Plane ventures perilously close to the spectacular erupting Bardabunga volcano in Iceland
A plane flying over the Bardarbunga volcano spewing lava and smoke in southeast Iceland
A small aircraft looks perilously close to lava spewing from an erupting volcano in Iceland.
The country’s largest volcano has been rocked by hundreds of daily tremors since mid-August, prompting fears of a full explosion.
The aerial picture taken on Sunday captures the force of the 2,000 metre high Bardarbunga volcano.
It is situated on Iceland’s second-highest peak and under Europe’s largest glacier.
Lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland
The aviation industry has previously been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions caused by the activity at the volcano in southeast Iceland.
In 2010 an ash cloud caused by the eruption of its Eyjafjallajokull volcano shut down much of Europe’s airspace for six days and more than 10 million people were affected.