Volcanoes

More than just Fireworks!

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Fascination

My interest in volcanoes began in 2005. I spent three months in Peru and Bolivia. It was by sheer coincidence that I climbed up the active volcano “El Misti” that stands at 5,822 m (19,101 ft) above sea level. During the climb I was remarkably aware of the simmering power deep down under our feet – and it was in this barren landscape that I felt extremely close to nature and the whole, un-spoilt planet.

Ever since, fire mountains and desolate landscapes have fascinated me. Trips to volcanic hotspots in East Java (Indonesia), Sicily, Guatemala, Hawaii the Kamchatka peninsula, East Russia, Ethiopia, Iceland and into Antarctica followed.

Volcano photography

Adrenaline rush!

Volcano photography

You’ll find some very interesting informations about the volcano photography with all its psychical, physical, technical and photographic challenges in my article in American Shutterbug magazine.

Volcano trekking

Pure nature!

Trekking to active volcanoes

Main informations about a trekking to an active volcano can be found here in my related article in German trekking magazine (only available in German yet!).