Volcanic smog
火山煙霧 (Volcanic smog),卡斯坦・彼得(Carsten Peter),攝於剛果民主共和國,尼拉貢戈火山 (Nyiragongo Volcano, D. R. Congo)

火山口要是通風不好,就會瀰漫著火山煙霧,這種由硫氧化物、氯化氫、氮氧化物及氟化氫混合而成的高腐蝕性氣體,會侵蝕肺部,也會在皮膚與黏膜留下痕跡,即使防毒面罩能提供的保護也有限。這張照片也許是火山煙霧唯一讓人覺得美麗的地方。

If the crater is not well ventilated, the vog will take over. (Like smog, only with a volcanic origin.)

It is an extremely unpleasant cocktail made of corroding gases – sulphur oxide, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxide and even hydrogen fluoride, which digs into lungs and leaves traces on skin and mucosa. Even gas masks give only limited protection. The only beautiful thing about the vog is perhaps this picture.

狂熱大地 極限攝影精選 圖冊 立體書封s

(本文摘自:《狂熱大地:極限攝影精選》,各大通路熱烈販售中;港澳讀者由此購入