Hyperacidic Stream

Ijen crater lake, one of the biggest in the world, holds about 36 million cubic meters of water. It’s about 200 meters deep and the water temperature varies between 20 and 60 degrees Celsius. Although regularly replenished by rain, this is no dilutant. Gasses burping from the bowels of the earth through the water like bubbles in a fizzy drink create extreme pollution.


About 50 liters per second leaks of acid water in the crater lake had infiltrated and contaminated surrounding rivers and wells. As a result, local people were affected by tooth decay and bone degeneration, while agricultural production was reduced.


Have a nice weekend everyone:)


Canon EOS 50D + EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EXIF: 0.2 sec • f/13• 11 mm • ISO 100

Exposure Mode + White Balance: Manual

Filters: Singh-Ray Vari N Duo

Software: Digital Photo Pro + Adobe Photoshop CS3


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Zucchero Ft. John Lee Hooker - I Lay Down



  • Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com 5y

    Really lovely shot - I love the feel of shooting from downstream up a fairly steep run of the stream. Great color too!
  • robsen71 5y

    Like this, the river looks so harmless but I guess taking a bath in it wouldn't be fun.
  • Vince Neuwirth :-) Very Busy 5y

    Amazing shot.
  • mutalib59 5y

    thanks for sharing
  • Gustavo Ciancio 5y

    Excellent long exposure shot! Nice POV
  • David_Rees 5y

    Nicely composed Jess - looks great!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • David Thompson 5y

    great color and detail! looking good, looking real good! nice work my friend.
  • Dimitris Karav.. 5y

    Magnificent shot, lovely perspective and process...!!!
  • Ivan Sohrakoff 5y

    That is some fizzy goodness, or at least the image is! These images you've been posting are fascinating. Not something I've ever seen or heard of before. The flowing bubbles here are really cool.
  • Helga* 5y

    Wow so many awesome details captured... what an amazing country you live in.. I hope someday i will be able to visit :)
  • Tom 5y

    Awesome shot ~J~
    Wishing you a great weekend too.........!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Hugs & Kisses*
  • MangAndri Kasep 5y

    great shot
    sangat indah
  • Firman Kamil 5y

    nicely captured... the angle n composition are awesome...
  • Maria Marganingsih 5y

    wah sudut yg jarang di share ama orang lain...
  • JeremyRambles 5y

    Remarkable - and frightening.....
  • Hillary Younger 5y

    Great image of this toxic place....doesn't sound like a good neighbour!
  • Paolo 5y

    awesome!! (have a nice summer jessy)
  •  DocBudie 5y

    asli belum kebayang buat aku foto begini bisa jadi bagusss....
    Luar biasa...
  • Abu Emir 4y

    iyaa.. luarbiasa.. pengen utk ke sini..
  • heri dwi purnomo 2mo

    nice image dude..
    Sunguh Luar biasa
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Taken on June 17, 2010
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