICTURES IN AWE.NATURE AT ITS MOST TERRIFYING MOMENT AND YET THERE IS STILL SO MUCH BEAUTY.FANTASTIC!!!!

Posted by SHOBHA MUKHERJEE April 24, 10 02:38 AM
1539.

Why do some people, while seeing the spectacular way Nature performs so many times, go back to the same shortsighted particular political ideas comparing, as some entries show, natural fenomena with the smoke going out from our cars? My advice is that they forget about dirty politics and learn science and how it works, before making blind criticisms. In the meantime, relax and enjoy from such wonderfull sights as these.
¡¡¡¡Gracias por estas espectaculares fotografías!!!!

Posted by Juancho, from Spain April 24, 10 05:48 AM
1540.

vraiment splendide !
congratulation

Posted by Duret April 24, 10 06:31 AM
1541.

LA TIERRA ES MARAVILOSA, ENRE TODOS PODEMOS CUIDAR DE ELLA, PONGAMOS ALGO DE NUESTRA PARTE. GRACIAS. BESOS.

Posted by SARA HOTMAIL @.COM April 24, 10 07:06 AM
1542.

spring mountain yawning,
fire and ice collides causing?
-strange harmonic lights
=)

Posted by violet313 April 24, 10 07:19 AM
1543.

that is really a natural catastrophe

Posted by jad atweh April 24, 10 07:38 AM
1544.

nature is amazing & its destruction is devataing.

Posted by colonel Rahul April 24, 10 07:46 AM
1545.

EL FUEGO SIEMPRE HECHIZO AL HOMBRE Y ESPANTO A LAS BESTIAS!

Posted by LULI April 24, 10 07:54 AM
1546.

amazing

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 09:49 AM
1547.

Thats CoOL

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 09:51 AM
1548.

Iceland Volcano has some old rivalry with flight operators.... Iceland is too cool but became hot through news.....

Posted by Ashok D. Chandak April 24, 10 10:23 AM
1549.

thanks for sharing this is the frist time iam seeing something i never saw before amazing.

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 11:30 AM
1550.

Iceland is a beautiful country of beautiful people. The volcano shows the power of God and reminds us He is in control. Thank you for sharing these wonderful & magnificant pictures. Our prayers are with those in the area that have had much difficulty because of this natural wonder.

Posted by Diane Magnusson April 24, 10 11:49 AM
1551.

I respect all that Mother Nature does both in it's beauty & destructiveness. I was awed at the unbelievable photos. It reminded me that Mother Nature always has the upper hand! Man cannot compete with Her. I'm not sure I want to be there but thankful I can see these photos at a safe distance! Thanks to those who took the time & risk for these once in a lifetime photo's.

Posted by rmk April 24, 10 12:17 PM
1552.

que fotografias tan hermosas y elocuentes del poder y belleza de la naturaleza, a travez de Dios muchas felicidades al fotografo adelante

Posted by Byron E. Mendez April 24, 10 12:27 PM
1553.

Stop with the "nature vs. man" comments....(using the word "man" instead of "humans" is sexist and besides.. it's not about nature vs. humans...this is not a contest or boxing match). Nature rules and we are lucky to behold its (not her or his) beauty and lessons.

Basta con los comentarios de la "naturaleza contra el hombre"...(usar la palabra "hombre" en vez de "humanos" es sexista y en todo caso no se trata de la naturaleza contra los humanos...esto no es un concurso o torneo de boxeo . La naturaleza rige y somos afortunados de ver su belleza y leeciones.

Posted by Maria Cornejo-Gutierrez April 24, 10 12:46 PM
1554.

To Jim Wills, with that kind of wish, my wish for you is that you be at the head of the line, seem only fair. The pictures are awsome.

Posted by K Brower April 24, 10 12:54 PM
1555.

Es impresionante!!! Dios esta presente!! Que fotos tan magestuosas.

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 02:20 PM
1556.

Es impresionante!!! Dios está presente!! Imagenes Fantásticas!! Con razón tanto caos aereo... quien se anima a volar un avión en esas condiciones?!!

Posted by Rosaluz Rocha Manilla April 24, 10 02:23 PM
1557.

What amazing pictures! Thank you for reminding us about the awesome beauty and power of Nature. Thank you giving us the signs that we are losing our plot, and that we need to look at Nature and search for the reasons of our very existence. We are but mere mortals trying to constantly gain power and glory and wealth. I'm happy that from time to time Nature has to remind us that we are nobody in front of her Power. And, did you say 'End'? What end? There's no end in Nature. Learn to love and be humble. Learn to be one with Nature and there will be no end!

Posted by lulu April 24, 10 02:27 PM
1558.

There is nothing new under the sun, but always transforming. How exciting to see this captured so magnificently by some great photographers. I humbly bow before nature's power to change things we think are permanent. For those of you who think the world is coming to an end - for you, it must be - what a dark view of such a wonderous sight!

Posted by Holly Ullrich April 24, 10 02:29 PM
1559.

"1459
With a little luck the next eruption will decimate the 5 and a half billion people who need to be removed from the earth to make way for a more balanced nature. Fingers crossed.
Posted by Jim Wills April 23, 10 04:30 AM"

I bet you'd be trying to retract this comment when you're in the 5.5 billion people that die in said eruption that you're praying so hard for.

Very nice pictures though! Beautiful and destructive at the same time, Mother Nature's poetry.

Posted by Kristen April 24, 10 03:12 PM
1560.

this is so sad .... its Mother Natures reaction to all the cruelty that is being done to her :-( when does man stop the abuse ????
the pictures are very well captured ...
prayers with the people who have suffered

Posted by samyukkta. singh April 24, 10 03:12 PM
1561.

Lo que es la naturaleza, están muy lindas estas fotos

Posted by Ernesto J Rodriguez April 24, 10 03:34 PM
1562.

intesting that is what my science project on thannks for the idea i hope people survive and the sight of nature can be beautiful

Posted by niki April 24, 10 03:44 PM
1563.

Jim Wills April 23, 10 04
maybe you will be part of that number and vanish from the earth to give room to some more intelligent life form instead of you

Posted by Paula April 24, 10 04:12 PM
1564.

Global warming at its peak . . .24/7

Posted by Ron April 24, 10 04:24 PM
1565.

Escriba su comentario aquí ...ES ESTO ES SOLO PARTE DEL COBRO, QUE NOS ESTA HACIENDO ESTE MALTRATADO PLANETA LLAMADO TIERRA, POR SUS DETRACTORES LOS HUMANOS, Y SEGUIRA COBRANDO MIENTRAS NO TENGAMOS CONCIENCIA DE LO QUE DESTRUIMOS, QUE PENA QUE LOS HIJOS DE NUESTROS HIJOS NO PODRAN ADMIRAR, COMO HASTA HOY NOSOSTROS LO HICIMOS.

Posted by HECTOR INFANTE April 24, 10 05:02 PM
1566.

This shows again how fragile we are!
Mother earth just gives us a little warning, we need to change!
Stop consuming and abusing and start sharing!
We are so arrogant!
I really hope we find a way to be part of nature instead thinking we stand above it and destroy it.
Loved the power nature shows in this pictures!

Posted by Miek / Holland April 24, 10 05:15 PM
1567.

It really makes us see how small and unknowing we are.
The size and strength of this volcano is something. What will man learn from it? I for one think that Mother Nature is telling us just who is Boss!

Respect of Mother Nature!

Posted by Carroll Wayne Wallace, Sr April 24, 10 05:29 PM
1568.

These are amazing pictures!! That lonely farm standing there next to the flooded river says so much!! I loved they all and thank you....:)

Posted by CheshireCat April 24, 10 06:15 PM
1569.

really thank you for those perfect images

Posted by abderrahim wardani April 24, 10 06:56 PM
1570.

Dünyanın böyle bir patlamayla ortaya çıkan karbondioksit gazı ile atmosferimizin kirlenmesini belki engelleyemeyiz, fakat kendi elimizde olan ve havamızı kirleten unsurlarla savaşmalıyız.

