19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fresh lava covering land in Iceland

The Volcano Geldingadalir which emerged and erupted the first time in early 2021, photographed during an active phase in September. You can see how the fresh and hot lava is slowly covering the ground beneath it.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Iceland
Copyright: © Paul Lichte