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Gate To Hell by Denis Budkov
Gate To Hell by Denis Budkov

Gate To Hell, 2013

Denis Budkov

A gaping hole filled with molten lava threatens to swallow up anyone foolhardy enough to get too close to the edge. But the luscious, mesmerizing color draws you in, enveloping you in lavender steam. The rugged lava bed around the rim is tinged a deep purple by the dawn light. Russian photographer Budkov specializes in images of elemental nature at its most stunning, and ferocious. He shot this photograph on his native Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East. He calls this region one of “fire-spitting mountains.”

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