December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

From the Top

Photograph by Hendra Gunawan, National Geographic Your Shot

Sulphur streaks the rocky, lake-filled Ijen crater in East Java, Indonesia. Your Shot member Hendra Gunawan captured this shot after climbing to the crater in the early hours of the morning. “I went to the top,” he says, “and found a beauty I cannot write in words.”

Gunawan's picture was recently published in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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16 comments
Todd Brown
Todd Brown

The green of the water reminds me of the glacial lakes at elevation in Montana.

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

The colors! The ocher and the blue and the orange and the tourquoise... breathtaking!

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

You would think you would never see water this color it is an absolutely amazing photo! 

The Fig
The Fig

It's amazing how he who actually made this awesome backdrop of simultaneous perfection never seems to get credit, but the guy that clicks a button once gets it, and they call his copying of absolute beauty "art"...And that "copyright" is then taken seriously (just sayin').

emma bail
emma bail

Awesome and amazing click i must say.view is so beautiful with all the blue water and mountains..hats off..  I am planning my trip for this Christmas in Boston http://goo.gl/KphvJW but after having seen this photograph i am thinking to go here and enjoy some time with such a beautiful nature..

John MN
John MN

This can be a wonderful place to come in life. Thanks! 


Jim H.
Jim H.

@The Fig By "HE", do you mean Mother Nature ?...

We're just pass'n thru...

Hendra Gunawan
Hendra Gunawan

@emma bail Thank you for your attention. Indonesia is very beautiful and still plenty of charm that you do not see and feel sure.

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