Photo credit: Francisco Negroni
Chilean freelance photographer Francisco Negroni has spent years capturing “dirty thunderstorms,” or in other words, volcanic lightning. Dirty thunderstorms basically earn their name from the ash, rock fragments, and other ejecta which collide during a volcanic eruption and generate static electricity within the volcanic plume. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Negroni travels light in the Chilean backcountry as he travels to eruptions, bringing only a backpack, laptop, camera, tripod, and three lenses in his car. Researchers estimate that about 35% of volcanic eruptions are accompanied by lightning,” reports Peta Pixel.