PEACE AT THE WORLD PEACE AT THE HOME

TÜRKİYE den sevgilerle

ALAZ-ÖZLEM-MURAT ARSLAN

Posted by ALAZ MURAT ARSLAN April 24, 10 07:37 PM
1571.

fabulous pictures which clearly shows existence of the great power.but most of the people deny the truth and persuade themselves by saying that 'everything is fine'.please don't deceive yourself.

Posted by sabira April 24, 10 07:40 PM
1572.

Buffalo snow I TAKE ANDY DAY .WOW BLESS YOU ALL HOPING YOU ALL ARE SAFE.

Posted by laura jaskier April 24, 10 08:35 PM
1573.

Amazing photos, sad to learn that the volcano has hurt much property including people and their animals. The heartfelt comments ffrom so many people from several countries were thought proboking to my mind and heart.

Posted by marybeth April 24, 10 09:28 PM
1574.

Majestic pictures of a beautiful disaster! Simply amazing !
Q. What is the average life-span of a volcano, I heard it's
about 10 million years . Any one know different?

Posted by teddy April 24, 10 09:36 PM
1575.

IMPRESIONANTE Y ESPECTACULAR LOQUE LA NATURALEZA PUEDE HACERNOS ASOMBRAR....

Posted by DIEGUITO April 24, 10 09:41 PM
1576.

Thank you God for the many beautiful sights you have allowed an 83 year old man to witness.

Posted by Bob Hill April 24, 10 09:51 PM
1577.

Thanks for the pictures.Really beautiful and awesome

Posted by Gerry - NZ April 24, 10 10:00 PM
1578.

I WAS STATIONED IN KEFLAVIK, ICELAND FOR OVER A YEAR IN NATO. (1957) I FOUND ICELAND TO BE BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND HAD MANY NICE PEOPLE LIVING THERE. MR. WILLS YOU PROBABLY NEED TO BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ICELAND AND IT'S PEOPLE. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THESE PEOPLE, THEIR HOMES, FARMS AND ANIMALS. I AM SURE WITH THE HELP OF THEIR NEIGHBORS THEY WILL BOUNCE BACK ONCE THIS TERRIBLE THING HAS PASSED.

Posted by CLAUDE MCBROOM SR. April 24, 10 10:01 PM
1579.

truly terrific pics.... very beautiful... God is beautiful
but ironically, it has caused people so much difficulty with all the melting of the ice, flood, and flights cancellation.
true enough, nature now has her way on us...

Posted by normansor April 24, 10 11:19 PM
1580.

Do not destroy mother nature and test her patience either, this is the result we see at the end of the day.

Posted by Jayashree April 24, 10 11:36 PM
1581.

It's a normal phenomenon of nature. We should not worry about it.

Posted by Sourav Sarkar April 24, 10 11:42 PM
1582.

We worry about so many things and what does worry do for us.........
Just be the best and do the best each and every day when you open up your eyes be thankful for what you have to enjoy .....LIFE....
and the enjoyment of being able to see and hear what is going on around us and in our world. always remember to count your blessing and have feelings for others here and afar.
THANKYOU FOR LETTING ME VIEW THE PHOTOS , HOPPING THAT
ICELAND AND THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE WILL BE SAFE AND OK

Posted by GWEN April 25, 10 12:18 AM
1583.

Even an ash cloud has a silver lining. My friends who live north and southeast of London have told me by e-mail that the city is quieter and skies are clearer all day and night than they have been in 40 years. London, as you may know has 3 international airports (Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick), all of which have either been partly or completely shut down for the last 10 days. Imagine: no jet trails, no jet fuel air pollution, no whooshes of takeoffs, no whining of tires on runways as the big beasties land.

One of them pointed out another potential benefit today: the ash flakes landing on their garden soil may enhance the growth of their plants this season.

Little changes really do make big changes happen - and not always for the worse.

Posted by Carol April 25, 10 12:44 AM
1584.

just airdrop a few tons of plastic and make a big bubble.

Posted by Rod April 25, 10 04:32 AM
1585.

They are absolutely amazing pictures. I wouldnt have wanted to be that close to it though!!

Posted by lollypop13 April 25, 10 04:57 AM
1586.

Global Warming, Climate Change ... & this

These eruptions make me wonder about the melting ice coast in Greenland. Could the tectonic and lava movement below the surface of the earth around this region contribute more significantly to the melting ice and hence global warming & climate change, than gaseous green house gases?

Posted by simon teoh April 25, 10 06:00 AM
1587.

Nothing is more beautiful than Nature, embrace, appreciate and be stewards of it..Amy Jo

Posted by Amy Sievers April 25, 10 06:52 AM
1588.

Terribly beaultiful. Like a devil's blows, lava and ashes get the whole scenery of Iceland as well as portions of Europe with its natural effects. Man should take into account that the global warming is responsible for many of those catastrophes. I remember very well of what caused Saint Helen Volcano in the USA. Let's think seriously of what we can do to avoid these natural troubles. I also hope that we can take important lessons of it all. I do believe that the mankind can learn so much from this terrible example. Here goes my sorrow for the people of Iceland too.

Posted by Marco Valois April 25, 10 08:14 AM
1589.

I like your comment Barbi (Manahawkin)
"God is obviously still at work building and re-modeling His beautiful creation..... Earth." " We have to have hope...because without hope...we are lost." a line from someone I respect and miss very much.

Posted by sky April 25, 10 08:19 AM
1590.

Thank you for giving us an idea of what those on the ground might be experiencing. So much of the coverage we see is about the folks in the airports, etc. The pictures are great.

Posted by Ethel Moore April 25, 10 08:55 AM
1591.

this is because of stupid pollution

Posted by saitle April 25, 10 09:56 AM
1592.

Photos magnifiques.
Nous ne sommes pas grand'chose devant la nature qui sait reprendre ses droits.

Posted by Pierre ARNOULD April 25, 10 10:13 AM
1593.

these are some wondeerful pictures of the volcano and it will help me get and A+on my report on iceland"s volcano.

Posted by Kortland April 25, 10 10:14 AM
1594.

Muitos vulcões e terremotos e epidemias ainda estão por vir, está escrito na Biblia.
Many volcanos e earthquakes and epidemics are coming, its written in Bible.
É tempo de arrependimento e voltar-se para Deus.
It´s time to repentance and go back God.

Posted by aldaberto April 25, 10 11:21 AM
1595.

Muitos vulcões e terremotos e epidemias ainda estão por vir, está escrito na Biblia.
Many volcanos e earthquakes and epidemics are coming, its written in Bible.
É tempo de arrependimento e voltar-se para Deus.
It´s time to repentance and go back God.

Posted by aldaberto April 25, 10 11:22 AM
1596.

amazing cen..
but little scary:(

Posted by amna mazhar April 25, 10 12:16 PM
1597.

Why should we name the vulcan eruption a natural catastroph?
It is only a spectacle

SIMPLY WONDERFUL OF POWER

Posted by Nico April 25, 10 12:53 PM
1598.

Maravillosas imágenes que nos demuestran, una vez más, la fuerza y el poder de la Naturaleza. Algunas persona son capaces de aventurar futuros efectos demoníacos o endiosados de nuestra Naturaleza. No comparto esta osdía. La Naturaleza es tan poderosa como desconocida y lo que me encantaría es saber un poco más a través de los comentarios de los especialistas en volcanes y el la Tierra. !Viva la Naturaleza! y cuidémosla... porque nosotros somos parte de la misma.Josep

Posted by Josep E. April 25, 10 12:56 PM
1599.

Maravilhoso!!! Ao mesmo tempo pode ser muito desastroso...

Posted by Patty April 25, 10 12:56 PM
1600.

real terrific pictures!

Posted by putul April 25, 10 01:26 PM
1601.

To call this a destructive event shows how short sighted and self absorbed we are. It is a creative event. This is how the earth builds new continents.

