July 14, 2008

A Visual Reminder Of The Power Of Nature

"Two of nature's most spectacular forces produced an incredible brew in the skies of Chile as a volcanic eruption met a lightning storm. Tons of dust and ash from the eruption of the Chaitén volcano poured into the night sky just as an electric storm passed overhead.
The resulting collision created a spectacular sight as lightning flickered around the dust cloud amid the orange glow of the volcano.

The eruption was all the more spectacular because the Chaitén volcano,800 miles (1,290km) south of Santiago, has been dormant for hundreds - if not thousands - of years. The Patagonian volcano began erupting on Friday and the 12-mile-high plume has left vast tracts of land coated with a layer of ash."

My son forwarded this to me. There are several photos, so I chose these two awesome photos for this post. Thanks, son, for sharing this visual reminder of the power of nature.


Fancy said...

Ah! the creative force of nature - a sight to behold!! Thank you for sharing. :)

Tracy said...

Those are absolutely phenomenal pics. I am always awed by the power of nature's storms.

Rachel said...

Incredible. Living in San Diego, I don't see too much lightening or its destructive power either.