This is a picture of the solfatares in the Namafjall area (Iceland). Scenes of unforgettable nature and geology of Iceland.
Krafla is a volcanic system with a diameter of about 20 km in the north of Iceland in the Myvatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m.
The Krafla central volcano, located NE of Myvatn lake, is a topographically indistinct 10-km-wide caldera that is cut by a N-S-trending fissure system. Eruption of a rhyolitic welded tuff about 100,000 years ago was associated with formation of the caldera. Krafla has been the source of many rifting and eruptive events during the Holocene, including two in historical time, during 1724-29 and 1975-84. The prominent Hverfjall and Ludent tuff rings east of Myvatn were erupted along the 100-km-long fissure system, which extends as far as the north coast of Iceland. Iceland's renowned Myvatn lake formed during the eruption of the older Laxarhraun lava flow from the Ketildyngja shield volcano of the Fremrinamur volcanic system about 3800 years before present (BP); its present shape is constrained by the roughly 2000 years BP younger Laxarhraun lava flow from the Krafla volcanic system. The abundant pseudocraters that form a prominent part of the Myvatn landscape were created when the younger Laxarhraun lava flow entered the lake
The Krafla area also includes Námafjall, an volcanic active area with hot springs.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-12-16 0:45
C'est assez impressionnant comme image. Surtout avec les personnages qui semblent fuir une eruption.
Nolme (6827) 2007-12-16 1:17
C'est une magnifique région et ta photo retrace bien cette ambiance "bouillonnante". Contente de te voir de retour sur TE
smarcell (19963) 2007-12-16 1:35
I like the two human figures in the cluds of the steam.
They make a good contrast with the rest and give the perfect "boost" to the picture
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-12-16 2:01
ces deux silhouettes dans cette athmosphere volcanique donnent du cachet à cette photo bien cadrée
jorgi (3810) 2007-12-16 3:37
Awesome POV. Beautiful colours and information output. Nice touch with those 2 silhuetts. I did suggested some corrections regarding brightness and sharpness in workshop. Hope you don't mind.
Best regards, Jeri.
jiherka (4538) 2008-01-05 4:47
Cette photo montre bien l'atmosphère de l'Islande. Un coin splendide. Les vapeurs donnent ce sentiement d'étrange qui va si bien.
Un endroit qu'il fuat que je revisite une fois.
- Copyright: Michel Detay (mdetay) (4865)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D2X, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Geysers of the world, Volcanoes II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 0:37