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Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego: An Erupting Volcano

A river of scorching lava blazed and flowed from the crater’s rim as fire shot out of its belly.  Last night Volcán de Fuego or volcano of fire, one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala and one of the three volcanoes overlooking Antigua, erupted furiously.

Privileged to witness the spectacle from my rooftop terrace I watched and photographed it until after midnight. Here are just a couple of the shots I took.

14 responses

  1. Reblogged this on thirdeyemom and commented:
    My friend and amazing photographer Lucy who I visited in Antigua took these amazing shots of the volcano erupting. Wow! I am breathless. Is this a sign I need to go back? I think so! Bravo Lucy!

    May 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • Thank you so much Nicole for reblogging this and for the compliments! I wish you’d been here to see it! I think you need to come back!

      May 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

  2. Oh my goodness Lucy!!!!! So incredibly spectacular that it takes my breath away and I had to reblog. Wow!!!!!!!! You are amazing!

    May 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    • Aw thanks so much Nicole!!! It was incredible to see!!! I’m so lucky to have such a great view from my terrace!

      May 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  3. Karyn @ kloppenmum

    WOW! Amazing! What an awesome experience.

    May 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    • Thanks Karyn. It was incredible! Luckily I have a good zoom.

      May 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  4. Estupenda fotografía, la suerte te toco de cerca para ese espectáculo.

    May 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    • Gracias Carlos! Tengo una buena lente entonces no estaba tan cerca pero fue impresionante! Saludos!

      May 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  5. What an amazing experience….I missed it by mere weeks!

    May 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

    • Such a shame but I think it was only visible the night it started erupting due to cloud cover. At least you were here for Semana Santa!

      May 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

  6. What an incredible once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) experience! This is one of the many things that make me want to visit Guatemala. Thank you for sharing, Lucy!

    May 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    • Thanks Meghan! It’s been years since Fuego erupted like this. Incredible! Guatemala has so much to offer including its beautiful scenery of volcanoes.

      May 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

  7. Pingback: Antigua’s Volcanoes: Fuego and Acatenango « loca4motion

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