April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

Corazón del Fuego

Photograph by Andrew Shepard, National Geographic Your Shot

Wanting to get a closer look at Fuego, a highly active volcano in Guatemala, Your Shot member Andrew Shepard hiked the adjacent Acatenango Volcano and camped near the summit. “Under the moonlight I set my tripod up just outside the tent, and at around 1:30 a.m. we awoke to the rumbling of the ground and the sound of a breath-stealing explosion,” Shepard writes. “I scrambled to the camera just in time [to] capture a moonlit and lava-covered Fuego as it put on this beautiful display of activity and power."

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28 comments
Bonnie Harwell
Bonnie Harwell

Wonderful! Beautiful! Amazing! Glad you shared this with us.

Paulo Arriola-Headley
Paulo Arriola-Headley

I would love to purchase it so I can hang it on my wall. Please send me details if possible.

Lee A Freel
Lee A Freel

We were in Antigua for Semana Santa on March the 22nd less than 10 miles away. I'm glad that you caught it on camera.  Thanks for posting.


WH Mitty
WH Mitty

Stunning! I'd have been a bit wobbly sitting atop a volcano adjacent to another blowing it's top!

Ahmet Kutlu
Ahmet Kutlu

The smoke looks like a baby dragon and awesome shot

Suzanne Barnes
Suzanne Barnes

Oh man, that is a *breathtakingly beautiful* shot!  I'm fascinated by volcanos myself; I climbed Mt. Kuju in Japan a few years ago, but sadly was unable to get close to the active bits due to sulfuric acid fumes.  I've also been up Aso-yama, but none of my photos came out nearly as lovely as this one.  Thanks for sharing with us!

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