Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano, Costa RicaAugust 9, 2013

I just returned from 8 days in Costa Rica. It was my first trip to this Central American country. The area is beautiful, with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The country also has almost everything you could want in landscape variety, mountains, beach, and everything in between. Although this was primarily a family vacation, I always have my camera with me.

The Arenal Volcano was one of the highlights of the trip. The volcano was dormant for hundreds of years when it erupted unexpectedly in 1968. Apparently, few people realized it was a volcano until then, despite its classical conical shape. The volcano has remained active since 1968, although the activity has decreased since 2010.

This volcano is frequently shrouded in clouds, so I felt lucky to get this shot between rain storms.

Equipment Used

Olympus OM-D EM-5

Olympus 40-150 f/4-5.6

Gitzo 0540

Really Right Stuff BH-30