Fire on the snow. (RB EXPLORE) by Turi Caggegi


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Eruption of Mount Etna volcano at dawn. Lava fountaining from the South Est crater (3.000 meters above sea level) with emission of magma and a huge plume of volcanic ash.
Taken in Sicily, Etna Natural Park, January 5, 2012, @ 6.48 am (GMT+1) NE
with Nikon D5100 + Nikkor VR 55-300

Featured in:
1.Mountains in Time (January 2012)
2. SCENERY (Image of the week, January 24, 2012)
3. Colour and light (January 2012)
4. The World around us (January 2012)
5. Snaptacular group (February 2012)
6. Stunning Skyscapes (February 2012)
7. Artists Universe (February 2012)
8. VOLCANOES, Earths Geology & Atmosphere – Top ten Your favorite image! Challenge (February 2012)
9. In the Eyes of Danger (February 2012)
10. VOLCANOES, Earths Geology & Atmosphere (February 2012)
11. RB EXPLORE (March, 20, 2012)


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I’m a professional journalist, I live in Sicily, in a town on the east slope of Mount Etna volcano, close to Ionian sea, Catania and Taormina.

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    Wow! Great capture of Etnas display!

  • Thank you, Ann. I’m proud of your “wow”!

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 2 years ago

    Wow, amazing. Fantastic image. Must be a great experience standing there while that is happening! Fav.

  • Yes, it is. It’s always a great emotion. Is like to watch the creation of the earth… Thanks for your “wow”, Esther.

    – Turi Caggegi

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Awesome view of this volcano. I can’t imagine seeing this up close!

  • Thanks a lot, AuntDot (thanks in rhyme). Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 2 years ago
    Brilliant ! What an amazing sight to witness.
  • Thank you, Michael! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 2 years ago

    outstanding capture and image i cant imagine the feeling you would get watching this volcano so close up Erupting before your very eyes Amazing well done lee

  • Yes, great emotions! Thank you, Lee!

    – Turi Caggegi

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 2 years ago

    mount etna a place that inspired many a greek myth
    great capture turi

  • Yes, Hephaestus, Cyclops, Polyphemus, Zeus, Typhon (Enceladus)… Thanks for your comment, Charlie!

    – Turi Caggegi

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    fantastic apture

  • Many thanks!

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Carolyn Wright
    Carolyn Wrightover 2 years ago

    Stunning powerful site, and image of it!!!!!!!

  • Many thanks! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks, I love mountains. I really appreciate.

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture! Truly spectacular, congrats on your feature too!

  • Thanks a lot, Matt!

    – Turi Caggegi

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