There is something to be said for people who take a lot of pride in their work and have plenty of passion for what they do. Particularly when the work involves going out into the world, maybe in risky situations, this pride and passion is even more respectable.
One profession in which you can find an abundance of both traits is photography. Photographers, especially nature photographers, regularly put themselves in the middle of whatever situation necessary to get the perfect shot. When "whatever situation necessary" involves lava or hostile animals, their dedication is even more awe-inspiring.
The following images are a tribute to photographers who travel, climb, hide, run and wait, no matter the distance, time or risk required, all in the name of beautiful art.
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