After taking off from the San Jose airport, professional photographer Scott Rovak was able to capture the spectacular eruption of the Poas Volcano this Friday morning.

“As we left San Jose Costa Rica this morning, we had a great view of the La Poas Volcano eruption. We found out that this was the smaller of 2 eruptions as we were taking off,” Rovak said on Instagram and Twitter.

Rovak, has been photographing professionally over 33 years and is St. Louis Blues & St. Louis Cardinals team photographer.