Milky Way Volcano

Photo credit: Albert Dros via Bored Panda

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.

Milky Way Volcano

“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.