In this amazing close-up by Olivier Grunewald, we see molten sulfur burning atop a solid sulfur deposit. The picture was taken at the sulfur mine located in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
did-you-kno: “ Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it...
Flowing sulpher at Kawah Ijen volcano, Java, Indonesia (credit: Alamy)
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Blue lava: Indonesian volcano spews molten sulphur
Photographer Olivier Grunewald first learned about the Kawah Ijen volcano in A sulfur mine by day, this infernal Indonesian mountain turns into a surreal alien landscape when the night comes. His pictures—taken in very dangerous conditions—are stunning:
Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia: "This blue glow, unusual for a volcano, isn't the lava itself, as unfortunately can be read on many websites. It is due to the combustion of sulfuric gases in contact with air temperatures above ~Smithsonian Magazine
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Post with 564 votes and 455571 views. A sulfur miner stands inside the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano at night, holding a torch, looking towards a flow of liquid sulfur which has caught fire and burns with an eerie blue flame (by Olivier Grunewald)