Mt Merapi eruption: When Pretty, Watch Out

CompanyRedux Pictures
PhotographerJimmy Lam
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Mt Merapi in central Java erupted in October 2010. The hot volcanic ash destroyed many bamboo trees along the way. I went there a short while after the eruption to see what had become of the landscape. On arrival, I told my Indonesian friend, "Wow, so pretty to describe the landscape.", describing the patterns formed by the fallen, once-hardy bamboo trees. My friend instantly replied, "When pretty, watch out", a gentle reminder that I am standing on dangerous ground as the volcano might erupt anytime yet again.

About Photographer

His work can be found in Redux Pictures achieves.