LOOK: These incredible yet risky photographs of Mayon Volcano are going viral

Shara Mae Balce
PUBLISHED January 25, 2018 04:02 pm | UPDATED January 26, 2018 02:39 pm

(Inside Manila) Following the "intense but sporadic constant sputtering and lava fountaining" of the Mount Mayon in Albay, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has declared alert level 4, which warns an intermittent hazardous eruption.


However, this remarkable event still gives allure to some photographers, videographers, and tourists amid its “beautiful fury.”


Many have taken the chance to capture breathtaking photos of an erupting Mount Mayon, which recently went viral on social media.


Netizen Jerry Jethro Calag posted cinemagraphs of Mount Mayon on his personal Facebook page on January 22 and 23.


As of writing, the two posts were viewed more than 9,000 and 6,000 times, respectively.




Moreover, another incredible shot of the cone-shaped volcano has caught the interest of Filipino netizens.


Landscape photographer Jomar Caranza Oro posted a photo of Mayon Volcano on Twitter. He said it was captured around 4:00 am on January 21. He described the photograph as “Beautiful Disaster.”


When asked about the settings, he revealed: ISO 6400, f/1.4, 10 second shutter speed.


Oro said he used Nikon D750 to capture the amazing shot.



Documentary and Editorial photographer Ezra Acayan also shared a photo of an erupting Mount Mayon. He said the photo was taken on January 23, before 5:00 am in Camalig, Albay.


It showed the beautiful volcano spewing lava, along with tall clouds of ash.


The photo that was posted on his Instagram account gained recognition online with over two thousand likes and several reposts from netizens.



Photo by Ezra Acayan (with permission to post)


The Philippine’s most active volcano already had four significant eruptive episodes recorded on Wednesday morning, January 24. Evacuations of people within the designated danger zone began since January 13, after Mayon’s series of eruptions.


Team Albay Youth Organizations – TAYO Inc. and Akbayan Foundation are now accepting donations for Albayanos, who are affected by eruption.

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