In 2010, when James Appleton knew that the volcano Eyjafjallajökull was erupting, he made a journey to Iceland to take some photographs.
Although he was facing extreme weather conditions, he believed that taking the risk was worth the potential rewards.
After hitchhiking to the volcano, Appleton managed to take these stunning photos of an eruption with the northern lights gracing the skies.
Check out these mesmerizing, brightly-colored shots below.
[via James Appleton]