Images of Active Volcanoes by Martin Rietze

German photographer Martin Rietze is part of a select group of people who choose to put themselves in harm’s way and seek out the exploding phenomena of active volcanoes. I mentioned in this post that there are actually people who pursue volcanoes, and he is someone that does it professionally.

The 45-year-old travels around the world’s volcano hotspots, from Costa Rica to Italy, and braves huge electric storms and boiling lava in order to get the perfect shots.

I can only envy his creative passion and courage in his pursuit of Earth’s greatest fiery spectacle and, of course, enjoy his work. His blue-toned photos, especially, near the bottom of this page look fantastical.

All photos by Martin Rietze