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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sulfur miner in Kawa Ijen caldera, Java (2)

Sulfur mining, a near-suicidal job involving heavy physical labor inside a cloud of corrosive fumes, hauling 70-80 kg loads of mineral sulfur up and down steep paths and lack of water, reduces the lifespan of workers to 5-7 years. The background, the caldera itself, is however beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin