Interesting Photo of the Day: The Milky Way Erupts from a Volcano

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:

Milky Way emerging out of a volcano

Milky Way coming out of an erupting volcano, Guatemala by Albert Dros. (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

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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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: The Milky Way Erupts from a Volcano”

  1. Scott says:

    Seriously? This is a joke, right? This is so obviously a composite. Not interesting at all

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