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A photograph taken at mount Ijen, in east of Java.

The volcanic cone of Ijen dominates the landscape at the eastern end of Java. Crater of Ijen is filled by a spectacular turquoise blue lake, its surface streaked in wind-blown patterns of yellow sulphur.
Kawah Ijen is the world's largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor.

The man on the photograph is one of hundreds men who work at mount ijen as a sulfur-rock carrier.. they have to bring bout 80 up to 90 kg one way, walking down from the peak, to get only 40.000 rupiah (USD 4)..

C'est la vie..

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Viewed: 2017
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Additional Photos by Yoga Raharja (simplyoga) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 54 N: 564] (6506)
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