After recovering from the 2 hour steep climb to the crater rim, it was time to set up the camera and tripod ready for sunrise. The village in the crater is just awakening. Mount Rinjani on Lombok is visible centre left.
8 shot panorama of the caldera lake. The peak immediately behind the lake is Gunung Abang with Gunung Agung framing it.
By this time tucking into our hot chocolate and hot banana sandwiches as we wait for the sun to clear the horizon
The clouds start to close in just as sun rise approaches. Our guide remains confident that we'll see the sunrise. He's doing push ups.
The clouds clear just in time for sunrise.
The sun clears the mountains and adds some nice backlight to the clouds in the foreground.
Sun It Rises 6:15am
Mount Rinjani, Lombok
Mount Rinjani on Lombok peeks through the clouds. The rim of the Gunung Batur caldera is in shadow with the crater Lake Batur in the foreground.
The surrounding countryside is covered in clouds, with the crater bottom right. The huts in the centre were passed on the way to the summit.
Shattered Peak, Gunung Batur, Kintamani, Bali
Our hike took us to the tip of the peak on the right. This is our first view of the whole volcano in daylight.