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Eine Liste aller Webcams, die Vulkane filmen

Ich wusste nicht, dass es so viele Webcams da draußen gibt, die einzig dazu genutzt werden, Vulkane bei dem zu filmen, was Vulkane eben so tun. WIRED hat eine nicht unbeeindruckende Liste all dieser Webcams zusammengestellt.

NEVER IN THE history of volcanology have so many volcanoes been monitored. We have the ability to sit and watch hundreds of volcanoes as they sleep, rumble or erupt — all from the comfort of our homes or offices. This instant connectivity to volcanoes in some of the most remote parts of the world is what gives us the impression that there are more volcanic eruptions today than in the past. There really aren’t more, but rather we hear about or see the eruptions much faster. With the network of webcams and the peering eyes of satellites, almost no volcano can erupt on the planet and we not notice. So, fear not, volcanism isn’t on the rise but our ability to see the action live is.

(via BoingBoing)

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Ein Vulkan in Nahaufnahme: Kilauea – The Fire Within

Apokalyptisch und gleichsam wunderschön sind diese in Hawaii mit dem Vulkan Kilauea auf Tuchfüllung gehenden Aufnahmen von Lance Page. Habe ich so noch nie gesehen.

The Fire Within is a visceral, artistic study on the Big Island of Hawaii’s hyperactive Kilauea volcano. I was born and raised on the island and all my life up until last year I hadn’t had the chance to come face to face with her incredible presence.

Many in Hawaii refer to the lava as ‘Pele’, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. After our incredible experiences at the volcano it’s not hard to see why so many islanders to this day see her as a living breathing thing. I wanted to capture her beauty and mysteriousness as well as her unimaginable power in the best way that I knew how. I wanted to just see it doing what it does. I shied away from any human interaction and turned the cameras to the fiery blood of the Earth.

This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea’s summit crater. I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life.

(Direktlink, via Christian)

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