Although it doesn’t look very big, it is menacing all the same. The roar from the steam vent gets louder as you approach. Where liquid has occasionally spilled from the vent you can see the path that it has followed towards lower ground. Tourists line up to get their photographs taken, often wearing their gas masks to save breathing in the sulphurous fumes, but also for the comic effect that the mask induces. Tour guides constantly remind visitors not to get too close.
Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/160 sec, F16, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 18mm