Photographer Martin Rietze relishes his work as a “Volcano Chaser.” A job that makes almost every other job in the world look like a sissy. The photographer approaches active volcanos, and takes fantastic shots of these volcanos at their highest level of activity. Now that has to count for something. He has to plan his trips well in advance, and do a lot of research so as to see the volcano at the right moment, and still remain safe. Experience, obviously counts; as he says:
There is a big difference between a tourist and a long-term experienced observer.
‘One has to know when it is safe to come near and when it is a matter of survival to stay away, sometimes many miles away.