Posted by Anonymous April 25, 10 02:05 PM
1602.

Very very good pictures, beautiful, thanks to the talented photographers who had the courage to face the beast, this is not the first volcano erupting nor the last, so don't jump to conclusion that this is the end for humanity.Some call it God, some call it nature.but it.was there under our feet for many millions of years alive and well...so it is a reminder of its presence . If you want to repent..well please do, may be the whole humanity will benefit from such good behavior after all ,you even don't have to wait for a volcano to do its job to do that !

Posted by Maggy April 25, 10 02:39 PM
1603.

Please, this is a natural phenomenon which is to be expected. "gods" had nothing to do with it. Nuts have been predicting the end of the world for centuries--so far we are still here. Try predicting 4+ billion years from now, and I will believe you. But humans will be long gone by then, through self destruction by overpopulation and the consequent destruction of our environment. When we die, we are gone forever......

Posted by Richard April 25, 10 02:47 PM
1604.

wat stik mijn dat nou

Posted by Jaapie April 25, 10 03:46 PM
1605.

These natural occurrences started long before we were here and will continue long after we're gone.

Posted by red April 25, 10 04:06 PM
1606.

GREAT PICTURES, THE COMBINATION OF ICE AND FIRE IN THESE
PICTURES IS SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THANKS

Posted by RICHARD April 25, 10 04:11 PM
1607.

Our kindergarten children and families here in New Lynn,Auckland ,New Zealand are following the eruption on the other side of the world with great interest.We are discussing so many related subjects-our mat times are really interesting and reveal so much about the childrens knowledge of the
natural world

Posted by Jan,Margie,Mary and children April 25, 10 04:18 PM
1608.

Está todo dicho, hasta que no tomen conciencia todos los organismos oficiales y no oficiales,y a nivel de calle,nos concienciemos que la naturaleza se está cobrando parte de tanta crueldad que le estamos causando....sería lamentable y tristisimo que tanta belleza que todavia disfrutamos, no lleguemos a tiempo de evitar su fin. y nuestras fururas generaciones sea las que paguen el pato de tanta ignorancia acumulada....

Posted by Pilar-Amada April 25, 10 04:26 PM
1609.

THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT THE P-C IS ALMOST THE BEST INVENTION EVER. IF NOT, THEN ONE OF THE BEST. HOW ELSE COULD SO MANY BE INFORMED OF SUCH A WONDERFUL EVENT. LEROY C. SCOTT - SEATTLE

Posted by LEROY C. SCOTT April 25, 10 04:35 PM
1610.

Let's all remember that the largest active volcano in the world is located in the United States. The volcano's caldera is called Yellowstone Park. The eruptions occur on a 600,000 year cycle. The last eruption occurred 650,000 years ago. It left six feet of ash in Nebraska. It was due for a repeat 50,000 years ago. When it blows, it will cancel more than airplane flights and it is behind schedule.

Posted by A. Nonymous April 25, 10 04:43 PM
1611.

The volcanoes show the continuing strength and majesty of our planet. Why some people bring religion into a natural phenomenon is way beyond me! Jesus had nothing to do with the volcanic eruption. He must have more important things to do, like eliminating war and disease, if he is so minded.

Posted by Robert E. Davis April 25, 10 05:00 PM
1612.

It is amazing to see nature in motion. Most of these events are something that has been brewing and daily as we live our lives unaware of what is going on around us it brings to the realization of what we should be prepared to experience. We never know when it is our turn to experience these events close to our own homes. Great time to get prepared.

Posted by Cindy - SLC, Utah April 25, 10 05:49 PM
1613.

Muy buenas fotos ,la lastima no poder haberlas hecho yo por no estar en ese momento en ese sitio tan impresionante

Posted by CPPA April 25, 10 05:54 PM
1614.

Your pictures are cool!

Posted by Nicholas-11yrs and Mother April 25, 10 07:38 PM
1615.

The Nature is wonderfull! Be careful! We have bigs pictures.

Posted by plinio salss April 25, 10 07:46 PM
1616.

FANTASTIC BUT WE ALLKNOW ITS NOT NICE YO FOOL MOTHER NATURE SHE RULES

Posted by BOB April 25, 10 08:57 PM
1617.

NATURE - Its Beauty as well as its Fury is unimaginable.
It is indeed - Almighty's Creation.!!!

Posted by Divakarla April 25, 10 08:59 PM
1618.

Now we SEE for ourselves why Iceland is called the LAND OF FIRE AND ICE... !!! This is difficult though for the Icelandic people because they have suffered great losses in the recent global financial meltdown ; and now THIS... which will hurt tourism and also possibly cripple their agricultural production... time will tell. let's hope for the best for all Icelandic people ! The photos are wonderful and hats off to the photographers for their brilliant photos !

Posted by gary April 25, 10 09:06 PM
1619.

Great pictures!!! Leo Travassos - Brazil

Posted by Leo Travassos April 25, 10 09:35 PM
1620.

Nature is the master artist, painter and sculptor. Amazing and beautiful pictures.

Posted by CC Kong April 25, 10 11:51 PM
1621.

Great pics.

Posted by Manivasagan April 26, 10 01:33 AM
1622.

These pictures are really beautiful, thank you to the people who made it this possible for us mere mortals to view. Nature will always do what it is meant to do I feel sure mankind has to respect this we are in awe when these things happen, it is not in our realm of control, we live a really great world, man is not the boss when nature steps in. In reality it can be frightening and beautiful so thank you again for allowing us this viewing.

Posted by Ruby Woods April 26, 10 02:39 AM
1623.

Oh! mi god!

Posted by Jason April 26, 10 02:55 AM
1624.

Bellísimas fotos. El planeta lleva y llevará su ritmo y sus latidos, periódicamente, insistente, y mucho mas eterno que nosostros.

Posted by M. Carmen April 26, 10 03:17 AM
1625.

It appears as another planet! Instead this is our mother Earth!! It will be extremely difficult to find another place so spectacular as this our preciuos environment. Let's take care of our home.

Posted by Sandro Muscolino April 26, 10 03:37 AM
1626.

NO COMPRENDO, LA ESTUPIDEZ DE ALGUNOS DE MIS CONGENERES (...Y YA SON TANTOS...)
DESDE EL COMIENZO DE LA FORMACIÓN DEL PLANETA...ESTO QUE VEMOS HOY ES DE LO MÁS NATURAL (DE NATURALEZA)...A QUE VIENEN A QUEJARSE... DE LA INTERVENCIÓN DEL HOMBRE...SI EN UN SEGUNDO LA NATURALEZA ELEVA A LA ENESIMA POTENCIA, EL "DAÑO" QUE PUEDA HACER EL HUMANO...PERO ACASO ES "DAÑO"...YO DIRÍA QUE NO...SINO LO CONTRARIO: VIDA VIVA....DEBEMOS DE ALEGRARNOS...EL PLANETA SIGUE COMO SIEMPRE...ESTÁ VIVO.
Y EL HUMANO TIENE LA SUERTE DE PARTICIPAR DE ESA TRANSFORMACIÓN VIVA...GRACIAS
Y SERÍA INTERESANTE QUE ESTUDIARAMOS UN POCO MÁS...
QUE EL SABER ES GRATIS.

Posted by ENRIQUE April 26, 10 04:50 AM
1627.

Type your comment here...

Posted by Anonymous April 26, 10 04:57 AM
1628.

THANK YOU FOR WONDERFULL PHOTOS

Posted by MUSTAFA AYDINEL April 26, 10 04:59 AM
1629.

Natuurlijk is een vulkaan-uitbarsting niet het einde van de wereld.
Er staat immers geschreven dat wij hierover zullen horen net zo als over de hongersnoden, oorlogen en aardbevingen, vóór dat het einde komt.
Het einde nadert wel met rasse schreden en het is niet slim om te zeggen dat geloven in God "dom" is.
De foto's zijn fantastisch.

