2nd Place 2020 / Science

Dangerous Science

  • Prizes
    Gold in Science/Environment , 2nd Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Ulla Lohmann

To measure the temperature of the lava lake of the Yasur Volcano, Geologist Basti Hofmann needs to abseil into the crater of the explosive volcano, a very dangerous undertaking. The Yasur volcano is located on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, and is amongst the most active volcanos on the planet. However, there is a constant struggle to obtain the necessary funds in the remote country in the South Pacific to monitor its volcanoes.

Ulla Lohmann is a German photojournalist with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management. Her photographs have appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, GEO and Stern View and were several times on exhibit and screening at renown Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan. Ulla has published a coffee-table book for National Geographic and is appointed member of DGPh (German Association of Photographers) and of the Explorers Club, New York.