Lava Mountains photos by Lusika33

Do you ever see pictures of lava and think: “that doesn’t look so hot, what’s the big deal”? A group of intrepid Russian photographers must have had the same idea when they ventured to the volcanic complex of Tolbachnik on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Consisting of two active volcanoes Plosky and Ostry, the pair put on some impressive fireworks when it recently erupted in November, 2012, with the lava flow overtaking buildings 4 kilometers away. While some of the pictures are mesmerizing in their display of the raw plasma that burns inside the furnace of the earth, I was more amazed (and quite frankly, a little concerned) with the nonchalant photographers setting up cameras mere meters away from the molten swarm. The flickering lights of the cooling magma resembles a city at night and almost seems romantic in an imminent fiery destruction-type way.

Photog: Livejournal (via: English Russia)

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