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Indonesia - Java Island - Active Mount Bromo with Giant Volcanic Ash Cloud | by © Lucie Debelkova /
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Indonesia - Java Island - Active Mount Bromo with Giant Volcanic Ash Cloud

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Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park with very active mount Bromo (2,329 m) - Volcano with the entire top been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. It sits inside the massive Tengger caldera (diameter approximately 10 km), surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) of fine volcanic sand .


Capturing active volcano was always top of my photographic dream/agenda. After seeing (and walking on) Mt. Bromo 11 years ago, it was must stop on my last trip to Indonesia. What I didnt know was that Bromo has become extremely active and nobody could tell me if it is possible to visit it or not. Through out the trip I found out that it is possible to go to the view point as the volcano itself sits in larger ancient caldera (crater). When I finally got there I was unlucky as there was extremely strong fog that didnt allow to see anything, you could just hear those incredible sounds and feel the ground shaking - very scary and very humbling feeling. When the fog finally opened up the 3rd day I could witness this sight... something I'll always treasure as very unique experience.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: 70.00 - 200.00 mm; Focal length: 135.00 mm; Aperture: 4.0; Exposure time: 1/250 s; ISO: 320


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Taken on February 28, 2011