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Arenal Volcano is an spectacular and moderately active andesitic stratovolcano, that first explode after 400 years of silence in July 29, 1968.

Even if the Volcano is active with small lava flows on a normal basis, the weather normally avoids from enjoing this amazing views. So normally is cloudy, when is not cloudy you don't have eruptions, and when you are really lucky and there is a big eruption and is no cloudy... pray that your camera is ready to get the shot!!!

The night of the picture we where complety lucky: no clouds, FULL MOON, which normally in the area means a lot of clouds and big volcano activity even with a big explosion. So this picture was iluminated by the moon.

This picture was taken at 01:16 am and we where in the place betweeen 11pm and 2am. I was lucky enough to begin with the shot 3 seconds before the main explosion. Actually this shot is the 2 of 4 shots of the same explosion, each around 10 to 20 seconds. No Photoshop applyed to the picture. No filter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenal_Volcano

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