December 11, 2005

Striking images from the UK

An uncredited photographer for Getty Images captured an amazing shot following this morning’s explosion at a fuel depot in southeast England. See also a satellite image of the event. (I happened to be landing at Heathrow via a redeye flight & saw the enormous column of smoke off the right wingtip, luckily at a much greater distance.)

Posted by John Nack at 9:09 AM on December 11, 2005


  • John Beardsworth — 10:14 AM on December 11, 2005

    Great photo. A friend who lives 10 miles away was woken up by the blast and thought it was an earthquake. Welcome to the UK!

  • felix — 4:43 PM on December 11, 2005

    Holy crap! That cloud looks like an old testament god in full-on vengeful mode.

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