Amazing pic shows volcano billowing red smoke at sunrise

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Amazing pic shows volcano billowing red smoke at sunrise

With the vivid red smoke billowing into the sky amid the misty sand dunes, these are the blissful views at the break of dawn at a volcano in Indonesia.

The spectacular pictures were captured at sunrise and sunset of Mount Bromo by landscape photographer Helminadia Jabur.

The area is known for its breathtaking views at first light and it did not fail to disappoint when the 36-year-old visited the volcano, which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java.

Helminadia told Hotspot Media: "The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises, and majestic views all the way to Semeru volcano, which is located further behind it, so ever since I saw some images of the volcano, I just could not help myself visiting the area to capture it."

Amazing pic shows volcano billowing red smoke at sunrise

Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia.

At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known.

The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia.

The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the Sea of Sand, a protected nature reserve since 1919.

The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang, from where you can walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes. But it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft).

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