16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sulfur Miner in Igen Volcano

This man uses a sharpened piece of rod iron to pry out blocks of pure sulfur. It is 6AM at the bottom of the volcano on the island of Java. The volcano name is Igen. The steam behind him is vaporized sulfur that cools and makes the solid elemental sulfur.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Near , Indonesia
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Steve Wallace