Warning signs of a geyser

Courtesy Ela Ugur/Milset
Courtesy Ela Ugur/Milset

The gas bubbles pictured provide advance warning that Iceland’s famous Strokkur geyser is about to blow. The photo was taken a few thousandths of a second before it erupted. It earned the photographer, 17-year-old Dane Ela Ugur, a Gold Award in the 2009 science photo contest held by MILSET (International Movement for Science and Technology in Leisure Time). The aim of this annual contest for under-25s is to provide a space for young people to express creatively, in pictures, what they observe in the science world. To participate, all you need to do is take photos and submit them by the contest deadline.


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