PIC FROM MARTIN RIETZE / GUZELIAN - (PICTURED - Lightning can be seen emerging through the lava eruption) A thrill-seeking volcano chaser witnessed the rare moment a lightning storm collided with an erupting stream of lava. These lightstorm images were caught up close by photographer Martin Rietze who hunts out this exploding phemomena in active volcanos right across the world. This light spectacle was pictured 3-4km east of the Sakurajima Volcano in the Kaghoshima area of South Japan. - SEE CATERS COPY **NOT FOR SALE IN GERMANY / AUSTRIA**
Stunning photos of volcanic lightning
Photographer Martin Rietze witnessed the rare moment a lightning storm collided with an erupting stream of lava at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan.