Rauðibotn

Volcanic wonderland.

Rauðibotn – lit. red bottom – is among the swarm of craters along the gigantic Eldgjá fissure in the Highlands of Iceland. It is connected to the currently active Katla volcanic system centred under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Said to be the largest uninterrupted volcanic canyon in the world, Eldgjá came to be in the 934 AD eruption that produced one of the most prodigious lava flows ever recorded.

These images were taken in 2014 during a Cessna 207 flight over the area.

Rauðibotn in the Highlands of Iceland

Rauðibotn
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Rauðibotn in the Highlands of Iceland

Red, Green, and the Hólmsárlón lagoon
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Rauðibotn in the Highlands of Iceland

Glowing green moss
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Rauðibotn in the Highlands of Iceland

Volcanic wonderland
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Eldgjá fissure in the Highlands of Iceland

Eldgjá fissure
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
 
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