Ambrym Volcano Photos

shield volcano 1334 m (4,377 ft)
Vanuatu, -16.25°S / 168.12°E
An usually clear view of the interior of Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An usually clear view of the interior of Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
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Highly fluid lava bursts from the vent of Benbow, Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Highly fluid lava bursts from the vent of Benbow, Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
The south (l) and north (r) pit craters containing little lava lakes. Strong spattering from the south pit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The south (l) and north (r) pit craters containing little lava lakes. Strong spattering from the south pit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
The deep second crater of Benbow (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
The deep second crater of Benbow (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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image found in: Ambrym volcano - the lava lakes of Marum and Benbow
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The active vents inside Benbow crater surrounded by circular crater walls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active vents inside Benbow crater surrounded by circular crater walls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
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Watching a lava lake in Benbow's crater, Vanuatu (Ambrym Island) (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Watching a lava lake in Benbow's crater, Vanuatu (Ambrym Island) (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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image found in: Ambrym volcano - the lava lakes of Marum and Benbow
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Palm trees against a red sky above Ambrym volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Palm trees against a red sky above Ambrym volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: colors
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The south and north pit craters containing little lava lakes. Spattering from the south vent is well visible, while the north pit is too deep for us to see the lava inside. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The south and north pit craters containing little lava lakes. Spattering from the south vent is well visible, while the north pit is too deep for us to see the lava insid...
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
Inside the Ambrym caldera (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Inside the Ambrym caldera (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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image found in: Ambrym volcano - the lava lakes of Marum and Benbow
... and in: Ambrym volcano tour Sep 2010 photos
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The active craters of Benbow at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active craters of Benbow at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
The south and north pits with their lava lakes inside Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The south and north pits with their lava lakes inside Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Photo of the Day
The lava glow is so intense that the cloud above the crater is illuminated. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava glow is so intense that the cloud above the crater is illuminated. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
Looking into one of the deep pit craters inside Bembow volcano, Ambrym (Vanuatu). The northern wall is crusted over with yellow sulfur deposits mostly from sublimation of the fumes emanating from the lava lake. Taken during the recent expedition to Vanuatu. (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Looking into one of the deep pit craters inside Bembow volcano, Ambrym (Vanuatu). The northern wall is crusted over with yellow sulfur deposits mostly from sublimation of...
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image found in: Ambrym August 2011
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Exploding lava bubbles eject very fluid spatter - Benbow volcano, Ambrym, Vanuatu (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Exploding lava bubbles eject very fluid spatter - Benbow volcano, Ambrym, Vanuatu (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
The lava glow from Benbow (Ambrym, Vanuatu) is so intense that the cloud above the crater is illuminated. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava glow from Benbow (Ambrym, Vanuatu) is so intense that the cloud above the crater is illuminated. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Photo of the Day
Silhouette of palms in front of the red illuminated sky above Ambrym volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Silhouette of palms in front of the red illuminated sky above Ambrym volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: colors
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
Our camp site and lava glow (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Our camp site and lava glow (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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image found in: Ambrym volcano, May 2013 expedition photos
Photographer photographing other photographers... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographer photographing other photographers... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: excursion to Marum crater
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View of the lava lake inside Marum crater (Ambrym volcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the lava lake inside Marum crater (Ambrym volcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: excursion to Marum crater
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To get to the rim of Marum, we first have to circle it and descend a bit again, following a ridge in a moon-like landscape of ash, erosion gullies and (fortunately not recent) volcanic blocks and bombs.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
To get to the rim of Marum, we first have to circle it and descend a bit again, following a ridge in a moon-like landscape of ash, erosion gullies and (fortunately not re...
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: excursion to Marum crater
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
... and in: Photo of the Day
Wide-angle view of Benbow's crater in the evening twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of Benbow's crater in the evening twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
Ulla testing her new camera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ulla testing her new camera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: excursion to Marum crater
... and in: Photo of the Day
Liquid spatter is ejected several meters above the crater rim of the south pit when larger gas bubbles burst at the surface of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid spatter is ejected several meters above the crater rim of the south pit when larger gas bubbles burst at the surface of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
The active craters inside Benbow crater, glowing in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active craters inside Benbow crater, glowing in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
Sometimes, spattering is stronger when larger lava bubbles burst on the surface of a little lava lake inside the vent.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sometimes, spattering is stronger when larger lava bubbles burst on the surface of a little lava lake inside the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A bursting lava bubble throws out a fountain of liquid spatter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A bursting lava bubble throws out a fountain of liquid spatter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
View of the active south pit with a little lava fountain (Benbow volcano, Ambrym, Vanuatu) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the active south pit with a little lava fountain (Benbow volcano, Ambrym, Vanuatu) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
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The ever active lava lake at Benbrow crater, Ambrym September 2014 (Photo: KatSpruth)
The ever active lava lake at Benbrow crater, Ambrym September 2014 (Photo: KatSpruth)
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Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym caldera
... and in: Photo of the Day
Our group observing the volcanic action beneath them. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group observing the volcanic action beneath them. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: excursion to Marum crater
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
... and in: Photo of the Day
Sihouette of a woman at the beach against sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sihouette of a woman at the beach against sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: colors
Spattering from the south pit vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering from the south pit vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
Our expedition group perched on a ledge above the craters inside Benbow (Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our expedition group perched on a ledge above the craters inside Benbow (Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
... and in: Photo of the Day
Spattering in the evening - lava colors are nicest now... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering in the evening - lava colors are nicest now... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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... and in: Photo of the Week
South (l) and North (r) vents inside Benbow crater, both containing small lava lakes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
South (l) and North (r) vents inside Benbow crater, both containing small lava lakes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group's perfect observation spot inside Benbow's crater.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group's perfect observation spot inside Benbow's crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
... and in: Photo of the Day
View of the lava lake inside Marum crater, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu (May 2012) (Photo: Thorsten Boeckel / www.tboeckel.de)
View of the lava lake inside Marum crater, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu (May 2012) (Photo: Thorsten Boeckel / www.tboeckel.de)
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image found in: Photo of the Day
... and in: Photo of the Week
Spattering in the evening (Benbow crater, Ambrym volcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering in the evening (Benbow crater, Ambrym volcano) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu - volcanoes in the South Sea: tour photos
Strong spattering at the south pit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong spattering at the south pit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)
The trail up to the crater rim follows a ridge between two erosion gullies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The trail up to the crater rim follows a ridge between two erosion gullies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: the crater of Benbow (Ambrym volcano)

Map of the Ambrym caldera

map of Ambrym caldera
A sketch map of the vast caldera of Ambrym showing the location of its multiple vents. Taken from Stromboli Online.
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