Photographing Iceland's Fiery VolcanoBy JAMES ESTRIN
Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano had been dormant for nearly two centuries before Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, 51, flew to the scene on March 21 to photograph its first stirrings. Mr. Sigurdson returned to the scene and made these dramatic photographs last night and this morning.
Mr. Sigurdsson has spent 30 years photographing the temperamental landscape of Iceland, as Kerri MacDonald reported Thursday in Lens. But until this morning he had never seen anything like the volcano that is tying up air traffic in much of Europe.