Incredible Photos of Iceland’s Erupting Volcano

A daring photographer captures the view of the Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi

Flying over an active volcano isn't exactly safe, but it can make for some stunning pictures. Iceland's Holuhraun lava field has been active since August 16, but in the past week the eruptions have been intensifying and photographer Iurie Belegurshi of Guide to Iceland was there to capture the action.

Belegurshi captured these amazing images from a helicopter last week as lava spewed up to 150 meters high (approximately 500 feet) from the lava fields. According to scientists from Iceland's Met Office the activity at Holuhraun remains just as intense as last week.

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi
Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Iceland's Holuhraun eruption

Photo: Iurie Belegurshi