All are smoking in the deep blue by Turi Caggegi

All are smoking in the deep blue by 

Unusual phenomenon on the Mount Etna Volcano: all the craters on the top of the mountain, covered by snow, emit gases and vapors at the same time. The summit craters of the Etna are four: Voragine, Bocca nuova, North-East, South-East. The summit of the Etna is around 3.350 meters above sea level.
It happened only few hours before a new huge eruption from the South-East crater, the first on the left in this picture (about the eruption you can see the photo “Fire in the Night” in my portfolio).
Etna Natural Park, Sicily, Italy.
February 8, 2012 @ 8.41 am (UTC+1) NE
Nikon D5100 + VR Nikkor 55-300

Featured in:
1.JUST FUN (February 2012)
2. Colour and Light (February 2012)
3. The landscapes of our world (February 2012)

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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  • karina5
    karina5about 3 years ago

    Wow. I don’t find the right words to describe the beauty of thsi capture! If I could, I would feature it several times. I am sorry, I can only give you a fave.

  • Thank you, Karin! Much appreciate your comment – but you forgot the fav :) – Grazie!! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • karina5
    karina5about 3 years ago

    Oops, the fave. I am terribly sorry. ;-)

  • Thank you Karin :)

    – Turi Caggegi

  • ;)

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image….Love the lighting and the color…..

  • Thank you so much, Thomas! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 3 years ago

    so beautiful ~ wonderful series ~ brill xx

  • Many thanks, Linda! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 3 years ago

    Another “WOW” shot! Amazing how the snow capped mountain crater is glowing and love the movement of the steamy vapors, which lends a sense of direction in air movement. The deep blue night sky is so rich! Great work Turi! : )

  • Many thnks Sandy! Glad you like it! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Many thanks, Ann! Truly appreciate! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago
  • Thanks a lot! Truly appreciate! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Themis
    Themisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful, and very strange at the same time – well caught

  • Thanks so much, Themis. Yes it was very strange and rare. But after few hours we have understood: a big eruption was going to start, in the same day. Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Anna Goodchild
    Anna Goodchildabout 3 years ago

    terrific series.

  • Thanks a lot, Anna! Much appreciate! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Dave Cauchi
    Dave Cauchiabout 3 years ago

    This should be in National Geographic.

  • Thanks so much, Dave. I’m honoured of your comment! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

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