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Etna volcano (Italy): lava flow from close evening 8 April 2017

Accompanied by an official mountain guide, VolcanoDiscovery team member Emanuela and our friend Doug visited the active lava flow of Etna near its source on 8 April 2017 afternoon and evening during one of our Etna Trekking tours.
The upper lava flow field below the SE crater complex (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The upper lava flow field below the SE crater complex (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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Most of the upper portion of the lava channel is crusted over and the lava flows underground in a tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Most of the upper portion of the lava channel is crusted over and the lava flows underground in a tu... [info]
(1139 Éxitos)
An ephemeral vent opens the lava tube through which the lava flows over the first few hundred meters from its effusive vent at the base of the SE crater. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
An ephemeral vent opens the lava tube through which the lava flows over the first few hundred meters... [info]
(1364 Éxitos)
Margin of the active lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Margin of the active lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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Thin lava roof that has formed above the channel a bit further downslope where the lava flow again flows underground. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Thin lava roof that has formed above the channel a bit further downslope where the lava flow again f... [info]
(1436 Éxitos)
View onto the active flow through cooled parts of the lava channel's margin. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View onto the active flow through cooled parts of the lava channel's margin. (Photo: Emanuela / Volc... [info]
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Lava heart - a small skylight (hole in the roof of a lava tube). (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Lava heart - a small skylight (hole in the roof of a lava tube). (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery... [info]
(1360 Éxitos)
Roof of a lava tube with whitish sulfate minerals formed by escaping gasses reacting with the lava rock. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Roof of a lava tube with whitish sulfate minerals formed by escaping gasses reacting with the lava r... [info]
(1086 Éxitos)
Colorful sublimate minerals form around the skylights. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Colorful sublimate minerals form around the skylights. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
(996 Éxitos)
Evening view of the ephemeral vent and the open lava channel, with Bocca Nuova (l) summit crater and the SE crater complex (r) in the background. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Evening view of the ephemeral vent and the open lava channel, with Bocca Nuova (l) summit crater and... [info]
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Doug filming the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Doug filming the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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The lava flow in the afternoon. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flow in the afternoon. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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View downslope towards the 2002 eruption craters, still covered in snow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View downslope towards the 2002 eruption craters, still covered in snow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoD... [info]
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Doug walking around on the upper part of the flow where the lava is roofed over. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Doug walking around on the upper part of the flow where the lava is roofed over. (Photo: Emanuela / ... [info]
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Colorful mineral deposits formed by escaping gasses above the lava tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Colorful mineral deposits formed by escaping gasses above the lava tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoD... [info]
(851 Éxitos)
View of the active lava flow emerging from its tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View of the active lava flow emerging from its tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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