Sunday, January 07, 2007

This is amazing.. The Birth of an Island

August 2006, the yacht 'Maiken' is traveling in the south Pacific when they came across a weird sight... It was sand in the water, and floating ON TOP of the waves...





This is not a beach, it is volcanic stones floating on the water.







The trail left by the yacht...







And then this was spotted… ash and steam rising from the ocean...



And, while they were watching...









A brand new island formed..





A plume of black ash...





Pretty wild, huh?

Thanks Louisa

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