Anak Krakatau island (son of Krakatau), Indonesia

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Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption, unleashing huge tsunamis (killing more than 36,000 people) and destroying over two-thirds of the island. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard up to 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The shock waves from the explosion were recorded on barographs around the globe. In 1927 a new island, Anak Krakatau, or "Child of Krakatoa", emerged from the caldera formed in 1883 and is the current location of eruptive activity (from Wikipedia).

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Comments (8)

John J Slovinec, Sr on February 5, 2014

A wonderful capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like * Greetings, John

Stathis Chionidis on February 5, 2014

Spectacular landscape, greta view and capture Bruno. YS+LIKE. Best wishes. Stathis

"Cuky"/A.S.G."NO VIE… on February 5, 2014

IMPRESIONANTE tanto el VOLCAL como esta GRAN FOTOGRAFIA que echa humo de lo bién realizada que está. Felicidades y Like de Antonio/Cukyt

tu andy on February 6, 2014

Fantastic place. Great shot. YsL 2.4. Best wishes,

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on February 7, 2014

LIKE, for this interesting and beautiful shot

Best greetings, Jean-Claude

Serge Cieutat on February 8, 2014

Jolie vue, un peu pelé, de ce tristement célèbre volcan. L.
Bonne soirée, Serge.

정인우 on February 9, 2014

Hello ~~

Thanks for your visit

I have the greatest respect for you !!!

Fantastic shot !

Very good ! Like it ! !!

Wonderful and beautiful !!!

senmax on February 11, 2014

Very beautiful picture. YSL.

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Photo taken in Pulau, Kabupaten Lampung Selatan, Lampung, Indonesia

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 5, 2014
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruno Locatelli
    • Taken on 2008/05/02 22:53:04
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash