Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Chilean landscape photographer Francisco Negroni is famous for his incredible photos depicting extreme weather conditions. His work grabbed the world's attention in 2011 when his photos of the Cordón Caulle eruption became viral and earned him several awards. His photography is unique for crystalizing powerful moments in nature, artistically showing its fiery energy.


Negroni used to work as a photo reporter, covering political news, when he came upon the Llaima volcano eruption in 2008. Although he couldn't photograph the particular moment, the eruption piqued his interest and led him to change directions with his work life. “It was so little what I saw of that eruption,” he told My Modern Met. “But it was enough for me to feel something strange and motivate me to be aware of the next eruption and travel to take pictures of it. Seeing that eruption was my real motivation to start in this world of eruption photography.”


While his technique ranges according to the eruption, he mostly focuses on long-term exposures to bring out the detail and intensity of the event. Several of his most striking pictures depict dirty thunderstorms that occur when lightning is produced in the volcanic plume. This phenomenon is brought about by the collision of ash, rock, and ejecta, which produces static electricity. Studies have demonstrated that nasty thunderstorms are present 27 percent to 35 percent of the time, making Negroni's work all the rarer.


Negroni continues to travel around Chile to achieve the best possible photographs of volcanic activity, even leading photo tours all around the country. “I will continue trying to show eruptions in all their magnitude and hope that the world, in general, continues to be surprised with my photographs.”


Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

Stunning Pictures Capture Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

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Reference: Mymodernmet

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