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This is the big bubble of the strokkur geyser in Iceland.

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a geyser in the geothermic region beside the Hvítá River in Iceland. Strokkur is only a few metres away from Geysir.

However, unlike the big Geysir which does not erupt anymore and may be dormant for years at a time, Strokkur erupts very reliably every 5-10 minutes, hurling boiling water to heights of up to 20 metres towards the sky. After a few seconds, the fountain subsides and the waters around it calms down. During these times, Strokkur appears as a sheet of clear water surrounded by steam.

On the picture is the big bubble at the start of the eruption. This is not something one can see without taking a picture at a fast speed. It is like the bubbles in the solfatares .

This picture has been published in: Detay M., Detay A.-M. — Islande - splendeurs et colères d’une île. Belin Ed. 208 p. (2010). ISBN 978-2-7011-5762-7

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