mordorshitrightthere.jpg Photo: Carlos Gutierrez with Reuters Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted last month in south-central Chile, belching ash more than 6 miles into the sky. Winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.

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26 Responses to “Lightning over Puyehue-Cordon Caulle”

  1. thatbob says:

    Yeah, if I was lightning, that’s where I’d be hanging out too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    if it is true, the earth will be end up soon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    amazing…

  4. Anonymous says:

    looks badass

  5. floraldeoderant says:

    Question: How many of yall now have this as your background pic?

    /raises hand

  6. facetedjewel says:

    Last night one of those late night, slow-moving thunder storms moved over the northern part of the Front Range in Colorado. The kind with little rain at first but megatons of low rumbling, grumbling agitation and threat. It went on for hours, sliding over our houses like some great lethal beast. It’s at times like these I wonder at the wisdom of keeping a fresh supply of lamb’s blood lest the lintel need to be marked.

    When I see awesome photos like the one above, my mind supplies the sound effects from storms like the one last night.

  7. bhtooefr says:

    Want as high resolution as possible. (Can you say “wallpaper”?)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Beautiful photograph. Congrats!

  9. Donald Petersen says:

    On 8/28/09, I headed home from work listening to Black Sabbath’s “Sign of the Southern Cross,” rounded a bend right as Iommi’s main riff thundered out and saw the hillside above my house ablaze in the Station Fire.

    That moment of terrible awesomeness felt like this picture.

    \m/ \m/

  10. zorga says:

    astounding

  11. Yep says:

    Wow. Now that is some subtle knife-looking shit.

  12. GuidoDavid says:

    I’m moving to Mordor!

  13. JohnMcLearran says:

    This is absolutely stunning. Very ominous…

  14. cbwallday says:

    I swear this a Frank Frazetta painting, where the buxom woman clinging to a muscular guy raising an epic sword while riding a mythical creature has been Photoshopped out of the foreground.

  15. adwkiwi says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ahem…er….um…yikes.

  16. Donald Petersen says:

    By the way…

    /raises hand

  17. Fef says:

    Wanna know: Lens settings? Exposure speed?

  18. Jake0748 says:

    Holy Crap! Awesome!!

  19. hassenpfeffer says:

    One does not simply walk into Mordor–unless one plans on offering a Kleenex to Sauron. Gesundheit.

  20. krisnanto says:

    The beauty of nature… Sometimes We found it at Merapi Volcano (Jogjakarta, Indonesia)

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