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Between a Rock and a Hot Place

Between a Rock and a Hot Place
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Perched on a tee of shaded ice, a boulder temporarily rests on Mutnovsky volcano’s melting, debris-encrusted glacier. Explorer Franck Tessier scaled the red rock for a better view of one of the mountain’s craters as it steamed toxic fumes into the sky (background). With author Jeremy Schmidt and photographer Carsten Peter, Tessier spent a month probing both the fire and ice of Russia’s geothermal hot spot, Kamchatka Peninsula.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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