Posted by 1620 April 26, 10 05:21 AM
1630.

É lindo e muito natural. O grande mal está nas ações antrópicas e que certamente irão comprometer em muito o nosso planeta em poucos anos. Falo da destruição causada pelo homem na Amazônia. Não consigo compreender porque ainda derrubam árvores neste país. É revoltante.

Posted by VENILTON (ALEGRE-ES/BRAZIL) April 26, 10 09:28 AM
1631.

These photos were amazing to see! Everything looks so real and up close and personal!

Posted by Maria April 26, 10 09:40 AM
1632.

how bad was it

Posted by chris April 26, 10 09:41 AM
1633.

save earth to save yourself.

Posted by tanya April 26, 10 10:14 AM
1634.

save earth to save yourself.

Posted by tanya April 26, 10 10:15 AM
1635.

DU CARAI . PUTA KI PARIU

Posted by Jair J. Moraes April 26, 10 10:19 AM
1636.

Dette er de vakreste bildene jeg har sett i mitt liv. Tusen takk for at du deler dem med oss...

Posted by R.Freyr April 26, 10 11:13 AM
1637.

hi it would be more useful if u give more imformation on the icelands volcanoe eruption ITS FOR SCHOOL IF U WISH TO KNOW and also U SHOUND GIVE FREE PRINT OFF PICTURES OF THE ICELANDS VALCANOE and u are no help for me to get most recent imformation on the ICELANDS valcanoe eruption and also i am going to report u now GOOD DAY!!!

ITS YOUR GAY WEBSITE ! !

Posted by MISS K BLOB April 26, 10 11:20 AM
1638.

hi it would be more useful if u give more imformation on the icelands volcanoe eruption ITS FOR SCHOOL IF U WISH TO KNOW and also U SHOUND GIVE FREE PRINT OFF PICTURES OF THE ICELANDS VALCANOE and u are no help for me to get most recent imformation on the ICELANDS valcanoe eruption and also i am going to report u now GOOD DAY!!!

ITS YOUR GAY WEBSITE ! !

Posted by MISS K BLOB April 26, 10 11:20 AM
1639.

oh my god!!!!!!! its really a disaster

Posted by nadine April 26, 10 11:35 AM
1640.

Awe inspiring display of power by Mother Nature - 'frighteningly beautiful' is all I can say.
Kudos to your photography team for the courage in capturing the sheer commanding beauty of the event with their awesome photos.

Posted by Sandhya Nitin April 26, 10 11:58 AM
1641.

It's Awesome....Great Picture taken..

Posted by BrahmGibson April 26, 10 12:32 PM
1642.

Todos nuestros actos tienen consecuencias. Al dinero y al poder lo han elegido muchos como "Dioses" y en efecto creen que todo lo pueden. Por eso la tala inmoderada de los bosques, la explotación de nuestras reservas naturales, las pruebas atómicas de muchas naciones, la caza de las ballenas y tantos animales sólo por su piel, etc. Nos estamos haciendo daño unos a otros y Dios nos dio al mundo para que ayudara a nuestro bienestar y sustento, pero hemos abusado. ¿Qué tendrán las futuras generaciones? ¿Sólo desolación y escasez? Se acuerdan de la películas "Cuando el destino nos alcance". ¿A eso llegaremos?

Posted by Blanca G. April 26, 10 12:35 PM
1643.

wow this sucks

Posted by Anonymous April 26, 10 01:04 PM
1644.

Many things are happening recently that we have not seen before, is this really the end of the world?, I hope is not, because I have 13 grandchildren and 1 grand-grand children, I have seen almost every thing all over the world through, the years and I hope they coud do the same in the coming years, all of them are very young, and I wish they could enjoy life as I have done, unfortunally my wife died 13 years ago, but again, we have the oppotunity of visited the five continents and compare how people live their own lifes and styles......bye

Posted by Hector Davila April 26, 10 01:11 PM
1645.

Fantastic, awesome and the fury of nature unleashed.After all its mother Nature that has the upper hand we are but miniscules in front of her .We are living on a volcano and at any time it can erupt and the human race eliminated. We should be grateful for our own existence and not abuse Mother Nature as we are doing .
The photos are incredible and kudos to those photographers who caught the eruption of the volcano in their frames

Posted by urmila April 26, 10 01:17 PM
1646.

Wow, nature is so powerful yet destructive, amazing yet horrible, and beautiful yet devastating.

Posted by Brooke Diviak April 26, 10 01:18 PM
1647.

beautifull pictures greetings form holland

Posted by Richard R. Jeuring April 26, 10 01:22 PM
1648.

Thenk you for taking the time to show us these cloce-ups.
They're breathtaking!

Posted by Maggie Edgell April 26, 10 01:27 PM
1649.

Beautiful pictures, but it does show what power mother Nature has. It is also a good Idea to have God to believe in in these stressful times, no matter what your religion of faith. Profits have forecasted the end of time for centuries and we are lucky that non have hit the nail on the head. I believe that there will be a judgement day for everyone weather it be individual or mass it will come.

Posted by Gerry April 26, 10 01:30 PM
1650.

i have never seen pictures like this before.i wish i was there to witness it by my own eyes

Posted by munir April 26, 10 01:33 PM
1651.

wow thats sad i cand belive that happened im telling you guys the world is comming to an end and its happening soon

Posted by casey jordan April 26, 10 01:42 PM
1652.

Merveille de la nature, ces photos sont magnifiquement terrifiantes.
Merci de Bordeaux en France

Posted by Paulette DELMON April 26, 10 01:55 PM
1653.

that thing is cool


Posted by braden April 26, 10 02:13 PM
1654.

Amazing....

Posted by Vannessa April 26, 10 02:37 PM
1655.

I like the picture on hir

Posted by siri April 26, 10 03:11 PM
1656.

The pictures are beautiful although,I would have been scared if I were by a volcano. I was very amazed by what the volcano did to the earth. I hope people did not die while the volcano was erupting.I am a student at James Bickley in 3rd grade and my teacher is Ms. Madrid.

Sincerely,
Alejandra

Posted by Alejandra Mulgado April 26, 10 03:16 PM
1657.

Excelentes fotos, pena não estar lá para ver esse magnífico espetáculo.

Posted by Hamilton April 26, 10 03:52 PM
1658.

Those are scary pictures Imagine if you were there and u got hurt

Posted by Cloud April 26, 10 03:52 PM
1659.

Excelentes fotos, pena não estar lá para ver esse magnífico espetáculo.


Recife, PE, Brazil.

Posted by Hamilton April 26, 10 03:57 PM
1660.

The SUN has caused a myriad of natural disasters which is an easy thing for the Sun since is is 1,300,000 times larger than tiny earth. What do think happens on tiny earth when there is a SUN Spot 500 times the size of earth? nothing? Do you think planetary alignment does not effect tiny earth?
Man is not this powerful, no matter what he does. Don't drink kool-aid.

Posted by earthdowser April 26, 10 04:25 PM
1661.

Fotos tremendos.

Posted by Anonymous April 26, 10 05:28 PM
1662.

O yandi bu yandi... Onemli olan ne yandiii..

Posted by Sevgili Kovboy April 26, 10 05:35 PM
1663.

i like it because it is very intersting

Posted by bryan April 26, 10 05:36 PM
1664.

Folks, this has been happening for the last few billion years! It happened before man ever existed on this miniscule piece of rock and will continue to happen once we are all but dust. All natural disasters on earth scare and impress us with sheer physical size and force as compared to our fagility. If we are in the wrong place at the wrong time we become a statistic of these forces. That goes the same for earth when eventually we are struck by a asteroid. This will be somewhat more spectacular and likely to wipe out the fragile existence of most animal species including man. Hopefully this will reset the evolutionary clock for a better kind of intelligent and more compassionate being.

Posted by Star Ctacher April 26, 10 05:37 PM
1665.

WOW!!

Posted by Anonymous April 26, 10 05:38 PM
1666.

