Shiveluch: From heaven and from Earth

Shiveluch (Шивелуч)

Shiveluch (Шивелуч) eruption from space (Source: NASA)

I saw this great shot of an eruption of Shiveluch volcanon in Kamchatka from space taken by NASA. Its a great perspective of an eruption I saw back in June 2013 when I stood at the base of Shiveluch and photographed the pyroclastic flows roadring down the sides of the volcano.

Shiveluch (Шивелуч)

This time the pyroclastic flow came down a different side of the volcano – our side

Here is the perspective of a mere mortal standing at the foot of a volcano photographing Shiveluch erupting. It was quite unsettling watching these massive pyroclastic flows roaring past our very dusty camp. I have written more about the experience in an earlier post.

Join a photo tour of Kamchatka to photograph Shiveluch in June 2014




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