Lakagigar Iceland prt3

Lakagigar Iceland prt3

Lakagigar Iceland prt3 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR | 140mm. | 1/500 | F7.1 | ISO 200

Lakagigar means ‘craters of Laki’. In June 1783 it erupted with huge explosions. The eruption lasted for 8 months. 565 km2 were covered with lava; 50% of the livestock died due to lava and toxic gases. This led to a famine and in the end 25% of the Icelanders lost their lives.

Lakagigar betekent ‘Laki’s kraters’. Het vulkanisch systeem onder Laki barste in 1783 uit met enorme explosies. 565 km2 land werd bedekt met lava. 50% van het vee stierf door lava en giftige gassen. Dit leidde tot voedseltekorten die 25% van de IJslanders het leven kostte.

Lakagigar Iceland prt4

Lakagigar Iceland prt4 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR | 125mm. | 1/250 | F7.1 | ISO 200

Lakagigar Iceland prt5

Lakagigar Iceland prt5 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/400 | F3.5 | ISO 200

Lakagigar Iceland prt6

Lakagigar Iceland prt6 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/160 | F4.5 | ISO 200

Lakagigar Iceland prt7

Lakagigar Iceland prt7 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 42mm. | 1/100 | F4.5 | ISO 200

11 comments
  1. Lois said:

    Brilliant photos… and what a horrific thing, I din’t know about the 1783 eruption – it must have taken years and years for the population to recover.

  2. Thank you. I didn’t know this history when I was there. It was just strange, breathtaking beauty. The shots feel a little bit heavier now.

  3. Nicholas Herbert said:

    Such a beautiful intense green!

  4. Nicholas Herbert said:

    The eruption explains the colder winters that followed all over Europe and allowed ‘frost fairs’ to be held on the Thames, when it froze over.

  5. Malin H said:

    I say: I will visit this place too… And I look forward to see this…
    Great images, Harrie!

    • I say: That is fantastic! It will knock you off your feet. Curious to see your photo’s already.

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