Eldfell erupting a rainbow

Eldfell suddenly arrived in spectacular fashion on the island of Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and caused quite some upheaval. After it finished its business on July 3 of that same year, it now lies Continue reading

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Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

Some truly stunning special effects can be created by the setting sun. Depending on preceding weather circumstances, presence of clouds, type of terrain, and many other factors. It’s always captivating to see it plunging down into the sea and lighting up the sky in incredible colours, against a backdrop of craggy jumbled rocks. And sometimes, if the conditions are right, something truly spectacular can occur. Continue reading

Aurora Solaris – The sunset version of northern lights

At the end of 2012 I ventured off on a walkabout through the Australian bush, chasing the solar eclipse, black opals and the Wollemi pine. The landscapes of Australia are truly Continue reading

Northern lights! – Energy from out of space pouring in

There are few natural phenomena quite as awe-inspiring to behold as the magical northern lights. Perhaps rivalled only by a total solar eclipse or a volcanic eruption.

No amount of images or videos circulating on the internet can truly convey the feeling of what it’s like to be surrounded by them, and see them Continue reading

Solar eclipse! – A mind-blowing experience

Nothing can prepare you for what it’s like to see a total solar eclipse in all its mind-blowing glory. It has got to be one of the most overwhelming natural phenomena I’ve ever witnessed. And once you’ve seen one, it leaves you in total awe, wanting to see more. Wanting to see another one. It is highly Continue reading