Blue lava. A volcano in Indonesia produces lava that looks BLUE! Though the molten sulfur looks red in daylight, during the night, the blue flames that reach he science Nature lava blue lava cool interesting
Home Original Content Funny Pictures Funny GIFs YouTube Funny Text Funny Movies Channels Search

hide menu

Blue lava

A volcano in Indonesia produces lava that looks BLUE!

Though the molten sulfur looks red in daylight, during the night, the blue flames that reach heights of 5 meters (16 feet) are highly visible. The sulfur, which is right around its melting point at 115°C (240 °F), is pumped away from the volcano so it can cool and be collected by miners for 680 rupiahs per kilogram (about 2.5 cents per pound).

These photos were taken by award-winning photographer Olivier Grunwald. He faced extremely hazardous conditions during the shoot and had to wear a gas mask to protect himself against the toxic fumes.

More info and images: You need to login to view this link
Photo credit: Olivier Grunwald You need to login to view this link

  • Recommend tagsx
+158
Views: 12451
Favorited: 18
Submitted: 01/14/2014
Share On Facebook
Add to favorites Subscribe to synchron E-mail to friend submit to reddit

Show All Replies Show Shortcuts
Show:   Top Rated Controversial Best Lowest Rated Newest Per page:
Order:
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#8 - gisuar (01/15/2014) [-]
the description! with source and actually descriptive holy ****
User avatar #4 - drtennant (01/15/2014) [+] (1 reply)
that is just sexy as **** looking. I would hang that **** on my wall.
User avatar #14 - majordraco (01/15/2014) [-]
Sulphur Miners of Kawah Ijen
Actually really cool stuff.
#11 - anonymous (01/15/2014) [-]
okay i have seen it all now i can finally die in peace
#7 - anonymous (01/15/2014) [-]
The Kaeju portal is opening.
User avatar #5 - kanatana (01/15/2014) [+] (1 reply)
It's official. Blue lava is the most metal natural substance in this world.
#10 to #5 - draggonerify (01/15/2014) [-]
and I tought it is iron

pun is intended and copyrighted by draggonerify
User avatar #3 - theshade (01/15/2014) [+] (3 replies)
So no only is lava dangerous, but this cool looking blue lava is also toxic. So its basically like Lava 2.0.
User avatar #1 - tittentei (01/14/2014) [+] (1 reply)
2.5 cents per pound is nothing tho. Let's say people can carry like 200lbs on average. That is only 5 dollars.
 Friends (0)