Startling photo of volcanic lightning


27 Responses to “Startling photo of volcanic lightning”

  1. mwiik says:

    Large hi-rez version for desktop background please?

  2. Tyler Roy-Hart says:

    i love living in an era where “volcanic lightning photos” are a legit sub-genre…..this doesn’t quite have the full-on Balrog thing going like the last highly publicized batch did, but still epic (if a bit tiny)

  3. Brainspore says:

    Chile, huh? That must be where ’80s metal band album cover artists vacation.

  4. This is the ultimate photograph. No-one should ever take a photograph again. All cameras should be destroyed.

  5. mappo says:

    We must prepare for the coming of Gozer.

  6. this is beautiful WOW! 

  7. xenphilos says:

    (Starts listening to Bohemian Rhapsody)

  8. ChickenDelicious says:

    ‘Shopped.  I can tell from the FLAMING, ELECTRIFIED DEATH FROM ABOVE.

  9. skeptacally says:

    so you’re trying to tell me that there’s not a hell-spawned demon in the middle of that thing?  i refuse to believe it.

  10. Guest says:

    Awesome Sauce

  11. Stefan Jones says:

    As if a blizzard of lightening strikes caused by a volcano weren’t bad enough, this sort of thing causes all birds within a fifty mile radius to take to the air and void their bowels.

  12. Teirhan says:

    *makes lightning noises*

    keww! keww!

  13. Antinous / Moderator says:

    “Nay, this is no weather of the world. This is some device of his malice, some broil of fume from the Mountain of Fire that he sends to darken hearts and council.”

  14. jlargentaye says:

    High-res pic from National Geographic

    edit: oops, hadn’t seen ehuelga’s post

  15. Spriggan_Prime says:

    SO that’s where I left that!

  16. woodly says:

    God’s Goatse

  17. Jim Saul says:

    Imagine the rich mythological life of civilizations who arose in the presence of that.

    Sun-staring desert death-cults are just great and all, but the classic quote would have been much more interesting if the author had said “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a leopard skin and riding a giant feathered snake out of a lighting-crowned cloud of volcanic ash.”

  18. sarah_no_cal says:

    “Radiers” 1st line. It’s a curse..

  19. Stefan Jones says:

     I want to belong to a civilization that terraforms planets and then hosts parties on them where everyone sits on blankets and sets these volcano lightning storms off for fun.

  20. Jack Daniel says:


  21. echolocate chocolate says:

    KABLLLLLOOWOWWWWWWWWWW!!! PSSSHHHWWWWAAAAAWWwwmmmmm krrrssshh psshhooomm krssshhh!!!!

    rumble rumble!!

  22. Yeah, if I lived 10,000 years ago and I saw that, I’d be like, “I better worship that thing. Now.”

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