Photograph and blog post by Sean Lau, U.S.A.
Why is photographing Fuego Volcano on the Snap Spotz photographer’s bucket list?
From the summit of volcano Acatenango, you can watch the nearby volcano Fuego erupt. You are literally within a few kilometers of an active volcano. And in the nighttime, you can see lava spewing out of the top of the volcano and listen to the roaring sound of nature. Unforgettable experience.
When is the best time to photograph Fuego Volcano?
The best time to photograph Fuego Volcano is night time, especially during the new moon as it makes the lava and stars more bright.
Where is the best spot to photograph Fuego Volcano?
The best place to photograph Fuego volcano is from Acatenango volcano.
You need to hike to get to this location. The hike is 2 days, 1 night.
Tips or recommendations to photograph Fuego Volcano
There is an entry fee to access the photo location.
There are toilets near the photo location.
The photo location is on public land.
Ease of access to photograph Fuego Volcano
Accessibility rating between 1 and 10. 1 being wheelchair accessible, 10 being a difficult (and possibly dangerous) hike requiring rock climbing experience!
Rating = 8
Volcán de Fuego or Chi Q’aq’ is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments. It sits about 16 kilometres west of Antigua, one of Guatemala’s most famous cities and a tourist destination. Wikipedia
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|Lens||Tamron 28-75 f2.8|
|Tripod, filters, wireless remote||A tripod wasn’t used but the camera was resting on the ground|
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