Tom Wellman and his wife say they got the surprise of their life while spending the Christmas holiday in Costa Rica.
The Central Georgia couple says they were shocked during their sightseeing trip while touring an active volcano in the region.
Tom captured the erupting volcano on his video camera Christmas Day 2009.
He said the volcano erupted while he and a tour group were standing at the top looking down into the crater.
He says this type of volcano doesn't put out liquid lava.
It instead puts out a dry lava with steam.
He says the popular tourist site was one they were excited to experience.
Tom says that this is the first time in the history of Costa Rica that anyone has recorded video of an erupting volcano.