From Volcanoes to Glaciers, Carsten Peter on Shooting in Challenging Conditions

August 3, 2012

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Carsten Peter/National Geographic Stock

Mount Etna, Sicily, photographed in 2001. To see more images, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

It sounds like a scene out of Raiders of the Lost Ark or Fitzcarraldo. On assignment for National Geographic, photographer Carsten Peter trekked for a day and a half through jungles and down rivers in Vietnam in the company of a British exploring club that had discovered the largest subterranean caves in the world. In addition to climbing gear, camping...

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