Rare images of a remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting
By simply being in the right place at the right time, scientists have captured photos of an extremely remote sub-Antarctic volcano erupting.
The Big Ben volcano, found on Heard Island, is one of only two active volcanoes in Australia’s territories. The other is on one of the McDonald Islands. Both islands are far from any inhabited land — they are 4,000 kilometres (2,485 miles) southwest of mainland Australia in the Southern Ocean — and although they are known to have erupted before, they have rarely been sighted except by satellite
Mashable spoke with Pierce via email to learn more about the reactions to the photo.
“We thought it would be funny to pretend to drop her to make fun of the fact that we were getting married and going to likely be parents someday,” Pierce said. “Really, we wanted to take the picture because we are goofy and don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Read more…