2011 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 3rd prize

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Photographer

Olivier Grunewald

Le Figaro Magazine

07 August, 2010

The lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, in the Virunga National Park, bubbles at the bottom of the volcano’s immense crater.

About

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, ...

Background story

The lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, in the Virunga National Park, bubbles at the bottom of the volcano’s immense crater. Persistent lava lakes in volcanic craters are rare, with only five currently known in the world. The one on Mount Nyiragongo varies in size, but has at times been one of the most voluminous lava lakes in the planet’s recent history.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1.0 s
Focal length
28 mm
F-Stop
f/5.6
ISO
200

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