A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano

Check out some photographs by a brave photographer of Volcano…….

G Brad Lewis photographs volcanic eruptions in Hawaii.

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (1)  G Brad Lewis, known as Volcano Man, photographed his friend Bern standing in front of exploding lava at the edge of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Brad says: “Bern has hot lava literally landing at his feet. It is as hot as one can stand to be next to, and it and burns any exposed skin – but the images are just so cool.”

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (2)  Brad, 54, who has been photographing the Kilauea Volcano, the most active on earth, for over 20 years, said:”It’s such stunningly beautiful, powerful force. Being near an eruption is an awesome experience.You are never quite the same after seeing flowing lava.”

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (3) “I always wear a helmet and gloves, and carry a respirator. Being upwind from the poisonous fumes is bad for the body and the equipment. The caustic conditions can fry a camera instantly.”

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (4) Brad, who lives in Hawaii, has put himself in many death defying situations, in order to capture nature at its most spectacular. “If anything went wrong it would end in death, and I have melted many boot soles and tripod legs.

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (5) “I have lost a few friends to the volcano. One photographer was too mesmerised to act when the bench of land he was on fell into the ocean – exploding hundreds of feet of lava.”

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (6)  Brad said: “I am usually alone on the volcano, but I thought it would be good to include some people so others realised just how close I get.”

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Lava meets the Pacific Ocean, after flowing seven miles downhill from a vent of Kilauea Volcano

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (8) Halemaumau vent, with the Milky Way overhead

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (9) People stand near exploding lava on Kilauea Volcano

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (10)  Halemaumau vent glows at night

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (11)  Spatter cones inside Pu’u O’o vent on Kilauea Volcano

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (12)  Spatter cones inside Pu’u O’o vent on Kilauea Volcano

A Brave Man That Photographs Danger Volcano (13) Halemaumau vent with glowing lava lake, and Mauna Loa in the distance

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