Malaysia based photographer and daredevil Keow Wee Loong is known for taking selfies in dangerous locations (just check his profile a few words back), but this one must have been the biggest adventure of them all.
Keow Wee Loong snuck his way into the pit of Kawah Gunung Ijen an active volcano in Indonesia to take a most daring selfie against a volcano shooting a blue flame.
After sneaking into the volcano in 7pm it took Wee Loong about an hour to climb/hike into the crater where he spent 5 hours taking photos of the blue flame the volcano erupts. It is an 800 meters decent. The trip was not free of danger and Wee Loong shares that he
… almost choked myself to death when the wind direction changed and the toxic fumes is blowing directly at me for 40sec. i cant see anything and breathe, luckily i manage to grab my gas mask inside my bag before I fainted #
The results are extremely rewarding!
You can check the entire album and more bits of the story over at Keow Wee Loong timeline.
[Thanks for the heads up Ben]
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