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2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 18: Powerful eruption of Colima Volcano in Mexico on December 13th, 2015. That night, the weather was dry and cold, friction of ash particles generated a big lightning of about 600 meters that connected ash and volcano, and illuminated most of the dark scene. On last part of 2015, this volcano showed a lot of eruptive activity with ash explosions that raised 2-3 km above the crater. Most of night explosions produced incandescent rock falls and lightning not bigger than 100 meters in average.

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Grand Prize Winner: The power of nature by Sergio Tapiro Velasco

Powerful eruption of Colima volcano in Mexico on Dec. 13, 2015. That night, the weather was dry and cold; friction of ash particles generated a big lightning of about 1,968.5 feet (600 meters) that connected ash and volcano, and illuminated most of the dark scene. On last part of the year, this volcano showed a lot of eruptive activity with ash explosions that raised 1.24-1.86 miles (2-3 km) above the crater. Most of the night explosions produced incandescent rock falls and lightning not bigger than 328 feet (100 meters) in average.

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© Sergio Tapiro Velasco/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
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