Ile de l' Est Volcano Photos

Stratovolcano 1090 m / 3,576 ft
France, Southern Indian Ocean, -46.43°S / 52.2°E
A fraction of a second later, the largest blocks are falling onto the slope of the cone, leaving dense trails of ash behind in the air, while the ash cloud expands, parts with a strong lateral component. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
A fraction of a second later, the largest blocks are falling onto the slope of the cone, leaving dense trails of ash behind in the air, while the ash cloud expands, parts...
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The setting sun paints the clouds in the sky, while the Monti Silvestri and, far behind and below, Catania and the Ionian Coast of Sicily, are already in the evening shadow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The setting sun paints the clouds in the sky, while the Monti Silvestri and, far behind and below, Catania and the Ionian Coast of Sicily, are already in the evening shad...
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image found in: Etna volcano (Italy), SE crater paroxysm nr 16, 8 Oct 2011
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While the lake starts to overflow on the western and northen rims, the crust starts to crack open. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While the lake starts to overflow on the western and northen rims, the crust starts to crack open. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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6 active vents are visible here while the Western vent of the NE crater erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
6 active vents are visible here while the Western vent of the NE crater erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Stromboli to Etna Oct 08 (part 2): Stromboli
While many lava bombs are still flying (some into my direction), the heaviest ones have landed on the flanks of the new crater-cone, whirling up dust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While many lava bombs are still flying (some into my direction), the heaviest ones have landed on the flanks of the new crater-cone, whirling up dust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe...
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image found in: Etna volcano: the great flank eruption in July 2001
Ropy lava pile, La Restinga, El Hierro Isl., Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
Ropy lava pile, La Restinga, El Hierro Isl., Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
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On top of the world... Our team member Ulla Lohmann is happy to have reached the world's highest volcano with almost 7000 m.
Ojos del Salado at 6893 m is the highest volcano of the world, the highest mountain of Chile and the second highest mountain in the world outside the Himalaya. The climb success rate is about 25%, and climbers can face extreme conditions at the top, wind gusts of up to 200 km/h and temperatures down to -30 deg C are nothing unusual here.
The volcano is located in the highest desert of the world, the Puna de Atacama, where still many remnants of the Incas can be found. They constructed offering platforms for sacrifice rituals (incl. human sacrifices) at an altitude of 6739 m!  (Photo: Basti Hoffmann)
On top of the world... Our team member Ulla Lohmann is happy to have reached the world's highest volcano with almost 7000 m.
Ojos del Salado at 6893 m is the highes...
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Colima volcano in Mexico during an intense eruptive phase: while several lava flows descend the southern and western flanks, fed by the summit lava dome, a pyroclastic flow caused by collapsing lava from one of the flows produces a dense ash cloud that rises approx. 2 km.
A meteorite falls from the sky above the scene. (Photo: Hernando Rivera)
Colima volcano in Mexico during an intense eruptive phase: while several lava flows descend the southern and western flanks, fed by the summit lava dome, a pyroclastic fl...
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While this one throws most of the material onto the other (western) side of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While this one throws most of the material onto the other (western) side of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Krakatau volcano (Indonesia) Nov 2018 eruption: a magic night on the island
Basti Hofmann climbs the last steps to the summit of the world's highest volcano (Ojos del Salado, Chile, almost 7000 m) (Photo: ulla)
Basti Hofmann climbs the last steps to the summit of the world's highest volcano (Ojos del Salado, Chile, almost 7000 m) (Photo: ulla)
The upper half of the volcano is still covered by thick ash deposits from the catastrophic eruption in 1933, one of the largest in the Kuriles during historic times. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The upper half of the volcano is still covered by thick ash deposits from the catastrophic eruption in 1933, one of the largest in the Kuriles during historic times. (Pho...
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image found in: Kurile Islands, July 2019: sea impressions from Alaid, Chikurachki, Fuss, Kharimkotan volcanoes
While spattering and glow become visibe from the NE vent (right in picture), a small jet-like eruption occurs from the smaller vent in the western crater while the central vent in the southern crater area (lower left) also has a small eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While spattering and glow become visibe from the NE vent (right in picture), a small jet-like eruption occurs from the smaller vent in the western crater while the centra...
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image found in: Stromboli volcano (Italy): elevated activity in Jan 2019
A very strong explosion sends bombs into the forest. We get the suspicion that while the intervals between eruptions is becoming slightly larger (now sometimes up to 3-5 minutes rather than 10-20 seconds as earlier), also the size of explosions increases. We decide not to stay the whole night and leave our observation area, as it would be dangerous if the eruptions become even bigger... The following photos were taken within the next 1 hour. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A very strong explosion sends bombs into the forest. We get the suspicion that while the intervals between eruptions is becoming slightly larger (now sometimes up to 3-5 ...
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image found in: Krakatau volcano (Indonesia) Nov 2018 eruption: a magic night on the island
The lava field surface is full of plate-like structures like this one: a part of the surface of the flow had been lifted up by about 30 cm, caused by still active lava underneath while a small amount of lava oozed out from the base of the suture. This process is called inflation and contributes by far the largest volume to the growth of pahoehoe lava flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava field surface is full of plate-like structures like this one: a part of the surface of the flow had been lifted up by about 30 cm, caused by still active lava un...
