PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

These stunning snaps capturing an erupting volcano lighting up the night sky will take your breath away.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

The beautiful pictures show the hot red lava shooting out of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano - the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

As the steaming lava spurts from the volcano, the vivid red colour illuminates the dark blue sky.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

The incredible shots were caught on camera by photographer Denis Budkov, during the four times the volcano has erupted - in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

Denis, 36, said: "I was lucky enough to observe and photograph all of this volcano's eruptions.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

"I was less than 300 metres from the volcano, and I was amazed by the gorgeous views of the night sky in the distance.

PIC BY Denis Budkov/ Caters News

"It wasn't too hot or scary - everything was just perfect. "I have lived in Kamchatka all my life, and I've seen many eruptions - but every time I am stunned and amazed by the view and the power of nature."