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Inches from death: Daredevil photographers go swimming with hot lava!

By Matthew Saville on October 1st 2012

Some people say that photographers are extra crazy, however I believe it is simply a universal “thrill-seeker” aspect of society.  Some people like to play it safe, and some people are just plain nuts.

First and foremost, I want to encourage all photographers, and thrill-seekers in general, to BE SAFE out there!  No thrill, no photograph, is worth your life.  In the past few months alone, I can recall photo-related deaths involving drowning, falling, and a grizzly bear.  So please, be safe people!

I think that this photo and it’s caption pretty much sum up this article that I saw recently on…

“Inches from death:  People die every year in Hawaii trying to get a close-up view of the island chain’s spectacular volcanoes” 

Click here to read the full article.  Feel free to share your own experiences / thoughts!  I don’t know about you, but even my most scary encounter with “the elements” pales in comparison to this!

Take care,

“Too Close For Comfort” – Matthew Saville, 2007
(Nikon N65, Nikon 24-85 AFS-G, Fuji Provia Slide Film) 

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Matthew Saville is a full-time wedding photographer at Lin & Jirsa Photography, and a senior editor & writer at SLR Lounge.

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  2. Ed Rhodes

    wow, dangerous and beautiful

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