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image found in: Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): phoehoe lava flows (March 2017)
Some large glowing bombs can be seen landing far outside the cone; areas of El Paraiso where scientists and other authorized personnel frequently visited (shown in pictures from earlier today and yesterday) are now dotted with impacts of ballistic projectiles from the explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Some large glowing bombs can be seen landing far outside the cone; areas of El Paraiso where scientists and other authorized personnel frequently visited (shown in pictur...
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image found in: La Palma volcano eruption 2021: 3 Oct - crater collapse and lava fountains
The liquid lava fountain continues to play from the flank vent for the rest of the day while strong gas- and ash-rich fountains are rising from the summit vents, throwing many bombs all over the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The liquid lava fountain continues to play from the flank vent for the rest of the day while strong gas- and ash-rich fountains are rising from the summit vents, throwing...
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image found in: La Palma volcano eruption 2021: 28 Sep - peak of activity
Alaid, tallest peak of the Kuriles, dresses itself majestically in rings of clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Alaid, tallest peak of the Kuriles, dresses itself majestically in rings of clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Kurile Islands, July 2019: sea impressions from Alaid, Chikurachki, Fuss, Kharimkotan volcanoes
We continue to walk towards the largest gorge in the volcanic massif. Fortunately, visibility remains excellent while the sky is now covered with high clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We continue to walk towards the largest gorge in the volcanic massif. Fortunately, visibility remains excellent while the sky is now covered with high clouds. (Photo: Tom...
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image found in: Kamchatka, land of volcanoes and colors: impressions Sep 2019 - part 2: Tolbachik to Shiveluch
While the sun has set, the higher clouds are now illuminated dramatically from underneath, showing that a mass of moist warm air masses had moved in from the south and rested on top of the cooler and denser lower air above the surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While the sun has set, the higher clouds are now illuminated dramatically from underneath, showing that a mass of moist warm air masses had moved in from the south and re...
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image found in: Santorini Island, Greece, spring 2019: excursion to Nea and Palea Kameni
...while a stronger explosion covers much of the western and eastern slopes with incandescent ejecta. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
...while a stronger explosion covers much of the western and eastern slopes with incandescent ejecta. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Krakatau volcano (Indonesia) Nov 2018 eruption: a night on the beach
A very strong explosion occurs in the late afternoon, sending blocks into the sea, while we were observing from the end of the forest of Anak Krakatau. After this event, no stronger explosions occurred during 36 hours. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A very strong explosion occurs in the late afternoon, sending blocks into the sea, while we were observing from the end of the forest of Anak Krakatau. After this event, ...
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image found in: Krakatau volcano: eruption Oct 2018 - vulcanian explosions and lightning
Sunlight falls through the foliage of the fern trees which are present everywhere in the rainforest vegetation around Kileaua Iki crater (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Sunlight falls through the foliage of the fern trees which are present everywhere in the rainforest vegetation around Kileaua Iki crater (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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image found in: Hawaii - Kilauea volcano: tour photos March 2018
A small eruption occurs from the easternmost vent (N1, right) while another strong explosion occurs at the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small eruption occurs from the easternmost vent (N1, right) while another strong explosion occurs at the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy), June 2017: strong activity
Unintended motion blur (moving the tripod while taking the photo), but resulting in an interesting image of red lava ropes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Unintended motion blur (moving the tripod while taking the photo), but resulting in an interesting image of red lava ropes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): tour photos (March 2017)
The largest part of the fire hose. While in shade, the lava appears orange, when in sunlight, the color is more red. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The largest part of the fire hose. While in shade, the lava appears orange, when in sunlight, the color is more red. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): lava ocean entry 13 March 2017
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While approaching Honolulu airport, a view from above Makakilo towards the eroded shield volcano of western Oahu. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While approaching Honolulu airport, a view from above Makakilo towards the eroded shield volcano of western Oahu. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i: aerial photos of Hawai'i, Pu'u'O'o and lava flows Sep 2013
Strong southwesterly winds push almost all bombs to the eastern side of the New SE crater. 
After this picture (taken around midnight), the summit gradually becomes hidden in a massive cloud cover, as a snowstorm approaches that lasts until the next afternoon, while Etna increases her activity until the next morning, producing huge fountains and several large lava flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong southwesterly winds push almost all bombs to the eastern side of the New SE crater.
After this picture (taken around midnight), the summit gradually becomes ...
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Ruins of houses at the potash factory at Dallol - until the 1970s, workers lived here and extracted potash from the salt deposits of Dallol. The potash was used as fertilizer. The place was known as the hottest inhabited place on earth, and living conditions were extremely harsh in this hostile environment. Now, the settlement and the factory is a field of ruins only. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruins of houses at the potash factory at Dallol - until the 1970s, workers lived here and extracted potash from the salt deposits of Dallol. The potash was used as fertil...
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While the salt cutters and salt shapers are at work, the camel owners and their animals rest. They wait until enough blocks are ready for packing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While the salt cutters and salt shapers are at work, the camel owners and their animals rest. They wait until enough blocks are ready for packing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: The cycle of salt (salt caravans, Lake Assale, Feb 08)
While the others work, camel owners rest and wait until enough blocks are ready for packing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While the others work, camel owners rest and wait until enough blocks are ready for packing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Lake Assale salt caravans and salt workers, Lake Assale (additional photos, Feb 08)
23 Nov evening: the usual thunderstorms over Sumatra illuminate the sky to the west while Krakatau is venting ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
23 Nov evening: the usual thunderstorms over Sumatra illuminate the sky to the west while Krakatau is venting ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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image found in: Anak Krakatau eruption 2007: mostly ash - ash venting and powerful ash plumes
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