15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Accidental dramatic shot in the crater of Kwah Ijen

Kawah Ijen is famous for its blue fire and active sulfur mine. This miner with a gas mask stood there, watching other miners worked without any mask on at all. Ex-miner who was my guide said they only live till 50-60 years old because of this hard work without any protection.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: East Java, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Pattida Panyakaew