Strokkur geyser in Iceland

trokkur (Icelandic for "churn" ) is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavik. It is one of Iceland's most famous geysers erupting about every 4-8 minutes 15 - 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high.

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+9 1. thundercash commented 8 years ago

Most Interesting video in Ages !
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+5 2. kaleemyork commented 8 years ago

natural fountain :)
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+22 3. drewsutton commented 8 years ago

15-20m high and you zoom all the way in to the base?
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+5 4. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

Somehow I want to jump on it just when it happens :x
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+5 5. Atmo commented 8 years ago

The planet earth just farted
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+13 6. dave9191 commented 8 years ago

The worst thing about photographing this, you never quite know when its going to shoot. The water down below is being heated by the rocks, hot water wants to rise so it goes up. But then hits the cooler rocks and water above it and goes back down again. On the surface you see it rise and lower throughout the 10 min wait. And each time the bulge of water moves up you think its going to shoot. And you end up waiting with the camera for the whole period and when it does finally shoot you get startled and miss the photo.

As for how high it gets, it varies each time. Sometimes its only a small squirt, other times its a full on show. So you never know how to frame the shot. It's pretty cool seeing the base move up and down while you wait. Best bet is to film the base and then step all the way back and film the next eruption from a far.

And in the winter everything is covered in snow apart from the areas just around the geyser.

Incidentally, the word geyser comes from the Icelandic word Geysir.
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+7 7. MajorIdea commented 8 years ago

Someone needs to send a little drone with a camera and go as deep as possible!
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+4 8. msavio008 commented 8 years ago

looks like Earths butt hole
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+4 9. jackDjohnson commented 8 years ago

Earths Orgasm !! :O
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-1 10. fixento2 commented 7 years ago

What a wienie old faithful?