The power of nature (Colima Volcano eruption)
Once in a lifetime moment. Winner of World Press Photo 2016, 3rd place on Nature, category. Is a powerful image that shows one volcano lightning that connects ash column and volcano surface.
December 13, 2015.
Colima Volcano erupts with rockfalls, lightning, and lava flows. The volcano, which is one of the most active in Mexico, showed an increase in activity from July onwards.
Lightning in volcano eruptions is generated when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the volcanic plume collide, producing static charges—just as ice particles do in clouds.
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