Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno, Chile. The volcano, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash more than 6 miles into the sky. Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters.
The unpredictable, powerful forces of nature are on display in this deceptively beautiful image. Volcanos around the globe are making their presence known. To see more of my favorite Photos of the day for June 6, 2011, click here.
Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff photographer