Photos by Francisco Negroni
Since June 4th, 2011, the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in central Chile started erupting and has continued to this day. Although its activity has already decreased significantly, the eruption brought much turmoil to the lives of hundreds of families and to ecosystems in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Yet in the midst of chaos Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni managed to capture the volcano as a magnificent work of art from the depths of earth. It’s spewing lava looks like dazzling sparks of fireworks, the smoke flows majestically into the air, and the colors are vibrant and plentiful.
As each photo looks easy on the eye, it was far from easy to shoot. Negroni was hardly even a mile away from the center of the eruption from multiple points of view. Yet somehow, despite his fear and ambivalence, he was able to document a once-in-a-lifetime experience of nature’s naturally occurring activity.
Check out the following photos and let it be an educational reminder of what lies under our feet and in the deep depths of earth.