The First-Ever Expedition to Darvaza Crater: Turkmenistan’s “Door to Hell”

Turmenistan's Davaza Crater - ©CAROLYN DRAKE, PANOS
Turmenistan’s Darvaza Crater – ©CAROLYN DRAKE, PANOS

Turkmenistan’s Darvaza Crater—created more than 40 years ago when the ground under a Soviet drilling rig gave way—has been burning for decades. One man went in to explore the molten “Door To Hell”.