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"A Serendipitous Shot Frames a Meteor Soaring Over Russia’s Klyuchevskaya Sopka as It Erupts"

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"In a single, fortuitous photograph, Daniel Kordan proves his astute eye as he documents two of nature’s rarely seen phenomena: the brilliant trail of a meteor streaking through the sky and Klyuchevskaya Sopka as it spews a mass of glowing lava. Striking and similarly explosive, the pair even reflect in the small body of water in the foreground.

"Raised near Moscow, the now-itinerant photographer took the unexpected shot while leading a 2016 workshop at the Kamchatka Peninsula, which sits at the northeast corner of Russia facing the Pacific Ocean. The group was in the area hoping to capture the dramatic eruptions from Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which is the tallest active volcano in Eurasia—records show it’s been live since 1697—and the highest in the region scaling 15,580 feet. “We stayed with my group at camp close to a small pond,” Kordan says. “We caught reflections of volcanoes, and accidentally, I also caught a shooting star during a long exposure (of) 25 seconds.”

"Kordan is known for his stunning landscape and outdoor photography, including shots of the jagged icicles on Lake Baikal, Namibia’s rippled sand dunes, and Lofoten, a fairytale-like town in Norway, to name a few. Follow his travels on Instagram, and pick up a print in his shop. (via PetaPixel)"

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You're most welcome, stunned. And yes, I think I've posted some of his work before.

I went on Daniel Kordan's site for a while, wow what a great photographer. I do believe there were a few I recognized from other puzzles, thanks for this great post.


Daniel Kordan can be proud of this one.




It is!

That's so much serendipity it's more like a Romantic era painting!


I'll be watching for it. :)


Robin, this isn't one of the other volcanos you were talking about. I have one lined up for tomorrow. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and you're welcome!


Thanks, Wendy!


Great picture. TFS :)

That's a wow!


I know, it's like the luckiest catch you can imagine. You're welcome!


Which is more intriguing, Meteor or Volcano erupting ? To catch both in photo plus reflection is amazing. Wonderful puzzle, thank you !!


Another once in a lifetime shot!

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