Francisco Negroni, professional Chilean photographer, who also works as a licensed adventure tourism guide which gives him the opportunity to explore beautiful environments that he can capture through a lens, is very passionate about his photography. He's passionate enough to camp a kilometer from an active volcano in a state of eruption which led him to photograph these spectacular pictures of nature's fury.

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The Cordón Caulle volcano of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle mountain chain in central Chile has been active since June 4th, 2011, however, eruptions have reduced considerably over the years. In it's prime, the volcano was the cause of substantial economic and environmental tumult in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

The glow of the lava against the night sky sets the scene for a perfect picture. In these photographs, Negroni has impeccably captured both the natural chaos of the volcano and also, it's beauty. It's not only about the lava that is erupting from the volcano but also how it lights up the skies and the smoke that emanates from within. The ash and other particles released, come together creating friction that generates lots of static electricity. This release into the atmosphere makes the volcanic plume discharge lightning bolts, known as a, 'dirty thunderstorm'.

 

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