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Stunning photos of lightning strikes over Japanese volcano eruption

These breathtaking photos were taken by Martin Rietze, a self-proclaimed “volcano-chaser” and the creative force behind the Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth website. Rietze took these photographs of a particularly angry Sakurajima Volcano while on trip to Japan between February 21 and 26, 2013, risking his wellbeing to capture the raging lava and lightning – something that very rarely gets seen like this, for very obvious reasons.

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