This does show how fragile we all are....

However, to those that keep saying that this is Mother Nature's wake up call or some such, and that we need to change, you should really (really) check your facts and realize that tectonic movements of any sort, including volcano eruptions, have absolutely NOTHING to do with climate change, meaning that they are NOT caused by Global Warming (they may contribute to it, though).

I'm not saying that we shouldn't advocate a move towards greener technologies, I'm saying that ignorance can't possibly be a good argument FOR it.

Posted by JP April 26, 10 06:56 PM
1667.

Mother Nature bats last !

Posted by bjbj April 26, 10 06:57 PM
1668.

Type your comment here...

Posted by Anonymous April 26, 10 07:09 PM
1669.

I only wish I had the chance to view this eruption first hand... the pictures can only say what they saw...

Posted by Lumix De Luminous April 26, 10 07:11 PM
1670.

Increibles y maravillosas fotos de este fenomeno natural, me parece que habra efectos o consecuencias que aun no tenemos ideas del impacto ambiental en un futuro cercano, tambien seria interesante que sean divulgadas teorias cientificas de los efectos que nos tocara vivir, con el fin de que haya acciones concretas para prevenir daños letales,

Queretaro Mexico

Posted by Jorge Garcia April 26, 10 07:23 PM
1671.

I WAS IN ICELAND FROM MAY 1951 TO APRIL 1952 STATIONED IN KEFLIVIC AIR BASE. WE SAW A MAN POUR A BOX OF SOAP IN A GEYSER. EIGHT MEN WERE LAYING ON THE ROCK SURROUNDING THE GEYSER KEEPING WARM. THE GEYSER WITHOUT WARNING STARTED SPEWING HOT WATER 30-40- FEET IN HIGH. THE MEN HAD THIRD DEGREE BURNS. THE HOSPITAL WAS AN HOUR AND HALF AWAY.. THIS WAS NOTHING COMPARIED TO THIS.
THESE PICTURES ARE GREAT. THANKS . BOB JOHNSON
BOB JOHNSON

Posted by BOB JOHNSON April 26, 10 11:37 PM
1672.

Too beautiful, but awesome? How much heat is stored inside mother earth's womb ! What a stunning contrast-ice & fire together ! Looking at what happened, I feel we are still vulnerable, in spite of all the advances in science & technology! April 27,2010

Posted by S.K.Raswant April 27, 10 01:04 AM
1673.

Con la NATURALEZA el hombre nada puede, por ello debemos reflexionar y cuidarla más en lo posible evitando todas las pruebas atómicas,emisiones de CO2 etc.....las autoridades deben plantearse el plantar árboles e ir eliminando gases contaminantes para el bién de la humanidad y dejar un mundo mejor a las generaciones posteriores.

Posted by francisco April 27, 10 02:18 AM
1674.

Todos los elementos unidos para que pensemos en que hay que cuidar algo tan hermoso como es el ahora

Posted by cecilia April 27, 10 03:07 AM
1675.

SAVE EARTH AS MUCH AS YOU CAN TO SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE...
PLANT TREES, REDUCE USAGE OF PLASTIC...

Posted by SANJANA April 27, 10 03:21 AM
1676.

Fantastic photographs - thank you very much

Posted by Dennis hall April 27, 10 05:20 AM
1677.

tanrının ihtarı anlayana

Posted by figen azizoğlu April 27, 10 07:53 AM
1678.

Estará a Terra a "rebentar por todos os lados"?

Posted by Antono Teixeira April 27, 10 08:16 AM
1679.

Having witnessed two tornadoes and experienced two earth tremors, to see a volcano live must be awe inspiring.
One good dust eruption (bigger than the current one) would sort out global warming once and for all - and probably sort 'us' (humans) out at the same time.
My advice - - don't visit Alaska, Britiah Columbia or Washington state at the moment - - enormous earthquakes in approximately 1110, 1410 and 1710 - - three hundred years ago.
Dangerous place for the next decade or so.

Posted by Chris April 27, 10 09:24 AM
1680.

You're amazing... And like this we can know the greatness of the Nature!

Posted by Beatrice* April 27, 10 10:23 AM
1681.

Great pictures!
What a strong message from Nature...

Posted by Ana Martins April 27, 10 10:29 AM
1682.

Cool!!!!!!!!!! Ilike volcanoes alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Bob April 27, 10 10:54 AM
1683.

those are so cutr

Posted by max April 27, 10 10:57 AM
1684.

every one has to die

Posted by skhan April 27, 10 12:09 PM
1685.

A volcano erupting is an awesome sight. When a bunch of crooked politicians get involved and close the airspace for 6 days it takes some of the beauty out of it.

Posted by Home April 27, 10 12:12 PM
1686.

almost looks like there was more damage spread around then an
atomic bomb can cause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DAVE BOENING April 27, 10 12:14 PM
1687.

those pictures are really cool and different im only in 8th grade but volcanos the new thing for me they interest me a whole lot!!!

Posted by Jessy April 27, 10 12:44 PM
1688.

y so early i knew it was going to happen and next the volcaano in asia is going to erupt

Posted by Anonymous April 27, 10 01:14 PM
1689.

i think that it must really hurt to fall ito a volcano

Posted by me April 27, 10 01:34 PM
1690.

TIME IS SHORT FOR US LIVING PEOPELS
SHORT ALSO UN BURN.
WORLD IS OLD.
WHO CAN CATCH THE FUTURE.
NATURE AND GOD ARENGE EVERY THINK.
WE JUST WACH,AND SCARE FOR HAPENINGS.
MY BEST REGARDS TO ALL.
ZAFER

Posted by ZAFER April 27, 10 01:35 PM
1691.

a reacuring spectical of the greatest show on earth, and of our living breathing planet. our words pale in its shadow!!!!!

Posted by dennis ` ghormley April 27, 10 02:41 PM
1692.

It takes something awsome and spectacular to bring human- kind to
its knees............................wake up!!!!!!

Posted by Audrey April 27, 10 03:57 PM
1693.

man, that is some eruption! i hope nothing like this ever happens again. god bless the people in iceland

Posted by helpful April 27, 10 04:03 PM
1694.

Estamos um par CAMINHAR 2012. Já Falta Pouco

Posted by Ana April 27, 10 06:40 PM
1695.

Beautiful, detailed pictures of the volcano in Iceland. I just wish they were updated on a daily basis. These are the best I've seen.

Posted by S Simon April 27, 10 07:42 PM
1696.

WOW FANTASTIC! VERY POWERFUL PICTURES...MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRAVE AND VERY COURAGEOUS
PHOTOGRAPHERS. THE BEST PICTURES I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY
LIFE.

Posted by OLGA April 27, 10 10:18 PM
1697.

What type of volcano was it? Composite, Cinder Cone, Sheild, etc.?

Posted by Emily N April 27, 10 11:04 PM
1698.

wow nature, what a power, who is behind all these power?
when snow and fire mix up together!
amazing, and thanks for your pictures, a great job,
thanks for sharing.
mona/NY.US.

Posted by Anonymous April 28, 10 12:24 AM
1699.

very beautiful pictures;)))))

Posted by Geibriela April 28, 10 03:03 AM
1700.

Gràcies en nom d’aquells que no hem pogut veure el volcà en directa

Posted by Jaume April 28, 10 03:04 AM
1701.

Bellísimas fotos y felicito a los fotógrafos.
Lo que no entiendo es la estulticia humana: acercarse al volcán en erupción , como se ve en unas fotos,sin valorar el peligro que se corre.Recordemos lo que pasó en las Islas Canarias unos años atras (¿20 ? ) en que unos turistas se acercaron tanto en un volcán en erupción que murieron asfixiados por los gases que emanaban del volcán.

Posted by Jaime K April 28, 10 04:54 AM
1702.

The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.
This volcano is a bright picture of God's majesty!

Posted by SRM April 28, 10 07:33 AM
1703.

those are some pics

Posted by jenine ramrekha April 28, 10 08:34 AM
1704.

