Under the microscope – ash of Eyjafjallajökull volcano – VII

24 04 2010
glass volcano volcanic ash Eyjafjallajökull Iceland eruption

Green glass shard that fell as volcanic ash on Sweden 15th-16th April from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Scale is 25 microns. This particle was removed from a larger, 1mm ash particle and viewed with a Zeiss microscope without using crossed polarizers, like in the last post. The colour in this photo is entirely due to the presence of iron and other metals in the glass.

Icelandic horse and Eyjafjallajökull volcano

20 04 2010

Skógafoss – waterfalls Iceland II

20 04 2010

waterfall Iceland Eyjafjöll Eyjafjallajökull volcano volcanic eruption ash

Extremophiles I

18 04 2010
extremophiles Iceland Seltún-Krýsuvik geothermal hydrothermal mud pools

Colours from a zoo of bacteria, archeae and other thermophilic microrganisms growing in the boiling mud pools at Seltún, Iceland

Museum dreamscape II

13 04 2010

museum dream surreal carl milles sculpture

Desert Scene 1

10 04 2010

desert landscape

Crimson Rosella

3 04 2010
crimson rosella

Crimson rosella in the Dandenongs, Victoria, Australia

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