2016 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 3rd prize

The Power of Nature

Photographer

Sergio Tapiro

13 December, 2015

Colima Volcano erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows. The volcano, which is one of the most active in Mexico, showed an increase in activity from July onwards.

Lightning in volcano eruptions is generated when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the volcanic plume collide, producing static charges—just as ice particles do in clouds.

About

Sergio Tapiro

He was born in 1971 in the small city of Colima, Mexico. He started documenting Colima Volcano activity in 2002 and alternates his work with photojournalism since 2005. Many of ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
8
Focal length
195.0 mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
3200

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