Journey to the centre of the volcano

For those looking for “the way in” this might be a possible avenue. . . . EDITOR

Photo: Descending into the unknown: Sunlight can be glimpsed through the top of the chamber – the exit route for any explosive magma. SOURCE Daily Mail Online. Fair Use.

from Daily Mail Online (U.K.)

Journey to the centre of the volcano… Brave photographer takes trip into the heart of dormant beast to photograph stunning colours left behind by the lava

By EDDIE WRENN

PUBLISHED: 06:18 EST, 30 July 2012 | UPDATED: 08:57 EST, 30 July 2012

They are ferocious when on the attack and unpredictable in nature – but absolutely stunning when viewed from the inside.

For these are the spectacular images taken by photographer Lurie Belegurschi, who descended into the heart of Thrihnukagigur volcano, near Reykjavik in Iceland, to show the extraordinary beauty of the magma chambers buried deep within the dormant volcano.

Perhaps the explorer felt secure as he descended to 120 metres – the equivalent of three Statues of Liberty piled one on top of the other – because it has been 4,000 years since the volcano last erupted.

But as he descended in a basket attached to a crane, the old mantra must have run through his head: It’s not a question of if, it’s when. . . . Read Complete Report + photos and videos

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