This might be one of the most fascinating nature photos you’ve ever seen. Is that the Milky Way shooting out from a blazing volcano? Landscape astrophotographer Albert Dros shot this photo of an erupting volcano in Guatemala:
Dros became interested in shooting this volcano when his younger brother sent him back some images from his backpack trip to Guatemala.
Fuego, or ‘Fire’ is an active volcano. The location as well as the inherent difficulty of the whole shoot required meticulous planning and preparation. Add to that the challenge of making a correct exposure. The night sky, the bright lava flow, and the dim Milky Way (not to mention the light pollution from the city lights of Antigua) made it a nightmare.
A lot of things had to go right for the shot to come through. Thankfully, Murphy stayed away and the result of it was this stunning image.
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