To capture stunning pictures of an erupting volcano would be enough for most photographers, but one lucky snapper also got the Northern Lights thrown in for good measure. As a blanket of ash grounds planes across Europe, this picture shows the beauty of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Albert Jakobsson had set out for the Fimmvorduhals volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier some 125 kilometers east of Reykjakik in temperatures of minus 20 to see the stunning eruption. He walked across the glacier to get to a good spot and started snapping away. He was literally just packing up, when suddenly the aurora borealis appeared.

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