The rare natural phenomenon of ‘kruiend ijs’ in The Netherlands. Drifting sheets of ice, causing unusual scenes as they piled up around the shores of the inland sea IJsselmeer. A sight that is usually confined to (sub) Arctic environments much further north.
Eldfell volcano suddenly arrived in spectacular fashion on the island of Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and caused quite some upheaval. After it finished its business on July 3 of that same year, it now lies dormant and watches over the island peacefully. But occasionally it still erupts a rainbow.
The Icelandic dalalæða, the elusive natural phenomenon of fog waterfalls. I was incredibly lucky to experience this, being at the right place at the right moment when it accidently happened. Spectacular waterfalls of fog were flowing over the rocks and mountains all around me. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was absolutely magical.
The landscapes of Australia are truly out of this world, and so are the sunsets. This is the incredible sunset at Wollemi National Park, home of the prehistoric Wollemi Pine. It was like an Aurora Solaris – the sunset version of northern lights.
The skies opened up and flares of electromagnetic charged particles & energy from out of space came pouring in, creating a display of light so magnificient it took your breath away. Massive green curtains dropping down with purple tips on their edges, above and below, constantly shifting and changing in all directions. It was literally out of this world. The northern lights will completely overwhelm you, to an extend where you can only utter sounds of sheer admiration, with a fading voice due to being blown away.
Nothing can prepare you for what it’s like to see a total solar eclipse in all its mind-blowing glory. It’s one of the most overwhelming natural phenomena I’ve ever witnessed. It leaves you in total awe, wanting to see more. Wanting to see another one. It is as if you’re staring directly into the vortex of the universe. And it’s highly addictive.