Watch | Two daredevils descend into fiery volcano crater

UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2016 07:06 PM IST
Despite the heat of the moment, one brave mountaineer kept his cool to take a selfie in front of an active volcano! Nik Halik, 45, from Los Angeles, USA, took the explosive shot while climbing the Benbow volcano on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. But smiles aside, Nik's fellow climber Bradley Ambrose, 39, from Auckland, New Zealand, revealed that the risks of getting the shot were extremely high thanks to the staggering heat and toxic gases pumped out from the volcano. Nik and Bradley spent weeks waiting for the opportune moment to descend into the volcano's caldera and get close to Benbow's lava lake.
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Despite the heat of the moment, one brave mountaineer kept his cool to take a selfie in front of an active volcano! Nik Halik, 45, from Los Angeles, USA, took the explosive shot while climbing the Benbow volcano on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. But smiles aside, Nik's fellow climber Bradley Ambrose, 39, from Auckland, New Zealand, revealed that the risks of getting the shot were extremely high thanks to the staggering heat and toxic gases pumped out from the volcano.

Nik and Bradley spent weeks waiting for the opportune moment to descend into the volcano's caldera and get close to Benbow's lava lake.

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