17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mt. Yasur at Night with Clouds

After the sunset and the rain, the clouds parted a little bit allowing some stars to shine through but still reflecting the light from the volcano on the clouds and smoke. This is the same glow that Captain Cook saw and attracted him to the island in 1774.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Imayo Village, Vanuatu
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Michael Hawkins