19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Born of Fire

The volcano Fagradalsfjall, on Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, erupted in March 2021 for the first time in six thousand years. This photo was taken in early April. The eruption lasted roughly six months.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: GrindavĂ­k, Iceland
Copyright: © Filip Hrebenda
Photo of the Day: 08.31.21