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Aerial picture of lava erupting, Bardarbunga, Holuhraun, Iceland
October 8, 2014

Inside Out

“Flying with my father over Bárðarbunga to experience this eruption from inside our Earth was amazing,” writes photographer Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir, who captured this picture near Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field. “The power, heat, and beauty were overwhelming. On many occasions you feel how small you are [beside] nature. This was one of those times for me.”

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


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Photograph by Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir

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