Interesting Photo of the Day: Volcanic Mt. Bromo at Early Dawn

This is what they mean when they say “the crack of dawn”—when dawn’s early sunlight literally creates a crack in the sky, while the rest of the night sky is still pure darkness. This is the moment that Weerapong Chaipuck captured while waiting for the sunrise near Mt. Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia:


Mt. Bromo’s name comes from Brahma, the Hindu creator god. (Via 500px. Click for larger image.)

Chaipuck is an incredibly open and friendly photographer and world traveler who specializes in Southeast Asian landscape shots, HDR, and long open exposures. He shoots with a Nikon D300, and his portfolio includes stunning shots of Vietnamese Hmong villages, Thai fishermen, Chinese rice paddies and ancient Indonesian temples. Some must-see shots for any wanderlusting travelers out there.

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