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Eruption Photo Competes for National Geographic Award

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Eruption Photo Competes for National Geographic Award

Holuhraun - national Geographic

The National Geographic photo. Photo: Erez Mar­om

An Israeli photographer, Erez Marom has submitted a photo of the Holuhraun eruption to National Geographic for a competition. Marom specializes in landscape photography.

In an interview with mbl.is he said that he came to Iceland in September to photograph the eruption. “I was rather hesitant, because it costs a lot of money to travel from Israel, the flight costs about 1,000 dollars. So I was not sure whether I should go or not. But after photos of the eruption started appearing I thought: I am a real photographer and if I don’t go that’s really stupid. And I love Iceland, so I decided to go.”

Marom first came to Iceland in 2011 and says the country is his most favorite place. On the National Geographic website he says:

“Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to shoot the Holuhraun volcanic eruption. After several days waiting for good flying weather, I got my OK and went on the helicopter. I was incredibly lucky to have both a spectacular pink sunset and a new, red-hot lava formation in the foreground. I must have driven the helicopter pilot crazy going over this segment again and again, but in the end, I got what I wanted!”

Erez Marom's Facebook page.

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