Ajax loader

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

SEARCH RESULT FOR:
REUTERS-PICTURES30/
RTR4PF9J
13 Feb. 2015
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of... more
REUTERS-PICTURES30/
RTR4PF9J
13 Feb. 2015
Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening in this April 22, 2010 file photo.

Lucas Jackson: The ash cloud brought the greatest disruption to European air travel since World War Two, and the only way to get to Iceland was to fly from North America. I travelled overnight, arriving at Keflavik airport at 6:30 a.m. on April 17.

In a rented car I drove east towards the ash plume on the horizon. The scale of the assignment had begun to sink in, and I realized it would require careful thinking, rather than instant reaction.

For images of the eruption itself I was dependent on the weather.

The plume would be invisible if it was overcast, and if the wind died the ash would turn to a haze. For a photograph of lightning flashing inside the ash cloud I had to wait for several hours on a washed-out road, and physically hold my shutter open for more than two minutes.

To show vehicle-size chunks of lava exploding out of the volcano I had to drive through eight different rivers and up a mountain to angle a 300 mm lens at the crater. On my last evening I was blessed with a show from the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) while lava illuminated the ash plume from below.

I will always remember this assignment fondly. I feel lucky to have been able to document the eruption so others could share in the amazement - watching Mother Nature negate centuries of human technology and progress with one of the most beautiful sights on earth. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files (ICELAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE IS PART OF PACKAGE '30 YEARS OF REUTERS PICTURES'

TO FIND ALL 56 IMAGES SEARCH '30 YEARS'
SWITZERLAND/
RTR29CTT
23 Jan. 2010
A balloon flies during the International Hot Air Balloon... more
BRITAIN-BALLOON/
RTX72NDC
8 Aug. 2019
A mosque is seen amongst residential housing from the... more
UKRAINE-EXPLOSIONS/
RTS1E089
27 Sep. 2017
Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition... more
EGYPT/
RTR2A99J
14 Feb. 2010
A hot-air balloon flies near Ramesseum temple on the... more
SAFRICA/
RTXC05N
23 Feb. 2009
A firefighter is seen as bushfires sweep across the... more
CYCLING-FRANCE/
RTX7ZLY
16 Jul. 2008
The pack of riders cycle past a hot-air balloon during... more
CHINA/
RTX7M97
4 Jul. 2008
Residents dance in an air-raid shelter to take respite... more
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
RTRFS34
28 Jun. 2005
An Italian man seeks relief from soaring temperatures... more
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
RTRFRTW
28 Jun. 2005
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the... more
ITALY
RTRFSIB
27 Jun. 2005
A Spanish tourist cools off in Rome's Vittorio Emanuele... more
BRAZIL-HEAT/
RTX182UO
31 Jan. 2014
A Brazilian vendor sells bottles of drinking water... more
USA-WEATHER/HEAT
RTX11R1X
18 Jul. 2013
A woman cools off in the water from a sprinkler near... more
POWER OUTAGES
RTR1Q6O
15 Aug. 2003
Kids cool off in an open fire hydrant in Manhattan... more
MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-MOSUL
RTSZD1V
19 Feb. 2017
Smoke rises next to a position held by the Iraqi rapid... more
IRELAND-BALLOONS/
RTSPJKO
26 Sep. 2016
People stop by the side of a road to watch the Irish... more
TEXAS-BALLOON/CRASH
RTSKEHM
30 Jul. 2016
Authorities head down a dirt road toward to investigate... more
TEXAS-BALLOON/CRASH
RTSKEHL
30 Jul. 2016
Caldwell County Sheriff's deputies block off the road... more
USA-DAILYLIFE/
RTS35C5
5 Oct. 2015
A hot air balloon floats over a road during the 2015... more
USA-DAILYLIFE/
RTS2WEL
3 Oct. 2015
A woman and child walk along a road as hundreds of... more
NEWZEALAND/BALLOON
RTR2VZ6C
7 Jan. 2012
People react as they walk away from a police road block... more
NEWZEALAND/BALLOON
RTR2VZ6B
7 Jan. 2012
A police officer approaches people as they react at... more
NEWZEALAND/BALLOON
RTR2VZ68
7 Jan. 2012
People react as they stand at a police road block near... more
NEWZEALAND/BALLOON
RTR2VZ33
7 Jan. 2012
A policeman mans a road block near the scene of a hot... more
CHINA/
RTR2GSIH
28 Jul. 2010
A sign indicating the direction of Tiananmen Square... more
CHINA/
RTR2GSHM
28 Jul. 2010
Vehicles sit in a traffic jam along a main road on... more
SWITZERLAND/
RTR1W0DZ
19 Jan. 2008
A balloon flies above chalets near Saanen during the... more
SPORT CRICKET
RTRZ96W
20 Aug. 2005
Hot air balloons pass over Northampton during the tour... more
BULGARIA GARBAGE
RTRGUUF
8 Jul. 2005
Bulgarian riot policemen guard the main road to the... more
ITALY
RTXNL00
28 Jun. 2005
A tourist cools off at a fountain in Rome June 28,... more
ITALY
RTXNKZZ
28 Jun. 2005
A Spanish tourist cools off in Rome's Vittorio Emanuele... more
ITALY
RTXNKZY
28 Jun. 2005
A Spanish tourist cools off in Rome's Vittorio Emanuele... more
ITALY
RTXNKTW
28 Jun. 2005
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the... more
ITALY
RTRFSJD
28 Jun. 2005
A Spanish tourist cools off in Rome's Vittorio Emanuele... more
ITALY
RTRFSIQ
28 Jun. 2005
A tourist cools off at a fountain in Rome June 28,... more
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
RTRFS3C
28 Jun. 2005
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the... more
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
RTRFS2U
28 Jun. 2005
An Italian man seeks relief from soaring temperatures... more
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
RTRFS2N
28 Jun. 2005
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the... more
RTR3BS1
27 Apr. 1997
Crowds gather beneath hot air balloons as participants... more
Page
of 1
Sort by
Items per page
Display
Print