Crater Mountain Volcano Photos

stratovolcano 3233 m / 10,607 ft
New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -6.58°S / 145.08°E
The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Strombolian eruptions
... and in: Yasur volcano (Tanna Island, Vanuatu), Sep 2010: strombolian activity and ash venting
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Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
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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)
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The Stephanos crater seen from Nikia village (Nisyros volcano, Greece)  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Stephanos crater seen from Nikia village (Nisyros volcano, Greece) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Nisyros March 2008: the volcano
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View onto the Stefanos crater and Profitis Ilias mountain. (c)
View onto the Stefanos crater and Profitis Ilias mountain. (c)
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image found in: Nisyros March 2008: the volcano
Eruption of Stromboli's central crater and the shadow of Stromboli mountain over the clouds. (c)
Eruption of Stromboli's central crater and the shadow of Stromboli mountain over the clouds. (c)
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image found in: Strombolian eruptions
... and in: Stromboli volcano (Italy): eruption 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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The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
The green Okama crater lake of Zao volcano, NE Honshu, Japan (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The green Okama crater lake of Zao volcano, NE Honshu, Japan (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Eastern part of the South crater illuminated by moon and lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eastern part of the South crater illuminated by moon and lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Erta Ale volcano Nov 2010: lava colors
... and in: Desert, salt and volcanoes - photos
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As morning approaches, the intense red and yellow light of the lava once again mixes with the blue of the sky, creating a unique spectacle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As morning approaches, the intense red and yellow light of the lava once again mixes with the blue of the sky, creating a unique spectacle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo), Jan 2011: lava lake
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Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.  
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on the left crater rim. 
During the past 7 years, the lava lake has gradually risen. As of now (Dec 2016), the lava lake has completely filled the pit crater and constructed a new shield by ongoing overflows.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on ...
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image found in: Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the lava lake (a.l.), smoking Niri Mbwelesu (c), and Niri Mbwelesu Tatem pit crater (l.r.). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the lava lake (a.l.), smoking Niri Mbwelesu (c), and Niri Mbwelesu Tatem ...
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
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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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The bizarre inner steep crater walls of Marum, recording the history of lava fountaining and lava lake overflows that have built up the original cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The bizarre inner steep crater walls of Marum, recording the history of lava fountaining and lava lake overflows that have built up the original cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe...
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
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The complex Marum crater with its active lava pond (left) and the main crater Mbwelesu (right) as well as the Niri Mbwelesu pit crater near the rim of Marum (center), probably containing a crusted-over and active lava pond as well seen from the air. The smaller collapse pit Niri Mbwelesu Taten in the background S of Marum (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex Marum crater with its active lava pond (left) and the main crater Mbwelesu (right) as well as the Niri Mbwelesu pit crater near the rim of Marum (center), pro...
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
... 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
The eastern pit crater of Bocca Nuova (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eastern pit crater of Bocca Nuova (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Stromboli to Etna Oct 08 (part 3): Etna summit craters
Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo...
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image found in: Kilauea volcano (Hawaii), July 2007: lava lake activity in Pu'u 'O'o crater
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The steaming crater of Bromo volcano in the Tengger caldera in Indonesia (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The steaming crater of Bromo volcano in the Tengger caldera in Indonesia (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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image found in: Java & Krakatau July 2009
Vertical view on a section of Marum crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vertical view on a section of Marum crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
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2900 m a.s.l. At the site of the former Torre del Filosofo mountain hut, now buried beneath the cinders from the violent eruption in 2002, the jeep road ends and we stand in front of the summit craters, Bocca Nuova and Voragine to the left and the Southeast crater on the right.  (c)
2900 m a.s.l. At the site of the former Torre del Filosofo mountain hut, now buried beneath the cinders from the violent eruption in 2002, the jeep road ends and we stand...
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image found in: Excursion on Etna - climbing the summit craters (Oct. 07)
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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View towards the south crater across a small collapse pit in moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the south crater across a small collapse pit in moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 2009: expedition on Erta Ale
The smoking crater of Benbow seen from the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The smoking crater of Benbow seen from the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
Part of El valle de Anton at dawn, largest inhabited volcano crater in the world, mountains of Cocle province, Panama (Photo: WNomad)
Part of El valle de Anton at dawn, largest inhabited volcano crater in the world, mountains of Cocle province, Panama (Photo: WNomad)
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The green lake at El Golfo bay (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The green lake at El Golfo bay (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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image found in: Lanzarote Dec 2013
The volcano  La Aguja Grande on La Gracios island (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The volcano La Aguja Grande on La Gracios island (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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image found in: Lanzarote Dec 2013
Kawah Ratu - Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, West Java, Indonesia

Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is Bandung's most famous volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat (Tangkuban Perahu means, in fact, "up-turned boat"), it  has three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu, Kawah Domas and Kawah Upas.
Kawah Ratu, which means "Queen's Crater", is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor. Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors. On the crater walls, note the various layers of material consisting of rock, sand, and pebbles. Overtime, new craters have formed again and again in a rather consistent shift from west to east. (Photo: JessyEykendorp)
Kawah Ratu - Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, West Java, Indonesia

Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is Bandung's most famous volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano has a ...
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View over the Caldera Blanca (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View over the Caldera Blanca (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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image found in: Lanzarote Dec 2013
The phreatic crater area of El Golfo is famous for the little green lake.  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The phreatic crater area of El Golfo is famous for the little green lake. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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image found in: Lanzarote Dec 2013
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
There is snow even inside the pit crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
There is snow even inside the pit crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Excursion on Etna - climbing the summit craters (Oct. 07)
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View from the south onto the caldera. To the left, the complex of the Polyvotis craters and lava dome and in the center the Stefanos crater. (c)
View from the south onto the caldera. To the left, the complex of the Polyvotis craters and lava dome and in the center the Stefanos crater. (c)
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Morning comes fast! A last photo of the lava lake in its giant crater, before fumes become too dense. Jean Michel, at the lower right, merges with the ground. Mikeno and Karisimbi in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning comes fast! A last photo of the lava lake in its giant crater, before fumes become too dense. Jean Michel, at the lower right, merges with the ground. Mikeno and ...
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image found in: Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo), Jan 2011: observing the lava lake
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Benbow's crater rim (Photo: Stephan Willmanns)
Benbow's crater rim (Photo: Stephan Willmanns)
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image found in: Vanuatu expedition May 2009: Stephan's photos
View onto Marum's lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto Marum's lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials
The lava lake of Marum (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake of Marum (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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