July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Volcanic Selfie

Photograph by Andrew Hara, National Geographic Your Shot

Lava glows red-hot, churning and rumbling in Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. “It is quite an experience when Earth feels incredibly large and one feels microscopic and insignificant in comparison,” writes Your Shot member Andrew Hara.

"I was able to legally access the edge of Halemaumau crater while volunteering for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park," Hara explains. After cautiously hiking through a closed-off area of the national park, respirator in tow, Hara deployed his tripod and camera. “I carefully set the timer for two minutes and walked around to the farther, visually stable edge of the crater to create this self-portrait.”

Hara’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Embrace the Untamed.

This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.

41 comments
Gail Py
Gail Py

Well deserved POTD! bravo!

Yogesh Pandare
Yogesh Pandare

There are always imaginations , dreams similar to this image. But I never really seen an implementation of such vision. And this photographer tried with timer , that's an extraordinary thing.  

Not to exclude the bravery of this man !!!!!!!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Hell let loose. This is the picture that I can truly say is, awesome! Congrats: on a magnificent shot, and also for having the courage to take it, Andrew. More not needed to be said.  j.e.s........

pamela letstalkaboutcorsica
pamela letstalkaboutcorsica

risk is part of man's nature, isn't it .. and the further you go, the further you will keep going - both terrifying and beautiful, nature will roar and soar to show her presence, fabulous shot !

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

It is an amazing photograph but it makes my hair stand up thinking of how dangerous it looks and how hot it must be..  It seems like a long ways away for the two minute timer.  Hope you didn't run!


TOM MARTIN
TOM MARTIN

Jim Richardson once said...."If you want to take more interesting pictures, stand in front of more interesting stuff"  This is probably the kind of stuff he was talking about.

marius jomphe
marius jomphe

You are aligned now whiyh the great masters, Turner and Gustave Doré.


Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

Everything in this image is amazing. From the circle of magma, to the texture of the rock, to the curving edge that leads my eye right to the photographer. Absolutely magnificent.

Ian Lee
Ian Lee

火山口也來自拍!

Aaron Camm
Aaron Camm

Ruined by the hairless ape in background.

Denis C.
Denis C.

A few years ago, this picture would have been symbolically and metaphorically titled 'Dante entering the Inferno'. Today it is 'Volcanic Selfie'.

Donald Teng
Donald Teng

Congrat on your POTD and an amazing shot

zab coloma
zab coloma

great shot, congrats on the POTD

Sandy Hunter
Sandy Hunter

@Aaron Camm that just gives us better prospective of how grand it really is in comparison to ourselves..

Denis C.
Denis C.

Very good picture though.

Tom Kwiatkowski
Tom Kwiatkowski

@Aaron Camm @Sandy Hunter You're still here, so apparently you've focused your love on one particular member of the human race.  (Smiley face)

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