The recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland under the Eyjafjallajkull glacier has produced some incredible electrical phenomena.  The volcano creates conditions not unlike a thunderstorm, where water droplets, ice, and hail interact with each other and other particles to create electrical charges and discharges.

Below are a series of images taken during its eruption, displaying the raw power of Nature.

volcano lightning. photo credit: Olivier Vandeginste
Credit: Olivier Vandeginste

volcano lightning by Olivier Vandeginste

Credit: Olivier Vandeginste

volcano lightning credit: Olivier Vandeginste
 
 
Credit: Olivier Vandeginste
 
 
volcano lightning by Peter Vancoillie, Your Shot
 
 

Photograph by Peter Vancoillie, Your Shot

 

Volcano lightning Photo Credit: Peter Vancoillie, Your Shot

Photograph by Marco Fulle, Barcroft/Fame Pictures