Thursday, August 29, 2013

Volcano Blog: Volcano Photographer Martin Rietze

Travelling the world photographing volcanoes in eruption.

Sample pic:

Dangerous work, although it appears that Rietze is much more careful around the most dangerous types of volcanoes, those that explode violently and produce pyroclastic flows (an avalanche of superheated ash that burns all in its path, such as happened at Pompeii and St. Pierre, Martinique). A pyroclastic flow was responsible for the deaths of volcano photographers Maurice and Katia Krafft in Japan in 1991.

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