Volcán de Fuego Active Again

February 24, 2020

001 Volcán de Fuego  Guatemala  Enero 2020

February 2020 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Cindy Mariela Lorenzo
Summary Authors: Cindy Mariela Lorenzo; Jim Foster

This photo above shows the ever-active Volcán de Fuego, in Guatemala, erupting on January 25, 2020. I personally had never seen this 12,346 feet (3,763 m) volcano of fire so angry as it was this late January day. As lava streamed down its flanks, plumes of ash rose about 3/4 mile (1.2 km) above the crater rim. A classic stratovolcano, its major eruptions have been recorded since 1531. The last such eruption occurred in 1974.

Every step on my long trek to see the spectacular explosions was worth it! Once back at camp, as a reward, I treated myself to a cup of hot chocolate.

Photo Details: Camera NIKON D7200; Software Adobe Photoshop Express (Android); Exposure Time 25.000s; Aperture ƒ/3.5; ISO equivalent 3200; Focal Length (35mm) 27.