2004 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 2nd prize

Olivier Grunewald

Le Figaro Magazine / Grands Reportages

16 September, 2003

Mount Tolbachik's 1975 eruption lasted a year and a half, sending fountains of lava over two kilometers into the air, and emitting clouds of ash and toxic substances that asphyxiated and bleached surrounding forests. This peninsula presents a landscape of geysers, boiling lakes and active volcanoes.

About the photographer

Olivier Grunewald

Olivier Grunewald was born in Paris in 1959. He started photographing birds at the age of 14. After studying commercial advertising photography at the Gobelins school of images, ...

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