Olivier Grunewald is a French photographer and author that dedicated his works for nature, landscapes and wildlife. In his recent work, Oliver payed several visits to Kawah Ijen (where they extract sulfur) just to capture amazing surreal images lit by moonlight, torches and a blue flame of burning sulfur and human activities down there.
West of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The lake is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor. The work is low-paid and very onerous. Workers earn around $5.50-$8.30 (Rp 50,000 – Rp 75,000) per day and once out of the crater, still need to carry their loads of sulfur chunks about three kilometers to the nearby Pultuding valley to get paid.
In this we will presenting 31 of his awesome takes that will surely blow your mind away. For us this is the best images that show “down under” activities that most of us don’t know.