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

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Skógafoss I

16 04 2010
Skógafoss Iceland waterfall volcano

Skógafoss - waterfall in Iceland celebrated for its shear stupendousness. Imagine what it is like with extra flow from volcanic glacial meltwaters. Above the falls is the pass called Fimmvörðuháls where the original March eruption occurred between the two glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. The April eruption choking down commercial jet flight lanes with ash is from a fissure in the south rim of the central caldera about 8 km west of the March site, directly under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Mýrdalsjökulglacier to the east sits on top of Katla volcano - a more threatening and powerful beast, but quiet for now.....





Seljalandsfoss – waterfall Iceland

16 04 2010

Seljalandsfoss waterfall Iceland. Draining off the western edge of the slopes leading to the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, site of Iceland's current volcanic eruption.





Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the Katla volcano, Iceland

16 04 2010
Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano, Iceland

Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano, Iceland. Katla is a volcano next to the currently erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano a few kilometers away. Some are concerned that Katla volcano may erupt next.








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