Batu Tara volcano Nov 2015: expedition impressions

Agung volcano, Bali's holy mountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Agung volcano, Bali's holy mountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The mightly caldera of Tambora volcano - the site of the largest known historic volcanic explosion in the world: the volcano was decapitated during its violent explosion in 1815. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The mightly caldera of Tambora volcano - the site of the largest known historic volcanic explosion i... [info]
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Active Sangeangapi island volcano with a gas plume visible drifting west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active Sangeangapi island volcano with a gas plume visible drifting west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Paluweh island with the still fresh pyroclastic deposits from the 2012-13 eruption on the central southern side. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Paluweh island with the still fresh pyroclastic deposits from the 2012-13 eruption on the ce... [info]
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Arriving in Flores, Maumere airport. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Arriving in Flores, Maumere airport. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lunch break on Flores on the way to Larantuka (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lunch break on Flores on the way to Larantuka (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flores beach with fishing nets near Maumere. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flores beach with fishing nets near Maumere. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The Lewotobi Lakilaki and Lewotobi Perempuan twin volcano (meaning "husband" and "wife") is one of Flores' most active volcanoes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Lewotobi Lakilaki and Lewotobi Perempuan twin volcano (meaning "husband" and "wife") is one of F... [info]
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Dolphins playing in the sea during the 7 hour sailing to Komba Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dolphins playing in the sea during the 7 hour sailing to Komba Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Watching out for eruptions (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Watching out for eruptions (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Camp kitchen with lots of supplies for at least 3 days and 11 people (7 of our group, 4 cooks and guides). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Camp kitchen with lots of supplies for at least 3 days and 11 people (7 of our group, 4 cooks and gu... [info]
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Ian in his favorite position ready to take pictures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ian in his favorite position ready to take pictures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A strong eruption illuminates the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A strong eruption illuminates the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Morning view with some fog above the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning view with some fog above the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume in morning light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume in morning light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Waves over boulders at low tide. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Waves over boulders at low tide. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our fantastic guides Galih and Andi with lunch... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our fantastic guides Galih and Andi with lunch... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume during an eruption in the morning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume during an eruption in the morning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The camp on the narrow beach. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The camp on the narrow beach. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small eruption under a moon-lit sky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small eruption under a moon-lit sky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing bomb trails reflected in the calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing bomb trails reflected in the calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An improvised, but effective resting spot in the shade. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An improvised, but effective resting spot in the shade. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our shuttle boat ... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our shuttle boat ... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the impressive sciara of Batu Tara volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the impressive sciara of Batu Tara volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bombs hitting the shore - a local fisherman in his tiny boat seems completely unimpressed. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bombs hitting the shore - a local fisherman in his tiny boat seems completely unimpressed. (Photo: T... [info]
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Our restaurant of the hotel in Larantuka. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our restaurant of the hotel in Larantuka. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Boat skeleton. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Boat skeleton. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rips of an old fishing boat. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rips of an old fishing boat. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Drying fish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Drying fish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Drying fish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Drying fish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Children. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Children. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Visiting a wharf where traditional fishing boats are being built. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Visiting a wharf where traditional fishing boats are being built. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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