[Overheard view of a smoking crater among clouds, then a volcano, viewed from the side as the Sun sets behind it.]
[POPPING, EXPLOSIVE SOUNDS.]
[Bursts of lava, then views of lava flows down slopes.]
NARRATOR: Volcanoes are astounding forces of nature.
[A group of three people, seen from the back, observe a fiery scene below them.]
NARRATOR: They possess the power both to destroy
[Gusts of smoke and water during an eruption somewhere in the ocean]
NARRATOR: and to create.
[An aerial view of the ruins of an ancient city below a bright blue sky.]
NARRATOR: Throughout the ages, we’ve built our cities
[The peak of a volcano rises, smoking, with several towers of a church-like building in the foreground.]
NARRATOR: In their shadows.
[A fly-over shot above green fields dotted with palm trees, with a volcano in the background.]
NARRATOR: Drawn to their rich soils.
[An aerial view of a big crater at the top of a volcano, with a city spread out below.]
[A view of another crater, spewing clouds of gas, rock, and smoke.]
[SECOND MUSICAL SCORE BEGINS]
[An underwater view of an eruption.]
NARRATOR: From the depths of the ocean
[Scenes of an elephant walking, lions playing in a field, and a group of gorillas, including a silverback, among greenery.]
NARRATOR: to grasslands and tropical forests, volcanoes help shape
[A view of a smoking volcano top, a view of a coast line.]
NARRATOR: vibrant ecosystems.
[A view of an explorer walking with bags away from a campsite dotted with tents.]
NARRATOR: Join National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter
[Two people, tethered with ropes, stand on the edge of a tall cliff.]
NARRATOR: and his team
[A view of two people descending down towards a lake of lava.]
NARRATOR: as they go where few would dare.
[A close-up of the boiling lava.]
CARSTEN PETER: The whole Earth is rumbling, the whole Earth is shaking
[A view of the two climbers, tethered, raising their arms with their backs to the lake of lava.]
CARSTEN PETER: It’s absolutely incredible.
[Bursts of lava.]
NARRATOR: Discover the exciting science
[Two orbs, one large and one smaller, collide in space with a burst.]
NARRATOR: behind Earth’s origins.
[A view of a fractured surface, with moving pieces and in parts erupting with lava.]
NARRATOR: Every rock tells a story.
[A view of a person in protective gear, holding on to the edge of a rocky slope, above a lake of fiery lava.]
NARRATOR: So imagine what this one will reveal.
[Sparks and flying bits of lava. Text reads: Volcanoes. The Fires of Creation. Vocalnoesfilm.com. #Volcanoesfilm. Logos display at the bottom.]
NARRATOR: Now playing on IMAX and giant screens.