Explosive images capture daredevil photographer just feet from erupting volcano
These explosive images capture a daredevil photographer just feet away from an erupting volcano.
Intrepid explorers Eric Leifer and Tyler Gee daringly stand by in awe of the fiery but spectacular scene on Kilauea’s Eastern Flanks.
Ash and 2000F lava spews from the volcano as the daring pair get a close-up view of Mother Nature at work.
The incredible snaps were shot by daring Eric, 28, who lives in Hilo, Hawaii, and works as a volcano tour operator.
He said: “It’s pretty hard to relate what it’s like being up close to lava – it changes your life.
“It’s our world being created right before your feet. It has a similar feeling to watching the ocean pound away at a rugged coastline or laying underneath the stars on a particularly clear night.
“Some of The best nights of my life have been spent staring into this volcano.”