These pictures are beautiful and remarkable. It's amazing to see how puny humankind is when compared to the fury of nature and God - our Creator.

AWESOME!

Posted by Claudette Gilbert - April 28, 10 08:44 AM
1705.

POST NUMBER '1610' IS CORRECT!

THIS "SUPER VOLCANO", SITTING BELOW "YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK", IS WAY OVERDUE, TO EXPLODE!

WHEN IT DOES, IT COULD KILL, OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, ALL LIVING CREATURES ON EARTH!

THIS WOULD BE DUE TO---THE ASH AND SMOKE, THE FORMER COVERING IMMENSE AREAS OF LAND, AND THE LATTER BLOCKING OUT THE SUN, FOR YEARS!

Posted by HARVEY LEWIS April 28, 10 08:49 AM
1706.

Incredible, thanks, for sharing!

Posted by Cindy Velon April 28, 10 10:37 AM
1707.

oh my God


people watch this real pic's God is Great

Yaa Raabull Aalameen


Ya rehmaan Ya Raheem ...

Yaa ALi Maadad
Jhoolay Lall Tay Baairay Parr

Posted by Musheer Hussain April 28, 10 10:42 AM
1708.

we are waiting for our governments or presidents do something not in our homes Comense gentlemen educating children to recycle, conserve water, environment, Unplug appliances not to use both our cars, avoid events where they are used not combustribles probecho are as mosters truck where only burn gasoline without benefit estupideses let us have as our leaders or rulers only do theater and circus are just excivicionistan rope and they can not stop the hunting of whales made by Japanese or killing seal made by the Canadians but in the end there is only interest and million dollar through the countries to see if I can finish this planet when we will fix those unhappy with the money.

Posted by froylan ernesto April 28, 10 10:56 AM
1709.

great pictures

Posted by thodoris April 28, 10 11:52 AM
1710.

Gracias al Creador, estamos vivos y participes de tan gran evento. Estupendas fotos dimensionando la creacion divina y el caos que reinaba en el principio de lo conocido.
Thanks God, we are alive and participants of so great event.
Marvellous photos measuring the divine creation and the chaos that it was reigning in the beginning of the known.

Posted by Rafael Lisk April 28, 10 12:36 PM
1711.

Erm...no...this is NOT a big eruption (though it IS beautiful), it is not a big disaster (no one has died), and it has NOTHING to do with global warming or our wayward ways. You may have noticed that there are volcanoes all over the world. Every now and then one of them is bound to erupt, as has been happening for, oh, 4.5 billion years! Can we please enjoy the beauty of nature without getting all sentimental, sanctimonious, and cheesy? Can we? Please?

Posted by Sergio April 28, 10 12:57 PM
1712.

Witness the power of his noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster!! He is punishing you for your belief in false gods and prophets. His saucy al dente goodness is the one true way!
Ramen

Posted by Pastafarian One April 28, 10 01:11 PM
1713.

All the pictures were magnificant and beautiful ,so nice to stop surfing .I wish i was there to see it live. Send me any pics on Galaxy if you have? please!!!!

Posted by Alexander Ulaker - Uganda East Africa April 28, 10 01:32 PM
1714.

Interesting comment, Star Catcher. Not sure how well the "compassionate" strategy plays out vis a vis natural selection, though. Perhaps this is an unfortunate property of survival. In any case, the eruption reminds us that one very fortunate property of survival will be demonstrated by the arrival of sustained life on the mountain side shortly after (in geologic terms) the magma cools.

Posted by Matt April 28, 10 02:01 PM
1715.

dude it was nawice

Posted by Han solo April 28, 10 02:56 PM
1716.

Those are amazing pics, but a really big problem. My pal's flight back from Turkey was supposed to take ten hours, but because of this, it took thirten!

Posted by Trevor age ten ,Wisconsin April 28, 10 04:23 PM
1717.

Great photography. "His wonders to behold".

Posted by Pat April 28, 10 05:25 PM
1718.

Quien ha podido hacer estas impresionantes fotos seguro que ha disfrutado mucho con este marco natural que ha tenido el privilegio
de contemplar y plasmar para transmitirnoslo.La naturaleza nos brinda belleza dia a dia y nos pide respeto

Posted by Angeles April 28, 10 05:59 PM
1719.

My Dad was stuck in Iceland when the Volcano erupted and he said that Nature has its ups and downs but if we keep doing this to our Mother Earth this will keep happening and eventually suffocate us all!!!

Posted by noname April 28, 10 06:01 PM
1720.

Katla Katla Katla !!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 28, 10 06:17 PM
1721.

I find these images amazing and make me realize how vulnerable and beautiful life is on our mother Earth!

Posted by IStephanie Lilly April 28, 10 06:44 PM
1722.

i was there in 1962 and 63 in the navy close to the volcano i was at keplavik near rykavik some pretty places over there but brrrrrrrrrr cold haha

Posted by paul j collins April 28, 10 08:30 PM
1723.

wow

Posted by cindy April 28, 10 10:22 PM
1724.

omg

Posted by sarah April 28, 10 10:39 PM
1725.

By May, 2009, we camped at Eyjafjallajökull. When we put a nail for the tent we listened a very strange noise, really. How could we know? Sorry.

Posted by Albano April 29, 10 02:27 AM
1726.

What a sad thing to see that still in 2010 all these people see a volcano erupting and say "it's God's will", "God is behind this beautiful eruption".

What about: "a volcano is erupting, due to increased pressure of magma under the Earth crust" (sorry, geologists, this is probably not precise, but you get the point). It's just a [not so simple] physical phenomenon. Why do we have to call upon unexistent godly creatures for which there is - and there will never be - NO proof of existence?

Otherwise we may as well say that mighty Chtulhu has reawaken, as we have as much proof of that as for the existence of God. Some book that name it's existence. Apart from the fact that reading H.P.Lovecraft is way more fun than reading the Bible, of course.

Posted by nico April 29, 10 02:29 AM
1727.

My compliments to you and your team for sharing this marvel of nature with the rest of the world. The photos are awe-inspiring!
Thank you from sunny South Africa!

Posted by Dion April 29, 10 02:54 AM
1728.

"Destruction" is prerequisit for new begining, humen race is averse to it, but the nature will not forget the law. By looking at these photos it seems like our planet has gone mad and acting like a "child in desperation" - this is the real face of earth when it was born. Do not tease your mother earth.

Posted by D waiba April 29, 10 02:55 AM
1729.

I LOVE VOLCANOES....but this crisis is too much, it affected the entire world actually, Iceland, from my point of view, will face another eruption or a more devastating one since Iceland itself is sitting on a plume of magma which is threatening....
Thnxs for the pics they were awesome...

Posted by Fallen Angel April 29, 10 05:32 AM
1730.

i guess the world is Over soon :(

Posted by BASST ( The GHOST ) April 29, 10 05:36 AM
1731.

i guess the world is Over soon :(

Posted by BASST ( The GHOST ) April 29, 10 05:37 AM
1732.

Well...I appreciate the wonderfull pictures and information about the eruptions in Iceland. I greatly sympathise with all who were hurt, evacuated and all, in this overwhelming tyranny. I think, among all comments, we should be more responsible over our acts towards nature. True, it may have been due to the tectonic movements, which we all succumb to; but we can eliminate many tragedies yet to surface due to our defilement of the infinitely good and beautiful nature. We can make the earth only vulnerable to natural ordeals...and in such cases to pray to God the mastermind behind earth's build up.

Posted by Ssewagudde Dennis Kafumbe April 29, 10 06:22 AM
1733.

Too Gud snaps

Posted by Maddy April 29, 10 06:44 AM
1734.

Beastly picturesss . still sad what happened . im doing a project on this, on powerpoint . hope things go well with them , best of wishes :-* x3'

Posted by Mimi(: April 29, 10 08:23 AM
1735.

wow was crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Nahtea ashley April 29, 10 08:50 AM
1736.

assummmmmmmmmmmm pix
lovely adventerous

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 10 10:29 AM
1737.

wow! what a load of chaos?!?

