Nature

By Luke Johnston


A daring photographer has captured amazing footage of a Guatemalan volcano erupting – and he even managed to shoot the mesmerising milky way in the background.

Pic by Albert Dros/Caters News

Albert Dros camped out under the stars in order to get the perfect shot of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala mid eruption.

The burning lava can be seen spirting out the top of the mountain whilst the ever beautiful milk way glistens in the background.

Albert’s carefully planned out tripped paid off and he was more than pleased with the results.

Pic by Albert Dros/Caters News

Albert said: “When I decided I wanted to go to Guatemala to try and shoot the volcano, I started doing my research early on how I wanted my shot to look.

“Erupting lava is best visible in evening and night, so I was obviously going for that.

“But when I finally saw Fuego erupt up close, combined with the power of its sound, I was paralysed with awe.

Pic by Albert Dros/Caters News

“It was amazing and was one of the most impressive things I had ever seen in nature.

Pic by Albert Dros/Caters News

“My research paid off, all the elements I needed to create the shot that I wanted seemed to fall into place.

“It’s a great feeling when things go as planned.

Pic by Albert Dros/Caters News

“The real show started as it got darker, Fuego kept erupting and the glowing lava finally became visible.

“The sight of an erupting volcano is something I was only used to seeing in movies, it was surreal.”