This Photographer Defied Death to Capture Images of Iceland’s Most Fearsome Volcanoes

Image: Skarphedinn Thrainsson Photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson aptly named this shot of Eyjafjallajökull’s first 2010 eruption “Dancing with the Devil.” Lumps of ash fall from the fearsome volcano, landing perilously near to the man on the ground. Meanwhile, lightning flashes through the murky clouds thrown up by the deadly natural phenomenon, adding another layer of danger …

The First Man to Descend into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

Image: George Kourounis As he stands on the edge of a crater hotter than Hades, flames licking mercilessly just below his feet, George Kourounis feels fear strike into his very heart. After all, no one has ever done this before; no one even knows for sure if he will survive it. His mind races with …

The 10 Most Terrifying Runways On Earth

Image: Reinhard Kraasch Treacherous mountains, turbulent winds, and sunbathers so close that they can seemingly reach out and touch the airplane’s wheels. The following ten extraordinary runways are certainly not for the faint of heart. Yet incredibly, these far-from-normal landing areas bring in millions of passengers from around the globe. We’re presuming the intrepid travelers …