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Photographer snaps meteor and erupting volcano in one epic photo

Dutch photographer Tomas van der Weijden was out in Kamchatka, Russia, taking pictures when he captured this rare and breathtaking image.

Entitled Volcano Magic, the photo shows a streaking meteor towards the active Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, both illuminating the lake in the foreground. Tomas recalls in an interview with Peta Pixel:

“We had set up camp nearby and hiked out to the small lake to get a good view of the volcano,” he said. “We were extremely lucky with the circumstances (not just the meteor, but clear skies and the active volcano!), as it had been a couple of years since lava streams had erupted from this particular volcano.”

Volcano Magic. This was a rare and wonderful moment that I won't easily forget. Taken at the Klyuchevskaya volcano in Kamchatka, Russia. Thanks to Daniel Kordan (@danielkordan) for taking us to this amazing place and thanks to Daniel Laan (@laanscapesphotography) for providing me with some very helpful insights on processing this image! This version is cropped for IG, see the link in my bio for the full size image. #klyuchevskaya #volcano #russia #kamchatka #eruption #meteor #longexposure #longexpoelite #super_holland #TopEuropePhoto #amazing_longexpo #superphoto_longexpo #ahd_shotz #ig_shotz_le #majestic_earth #nakedplanet #stars #starscape #lava #marvelshots #nature_perfection #long_exposure #sonyalpha #sonya7ii #sonyimages #nature_wizards #milkywayphotography #starscape #stars #clearskies #nightphotography  #universetoday #superphoto_longexpo

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I guess you could say the stars aligned for Tomas that night. He simply was the right person at the right place and time.

“All in all, it was a very humbling experience to witness these forces of nature – a truly magical moment,” he added.

See more of Tomas van der Weijden’s work on Instagram and 500px.

Via Peta Pixel

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.