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 10 11:26 AM
1738.

EXCELENTES FOTOS

Posted by LG April 29, 10 11:54 AM
1739.

volcanoes r dangerous.There Hot like Justin Bieber

Posted by Chinequica Lawson April 29, 10 12:48 PM
1740.

this is some cool shots i love it

Posted by cody April 29, 10 12:53 PM
1741.

Q IMPRESIONANTE Y ATERRADORA PUEDE SER LA NATURALEZA

Posted by CARINA April 29, 10 01:06 PM
1742.

thanks for sharing these great photos - including the ash over the UK and Europe

Posted by Frances Chapman April 29, 10 01:52 PM
1743.

Salut to the great photograghers that took such greatt pictures never seen such in my life

Posted by ahmad April 29, 10 02:15 PM
1744.

aquestes fotos son acollonans

Posted by Pepito Requena April 29, 10 02:35 PM
1745.

that is soo cool!

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 10 02:39 PM
1746.

whooaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 10 02:48 PM
1747.

Nature is an adventure, God made beuitful world.

Posted by ijansson April 29, 10 02:53 PM
1748.

So amazing is the earth.
When it decides to purge itself every human been must pray that everything turns out all right

Posted by Hardboy April 29, 10 03:00 PM
1749.

We are 2nd graders, in Ms. Kuciauskas' class, at Bardin School in Salinas, CA. Our class has been studying volcanoes. We are impressed by your amazing photographs of this active volcano. What a privilege to feel like we are actually there, experiencing the power of Mother Nature. Thank you for making science come to life!

Posted by Stacey Kuciauskas April 29, 10 03:12 PM
1750.

Amazing photos

never seen such amazing photos in my hole life

Posted by KFC April 29, 10 03:42 PM
1751.

Esto es fantástico. Me hace pensar en Julio Verne y su novela de Viaje al Centro de la Tierra, en la teoría geológica, en las creencias antiguas aún vigentes de que el infierno está debajo de la tierra, pienso en el origen del universo y de nuestro planeta, indfectiblemente algún día desasparecerá y volverá a comenzar. La Tierra está viva, es un ser viviente y nosotros somos parte de ella. No la sigamos destruyendo.
Saludos desde Cholula, México donde tenemos un volcán activo; ¡ el Popocatepetl !! también terriblemente hermoso.

Posted by Eduardo Baeza Flores April 29, 10 04:10 PM
1752.

I hope i can spell english words beter than 99% of the people on this (Moxxxx Fuxxxxx) site.

Posted by god April 29, 10 05:21 PM
1753.

IMPRESIONANTES FOTOS. Nos encontramos en una etapa en que nuestra madre tierra esta pasando por una etapa dificil, y tenemos que ayudarla como hijos que somos de su naturaleza. Esperando con fe en que algun dia nosotros los seres humanos tomemos conciencia y veamos que importante y que bello es nuestro mundo, queramosla, respetemosla, ella nos lo ha dado todo y sin embargo no la apreciamos en su totalidad.

Posted by Isabel Malaga April 29, 10 07:07 PM
1754.

PHOTO'S 13 AND 14 ARE EXCEPTIONAL....BUT THIS HAS BEEN
GOING ON EVER SINCE THE CREATION OF THE PLANET..........
NOTHING NEW AND CERTAINLY NOT A MAN MADE PHENOMENA....

(OR ,WHAT DO YOU THINK ??)

Posted by TED KAY April 29, 10 07:18 PM
1755.

omg i have been learling about this at punchbowl primary school tas launceston it is relly cool. Posted by Jessica

Posted by Jessica Davy April 29, 10 08:29 PM
1756.

I love the fact that the native people to that region, Left for their safety. While people who live away from it, ran to go watch the nice exploding volcano spewing Lava .

Posted by Ronnie Oberg April 29, 10 08:53 PM
1757.

awesome pics

Posted by bondie April 29, 10 09:01 PM
1758.

Wow that is AMAZING and you can tell it did a lot of damage.(literally)

Posted by Goerge Lucas April 29, 10 09:22 PM
1759.

I feel sorry for all the locals putting up with the fear about a valcano errupting everyday or do people live on the ice we are learning this in rosebud secondary haha i had to post this i was boredd

Posted by MEE April 29, 10 09:43 PM
1760.

WOW I can not belive these pictures. Just by seeing these pictures you can tell a lot of people must of been injured or killed. I can`t even guess how much damage it did.

Posted by Brandon April 29, 10 10:25 PM
1761.

this eruption is i think strongest eruption of the time but less desructive as the volcano situated in remote glacier

Posted by masum April 30, 10 02:34 AM
1762.

Preciosas y grandiosas fotos, pero la gente es una atrevida,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,que hacen tan cerca.

Posted by Anonymous April 30, 10 02:48 AM
1763.

Today, British civil aviation authorities ordered the country's airspace closed as of noon, due to a cloud of ash drifting from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. The volcano has erupted for the second time in less than a month, melting ice, shooting smoke and steam into the air and forcing hundreds of people to flee rising floodwaters. The volcanic ash has forced the cancellation of many flights and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers. Collected here are photos of the most recent eruption, and of last month's eruptions, which were from the same volcano, jusSmoke billows from an erupting volcano which seems to be close to the top of the Eyjafjalla glacier on April 14, 2010 near Reykjavik. All London flights, including those from Heathrow, will be suspended from noon (1100 GMT) today due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has already caused almost 300 cancellations here, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images) t several miles further east. (18 photos total)Melting ice caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg) #

Posted by shanaya April 30, 10 05:19 AM
1764.

wow! love it and like it !!!

Posted by grace April 30, 10 05:23 AM
1765.

I got an extra weeks holiday because of the volcano, but had no idea how amazing the eruption was. These images are spectacular, good old mother nature, I hope she has the last laugh!

Posted by Meg Telfer April 30, 10 06:46 AM
1766.

these pictures are so kewl!!! i never knew that this could happen!!

Posted by Anonymous April 30, 10 07:12 AM
1767.

wow that was awesome sooooooooooo bueatifull mother nature shoes us how little we are

Posted by zeze April 30, 10 07:37 AM
1768.

Hi evert1 is intrested in the glamour of the scene of the volcano has any 1 thought what shall happen at the end of the world this is what shall happen so set yr mind on GOD so we shall not be send 2 this world 2 repent 4 our SINS pls , pls take this seriously

thanks

nilesh.

Posted by nilesh halai April 30, 10 07:45 AM
1769.

Beauty and wrath in one view. A reminder to all that we ( people) are not in control of the world, we should tread with care and respect the earth we share.

Posted by nasima April 30, 10 07:57 AM
1770.

HI guys - I saw this volcano from 4 km away on a rainy night on 12 April - tough to see it then left on our Icelandair flight on 13th April - missed the big eruption 2 days later - these pictures show me what I missed - I admit it is all my fault as well - I asked Volcano Tours to arrange an active volcano for me - and they managed it very well - so well that my flight back to Australia from London was delayed by 5 days! Be careful what you wish for!
Kenmi - Melbourne

Posted by Anonymous April 30, 10 08:07 AM
1771.

I got an extra weeks holiday because of the volcano, but had no idea how amazing the eruption was. These images are spectacular, good old mother nature, I hope she has the last laugh!

idiota

Posted by celene April 30, 10 08:41 AM
1772.

Photos magnifiques !
C'est très impressionnant !
Félicitations aux reporters

Posted by Alain Beyssac April 30, 10 08:59 AM
1773.

This is very good info thanks!!

Posted by bj April 30, 10 10:48 AM
1774.

