Dutch photographer Albert Dros spent weeks in Guatemala waiting for the perfect moment to capture the Fuego volcano aligned perfectly beneath the Milky Way Galaxy. “First of all I used Photopills to plan the position of the milky way. Then I used the tools I found online to ‘get to know’ the volcano by observing scopes, recent activity logs and webcams. Last I called the local weather station when I finally arrived in Guatemala multiple times to get a recommendation about the weather up there above 3000m. When clear skies were predicted in combination with lots of activity i made my move to try my luck,” said Dros. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“After a very tough steep hike I found myself on the Acatenango volcano the next day. I arrived before sunset. It was very cloudy and I couldn’t even see the Fuego next to it. However, clouds were moving fast and I knew it was probably going to clear up. It did. When I saw it erupting up close combined with the powerful sound I was just paralyzed. This was amazing. It was literally one of the most impressive things I had ever seen in nature,” adds the photographer.