East Java, Indonesia
This photograph was taken atop Mt. Ijen in Java, Indonesia. We hiked to the summit with our guide at 4 AM to catch the sunrise. Within the volcano lies the world's largest acid lake, as well as the world’s only natural blue fire. The blue fire is created from the mining activity and is ignited sulfuric gas, which emerges from the cracks. I took this photograph just before making my way back down to the bottom of the volcano.
Creative - Ben Bardsley Ball