Friday, May 22, 2009

Chaiten Spectacular!

On the 3rd May, the Chaiten volcano erupted in spectacular fashion, 800 miles south of Santiago in Chile. The photographs below were captured at night as the volcano did its thing amid a thunderstorm.

About a year ago, the volcano erupted for the first time in what was believed to be around 9,000 years. Evacuations of the neighbouring town of Chaiten have since been a regular occurrence as the volcano proceeds through its new eruptive phase.

by Max Drake
(Freelance writer and artist for GritFX.)


  1. Holy Moly!

    Looks like the end of the world. (Or what I imagine the end of the world might look like.)

    Keep imagining a Balrog to step out of those plumes...

    'You shall not pass!'


    Great pix, Max

  2. Heh heh...I wouldn't have been surprised to see ol' Balrog step out of those plumes...

    Someone was surely heard to shout "Fly you fools!" as the volcano erupted...


  3. Great pictures.

    Makes me think of the film: "Fire in the Sky".


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