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A random shot frames a meteor that hovers over Russia’s Klyuchevskaya Sopka as it erupts

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February 25, 2021

Grace Ebert

Image © Daniel Kordan, shared with permission

In a single, random photo Daniel Kordan proves his astute eye when he documents two of nature’s seldom seen phenomena: the brilliant trail of a meteor streaking through the sky and Klyuchevskaya Sopka how it spits out a mass of glowing lava. The couple even reflected in the small body of water in the foreground in a striking and similarly explosive manner.

Growing up near Moscow, the now traveling photographer took the unexpected shot when he was doing a workshop at Kamchatka Peninsulawhich is located on the northeast corner of Russia overlooking the Pacific. The group was in the area hoping to capture the dramatic eruptions of Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the tallest active volcano in Eurasia – records show it has lived since 1697 – and the tallest in the region at 15,580 feet. “We were with my group in the camp near a small pond,” says Kordan. “We caught reflections from volcanoes, and accidentally I also caught a falling star during a 25-second long exposure.”

Kordan is known for its stunning landscape and outdoor photography, including shots of the jagged icicles Baikal lake, Namibia wavy sand dunes, and Lofoten, a fairytale town in Norway, to name a few. Follow his travels further Instagramand take a printout in his shop. (over PetaPixel)

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#Russia
#Volcanoes

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