Realmente espactacular, unas fotografias impresionantes.
La Tierra, nos demuestra lo bonita pero al mismo tiempo aterradora que puede ser, se esta revelando ante nuestros continuos ataques.
Como no cuidemos nuestro entorno....... mal vamos.
Gracias por compartrir estas preciosas fotografias, un verdadero espectàculo, pero un espectáculo muy, muy peligroso.
Jaume Subirà i Güell
Sant Polo de Mar (Barcelona-Catalunya)

Posted by JAUME SUBIRÀ I GÜELL April 30, 10 01:41 PM
1775.

This will go nicely on my normal earthly project.

Posted by Zim April 30, 10 01:45 PM
1776.

This Volcano is a great disaster and a message from God almighty to the people of earth , some guys r enjoying dis but are not aware from its real msge.... its not just 2 billion $ lose of airlines but a flash view of future from nature.. May Allah Help us and save the livings..
(faisal-pakistan)

Posted by Faisal Shehzad April 30, 10 02:54 PM
1777.

awesume

Posted by william van duke April 30, 10 03:21 PM
1778.

nice pictures, i love volcanoes, its a mystery

Posted by gi April 30, 10 04:06 PM
1779.

Great Pictures, this is my question... do you feel this volcano has affected the weather in Arizona -- we have had some real weird changes.. cooler one day warmer the other.. like 60 on Wednesday and 80 on Thursday .. can we expect the weather to continue to be cooler -- which will be great., just wanted to know if anyone has any idea on this subject.

Posted by cheryl April 30, 10 07:22 PM
1780.

its kool

Posted by kooles April 30, 10 08:26 PM
1781.

So do we still put our trash bins out on Tuesday?

Posted by Jason E. Lee, Author of "Visions of the Unknown" April 30, 10 11:41 PM
1782.

DISFRUTEMOS EN TODA SU MAJESTUOSIDAD LA FUERZA ATERRADORA DE LA NATURALEZA COMO ESPECTADORES ANTES DE QUE SEAMOS ACTORES Y UN FENÓMENO COMO ESTE NOS LLEVE ENTRE LAS PATAS.

Posted by FELIPEMEXICANO April 30, 10 11:52 PM
1783.

Pray for God God is great .

Posted by Musulman May 1, 10 03:13 AM
1784.

nice pictures

Posted by modassir aman May 1, 10 04:12 AM
1785.

¡ Que espléndidas fotografías !
Para algunos es la mano de Dios que está mezclada con esta pequeña erupción volcánica, (que felizmente no es el Kilawea)... ¡Anda ya! Estais mas majaras de lo que parece, y todos los justificadores de todo lo que pasa atribuyéndoselo a Dios, es para que os aten por recalcitrantes y contrarios a la ciencia.
Justificar vuestra ignorancia con los designios de Dios es para que os hostien por burros. Pero siempre fué asi en las inculturas de tontos que miran al cielo esperando que llegue un bonito/a angel de blancas alas revoloteantes cual ebrio colibrí y les saque las castañas del fuego.
La tierra es producto del Big Bang y hace cinco mil millones de años era una bola de fuego que se fué enfriando y formando una corteza, en la que vivimos los mamarrachos y mamarrachas de turno. Y está todavia llena de fuego por dentro, que ciertamente no es el infierno.
¡Y no tireis más basura a la atmósfera, so guarros. !

Posted by Arturito Huevofrito Patricio May 1, 10 05:04 AM
1786.

These pictures arrived today in the Netherlands. Thank you very much. Pat.

Posted by Pat May 1, 10 05:14 AM
1787.

We are nothing !!! facing the nature, don´t you agree ???

Posted by Walter Maia May 1, 10 06:33 AM
1788.

When I read all these vastly ignorant comments it makes me realise for the umteenth time how uneducated the majority of people really are.
And to think that our wonderful democratic systems are governed by the collective opinions of people such as this. If we were all required to qualify for the right to vote in our elections worldwide we would still not be able to do much to have an effect on events such as this,but at the very least we would go a little closer to understanding them. As an octogenerian my learnings and opinions are vindicated by events such as this, but I am extremely disappointed that for all of man's evolution of his own mind there is still a large gap developing between the knowledgable and the ignorant.My advice to everyone is to be more responsible for the very existence and education of your children.

Posted by D.Campbell. May 1, 10 09:22 AM
1789.

Nice photos. I have to admit however that I am a bit put off by the frequent references to a god in the posts. It is bad enough that people beleive in such superstitions let alone infer that something other than natural forces are at work. Such beliefs seem to be a little childish.

Posted by R. Russell May 1, 10 10:33 AM
1790.

wow my cousins almost got caught in dat :(

Posted by sarah May 1, 10 05:01 PM
1791.

Beautiful pictures. For Poster 1789: I was once ignorant like you are now, but the more I read, researched, and learned, the more I have discovered that we live in a world created by God. I pray that you will find the answer for yourself and have purpose and meaning to your life. Beautiful pictures!

Posted by Lance Boullion May 1, 10 08:44 PM
1792.

amazing photograhphs

Posted by isha May 2, 10 01:52 AM
1793.

Wonderful pictures. The earth is still a ball of fire in the center and the vent holes will always be there

Posted by Neilly J from Dominion May 2, 10 08:39 AM
1794.

Très impressionant...merci de partager les photos.

Posted by Mimi May 2, 10 08:59 AM
1795.

The pictures were amazing and he realy was lava alot and the pictures were just amazing.

Posted by Anonymous May 2, 10 12:41 PM
1796.

maravillosas fotos y aterradoras al mismo tiempo. El que no crea en Dios peor para el pero tampoco tiene drecho a llamar mamarrachos a los que si creemos. gracias por las fotos

Posted by <maria dolores May 2, 10 12:43 PM
1797.

Un gran aplauso por lo maravilloso de las fotos, que así como son de espectaculares lo son también de aterradoras

Posted by Carlos Díaz May 2, 10 02:32 PM
1798.

cool/wow

Posted by marc May 2, 10 06:42 PM
1799.

Remarkable pictures They capture all the details and information we want to know.

Posted by brianna May 2, 10 09:09 PM
1800.

I tell you what. Mother Nature is the largest by volume polluter.

no question. where is mother natures silt fence and detention ponds.

naughty naughty

Posted by Anonymous May 2, 10 09:56 PM
1801.

oh god please save them from danger

Posted by dhruvesh May 3, 10 02:14 AM
1802.

Excellent photographs, almost live coverage.

Posted by R V Desai May 3, 10 02:38 AM
1803.

the pictures are so cool! awesome.

Posted by emma May 3, 10 09:57 AM
1804.

omg!!!!! that is sooo scary!!

Posted by katelyn May 3, 10 12:34 PM
1805.

when did this happen

Posted by billl nad ben the flower pot men May 3, 10 12:42 PM
1806.

wow, that must be scary!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Scarlett Johannson May 3, 10 12:57 PM
1807.

Es una verdadera maravilla, contemplar estas imagenes, de las explosiones del volcán. Me he quedado maravillado.

Posted by Benet May 3, 10 02:03 PM
1808.

The volcanoe pictures are awesome

Posted by lausson May 3, 10 02:47 PM
1809.

omg i doing a report about this and i am amaizzzd!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jack...c May 3, 10 03:09 PM
1810.

scary but awesome

Posted by Anonymous May 3, 10 03:47 PM
1811.

That shows how dangerous nature can be but the pictures are pretty awesome!!!!!

Posted by Anna May 3, 10 05:00 PM
1812.

The pictures are so cool! awesome. Szépek a képek.

Posted by nugarD May 3, 10 05:13 PM
1813.

hey I live in Iceland and I was one of the few who came close to the actual eruption. I was like 25 meters away bragbragbragbrag

Posted by Birkir Sigurjónsson May 3, 10 11:33 PM
1814.

Your photo's are really good, I love to look at volcanoes

Posted by Xander Janes May 4, 10 04:27 AM
1815.

Je zal er maar wonen in IJsland.
Het zijn prachtige foto,s.
Mooi om die vuur spuwende vulkaan te zien maar dan op een grote afstand.
Nogmaals bedankt.

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