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Inspired by the Tunguska incident.

The Tunguska event was a gigantic explosion near the Tunguska River in 1908 (101º57’E, 60º55’N). It’s origins are still officially unknown yet it is believed to be a meteor of some sorts. Only few people lived in that isolated area.

Idea was to express that event from the local people point of view. What they saw and how they reacted. It had to be something very scary. What they saw was light as bright as the sun, they heard very strong explosions and soon felt the pressure wave going by even at longer distances.

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  • Siju Doniston
    Siju Donistonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot and treatment

  • Thanks. ;) This is a photo which I have used the most time ever. Both before and after the actual pressing the camera button.

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Daphne Kotsiani
    Daphne Kotsianiabout 4 years ago


  • Yeah, I was there! ;) (And that makes me… what? Like 120 years old?)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 4 years ago

    Great capture with the light and shadows and very interesting prose :)

  • Thanks Judi! ;)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 4 years ago

  • Wow. Thanks all. :)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellalmost 4 years ago

    Hauntingly beautiful… faved.

  • Thanks, Aaron. ;)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxalmost 4 years ago

    Please submit to our weekly features challenge.

  • Awesome. Thank you so much!

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalalmost 4 years ago


  • It’s thanktastic that you like it! ;)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 4 years ago

    this is simply stunning!!

  • Thanks Simone! ;)

    – Toni Holopainen

  • Adriano Carrideo
    Adriano Carrideoalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing image well done

  • Thanks.

    – Toni Holopainen

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilalmost 4 years ago

    Magical image…well done.

  • Thanks. Sometimes something magical does happen. :)

    – Toni Holopainen

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