Erta Ale volcano expedition Feb 2008: the lava lake

Erta Ale's lava lake at dusk and some of our party observing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erta Ale's lava lake at dusk and some of our party observing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Stefan filming the lava lake of Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stefan filming the lava lake of Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake see from the north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake see from the north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Photographers at work at the lava lake... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographers at work at the lava lake... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Franz, Frank and Karinna watch the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Franz, Frank and Karinna watch the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Franz taking photos of the lava lake while the sun is setting and creates a strange twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Franz taking photos of the lava lake while the sun is setting and creates a strange twilight. (Photo... [info]
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Concentric terraces and lava layers in the southern pit crater containing the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Concentric terraces and lava layers in the southern pit crater containing the lava lake. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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ertaale_e37038.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
ertaale_e37038.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Light and color mix at dawn, to create a magical atmosphere. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Light and color mix at dawn, to create a magical atmosphere. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Blue hour before sunrise: lava red and sky blue.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Blue hour before sunrise: lava red and sky blue. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Just before dawn of 2-3 Feb, the lake overflowed the lower terrace. Moon, Jupter and Venus are close together in the sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Just before dawn of 2-3 Feb, the lake overflowed the lower terrace. Moon, Jupter and Venus are close... [info]
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The lava lake is overflowing the lower terrace; while this happens, the usual  fountains are "dead". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake is overflowing the lower terrace; while this happens, the usual fountains are "dead".... [info]
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At dawn, the overflow is finished, the lava level sinks again, and the flows covering the terrace are now cooling. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At dawn, the overflow is finished, the lava level sinks again, and the flows covering the terrace ar... [info]
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Red lava glow against the blue sky at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Red lava glow against the blue sky at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The south pit with the lava lake at dusk and the the steaming north pit in the right of the photo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The south pit with the lava lake at dusk and the the steaming north pit in the right of the photo. (... [info]
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Erta Ale's lava lake in the evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erta Ale's lava lake in the evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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