You guys know that I like reporting the weird, the wonderful and the just plain WTF that I find on the Internet … things that you leave scratching your head wondering if they’re real or some ingenious digital representation … remember the underwater river in Mexico?
Well, I had another such strange but true discovery the other day when I discovered these astounding photos of a volcano blowing it’s top just as a violent lightning storm was raging. Taken in March 2012 by photographer Francisco Negroni at Cordón Caulle in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile, these pics capture a hellish scene of volcanism at it’s most intense. The deep reds and oranges and billowing clouds of smoke and ash punctuated by sinewy fingers of lightning suggest a hell on earth straight out of Dante’s Inferno, as real as it gets.
And yet, as is typical with nature, it’s strangely beautiful in its own majestic, chaotic way.
Strange but true!