The Most Dangerous Job in the World

Category: Places


Photo and caption by claudia kishimoto

Resting on the edge of the 2383 meters crater of Mount Ijen in Indonesia lies a sulfuric lake of spectacular color. By looking at this composed picture with the sulfur in a bamboo basket one can only imagine what happens there in reality:sulfur miner workers going up and down the 5 km to the crater, sometimes barefoot, passing small dangerous paths on the edge on the crater with loads as heavy as 90 kg of sulfur in their backs. It must be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world...

Location: Mount Ijen, Indonesia


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