From the submitter:
Kawika Singson routinely ventures out to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to snap some pics. But this time around, after setting up his equipment on a lava flow, his shoes and tripod caught fire with the use of some accelerant to get a cool facebook profile pic with the help of his friend.
The flames in the top photo were likely made in post-production, but those charred shoes can't be faked!
Ever been spitting distance from an overflowing cauldron of roiling magma? These people have. Says one of the crew,
We became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.
Via our friends over at The Daily What:
Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano complex spews a scary cloud of ash and lightning during a June eruption that disrupted air travel throughout the region. Ricardo Mohr's stunning shot was picked to appear in National Geographic's "Pictures We Love: Best of October."