Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni captured the majestic dance of smoke, ashes and light above a volcano erupting in the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle chain in central Chile. Negori spent a night one kilometre from the centre of erupted volcano, documenting the breathtaking performance despite his great fear and uncertainty.
The Cordón Caulle started the eruptive process on June 4th, 2011 and has continued to this day. The eruption brought chaos to the lives of hundreds of families and to ecosystems not only in Chile, but also in Argentina and Uruguay as well. Fortunately, its activity has already decreased significantly.
This volcano is one of Nature’s many reminders that we are only visitors, subject to its fancies and witnesses to its breathtaking beauty.