Brave photographer scales volcano and battles fumes to snap electric blue flames

A brave photographer has scaled an active volcano to capture this spectacular BLUE glow bouncing off the lava.

Blue lava volcano

Phototgrapher, Keow Wee Loong, stands near the incredible blue lava

Daredevil Keow Wee Loong stands just four feet away from the lava and smoking plumes of toxic gas.

Blue lava volcano

The incredible natural phenomenon gives off an unusual blue colour

The volcano, known as the Ijen Crater, is located in East Java, Indonesia.

Blue lava volcano

The amazing effect is caused by the combustion of sulphuric gases and temperatures with the high-pressure volcano – temperatures can even reach 600C

Inquisitive Keow, 26, found out about the volcano from locals in Bali.

Blue lava volcano

Due to the poisonous gases, Keow had had to wear a full-face gas mask

Determined to see its unique glow in person, Keow – along with Hany Lee – snuck into the volcano’s grounds at nightfall on December 6.

Keow, from Malaysia, was able to capture a set of stunning images with the photographer standing in pitch black, illuminated by electric blue flames.

The blue effect is caused by the combustion of sulphuric gases and temperatures within the high-pressure volcano can reach 600C.

To deal with the fumes, Keow, who was on the site for two days, had to wear a full-face gas mask.

He said: “I was told by locals I wasn’t allowed to go up to the crater because the toxic fumes are hazardous.

“They said there could be some dangerous volcanic activity.

“I had a full-face gas mask with me to protect myself – ignoring their warning I and got in through a secret entrance.

“I was inside the crater for five hours and spent time photographing the amazing flame.

“A lot of people are amazed to see a volcano with blue flame in it.”

A brave photographer has scaled an active volcano to capture this spectacular BLUE glow bouncing off the lava.

Daredevil Keow Wee Loong stands just four feet away from the lava and smoking plumes of toxic gas.

The volcano, known as the Ijen Crater, is located in East Java, Indonesia.

Inquisitive Keow, 26, found out about the volcano from locals in Bali.

Determined to see its unique glow in person, Keow – along with Hany Lee – snuck into the volcano’s grounds at nightfall on December 6.

Keow, from Malaysia, was able to capture a set of stunning images with the photographer standing in pitch black, illuminated by electric blue flames.

The blue effect is caused by the combustion of sulphuric gases and temperatures within the high-pressure volcano can reach 600C.

To deal with the fumes, Keow, who was on the site for two days, had to wear a full-face gas mask.

He said: “I was told by locals I wasn’t allowed to go up to the crater because the toxic fumes are hazardous.

“They said there could be some dangerous volcanic activity.

“I had a full-face gas mask with me to protect myself – ignoring their warning I and got in through a secret entrance.

“I was inside the crater for five hours and spent time photographing the amazing flame.

“A lot of people are amazed to see a volcano with blue flame in it.”

Daredevil Keow Wee Loong stands just four feet away from the lava and smoking plumes of toxic gas.

The volcano, known as the Ijen Crater, is located in East Java, Indonesia.

Inquisitive Keow, 26, found out about the volcano from locals in Bali.

Determined to see its unique glow in person, Keow – along with Hany Lee – snuck into the volcano’s grounds at nightfall on December 6.

Keow, from Malaysia, was able to capture a set of stunning images with the photographer standing in pitch black, illuminated by electric blue flames.

The blue effect is caused by the combustion of sulphuric gases and temperatures within the high-pressure volcano can reach 600C.

To deal with the fumes, Keow, who was on the site for two days, had to wear a full-face gas mask.

He said: “I was told by locals I wasn’t allowed to go up to the crater because the toxic fumes are hazardous.

“They said there could be some dangerous volcanic activity.

A brave photographer has scaled an active volcano to capture this spectacular BLUE glow bouncing off the lava.

Daredevil Keow Wee Loong stands just four feet away from the lava and smoking plumes of toxic gas.

The volcano, known as the Ijen Crater, is located in East Java, Indonesia.

Inquisitive Keow, 26, found out about the volcano from locals in Bali.

Determined to see its unique glow in person, Keow – along with Hany Lee – snuck into the volcano’s grounds at nightfall on December 6.

Keow, from Malaysia, was able to capture a set of stunning images with the photographer standing in pitch black, illuminated by electric blue flames.

The blue effect is caused by the combustion of sulphuric gases and temperatures within the high-pressure volcano can reach 600C.

To deal with the fumes, Keow, who was on the site for two days, had to wear a full-face gas mask.

He said: “I was told by locals I wasn’t allowed to go up to the crater because the toxic fumes are hazardous.

“They said there could be some dangerous volcanic activity.

“I had a full-face gas mask with me to protect myself – ignoring their warning I and got in through a secret entrance.

“I was inside the crater for five hours and spent time photographing the amazing flame.

“A lot of people are amazed to see a volcano with blue flame in it.”

“I had a full-face gas mask with me to protect myself – ignoring their warning I and got in through a secret entrance.

“I was inside the crater for five hours and spent time photographing the amazing flame.

“A lot of people are amazed to see a volcano with blue flame in it.”