Volcano gazing by bobfoto

Volcano gazing

When standing at the base of an active volcano that is blowing chunks, one needs to keep an eye on what Tavurvur is doing. Eye contact with the person you are holding court with is not such an important factor when a mountain is throwing hot rocks.

This is as relaxed as it gets.

Photo taken 11 September 2008 near Rabaul, East New Britain Province.
Outstanding Pic
June 21st, 2014  
Coolness
June 21st, 2014  
Interesting capture and commentary. I love the shot of blue colour (boy's shorts) against that dark ash.
June 21st, 2014  
@top2042 - Thanks

@swilde - Quite warm really...

@helly31 - Thanks Helen.
June 21st, 2014  
Looks really wild and wooly there! Great shot!
June 21st, 2014  
So you weren't as concerned as he was because you were obviously watching HIM! I have missed your images , Jason. Welcome back!
June 21st, 2014  
well those are some big chunks, you wouldn't want to get under one of those
June 21st, 2014  
They seem so vulnerable, knowing hot lava is popping around them.
June 21st, 2014  
sounds like good viewing
June 21st, 2014  
That black vulcano-sand looks so cool! :)
June 21st, 2014  
@juliedduncan - it is amazing that people live so close!

@grammyn - I had a spotter looking out for me. ;)

@kali66 - I've got a little piece of shiny black rock from this volcano. Not a big one like here, just a hand sized piece.

@taffy - they say they have no where else to go...

@houdiniem - it can waste an afternoon.

@agentzuckerguss - it is hot enough to cook an egg.
June 21st, 2014  
Rather him than me and he doesn't really look perturbed at all!
June 22nd, 2014  
@judithdeacon - nah, he's not too fussed.
June 22nd, 2014  
I've been there when it was throwing rocks, and it was a bit scary as we were in a boat and some of the rocks were landing in the water quite close to us so we moved away fairly quickly.
June 22nd, 2014  
@nataliemac - oh dear. I can imagine how that feels!
June 26th, 2014  
I like the mountains in the background
July 13th, 2014  
@kjarn - the one you can see clearly is Vulcan, the second volcano that erupted in 1994 on the same day as Tavurvur did.
July 13th, 2014  
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