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) [info]
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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 dom... [info]
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The caldera floor with Stefanos crater in spring time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The caldera floor with Stefanos crater in spring time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The Stefanos crater at the floor of the caldera. (c)
The Stefanos crater at the floor of the caldera. (c) [info]
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The Stefanos crater, Nisyros Island, in spring (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Stefanos crater, Nisyros Island, in spring (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The inner walls of the caldera of Nisyros, deeply gullied by winter rains. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The inner walls of the caldera of Nisyros, deeply gullied by winter rains. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion gullies and white, hydrothermally altered rocks (Polyvotis crater of Nisyros volcano, Greece) (c)
Erosion gullies and white, hydrothermally altered rocks (Polyvotis crater of Nisyros volcano, Greece... [info]
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The flat bottom of the caldera (Nisyros volcano, Greece). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The flat bottom of the caldera (Nisyros volcano, Greece). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the floor of the caldera. (c)
View onto the floor of the caldera. (c) [info]
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Organge lychen and Stefanos crater in the background (c)
Organge lychen and Stefanos crater in the background (c) [info]
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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) [info]
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The crater floor is dotted with holes containing boiling mud. (c)
The crater floor is dotted with holes containing boiling mud. (c) [info]
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Hole containing boiling water in the mud crust covering the Stefanos crater floor (c)
Hole containing boiling water in the mud crust covering the Stefanos crater floor (c) [info]
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Boiling mud. (c)
Boiling mud. (c) [info]
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Sulphur crystals around the steam vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulphur crystals around the steam vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fragile chimneys made from sulphur on the ground. (c)
Fragile chimneys made from sulphur on the ground. (c) [info]
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Sulphur crystals forming thin shells. (c)
Sulphur crystals forming thin shells. (c) [info]
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Fumaroles at the margin of the crater floor. (c)
Fumaroles at the margin of the crater floor. (c) [info]
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Fumaroles in a row along a hidden fracture. (c)
Fumaroles in a row along a hidden fracture. (c) [info]
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Sulphur deposits and trapped dead insects. (c)
Sulphur deposits and trapped dead insects. (c) [info]
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Paper-thin crusts of sulphur. (c)
Paper-thin crusts of sulphur. (c) [info]
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Sulphur needles. (c)
Sulphur needles. (c) [info]
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Sampling sulphur... (c)
Sampling sulphur... (c) [info]
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Boiling water puddle on the floor. (c)
Boiling water puddle on the floor. (c) [info]
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Half-dried mud crust on the crater floor (c)
Half-dried mud crust on the crater floor (c) [info]
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The crater walls show layers of older deposits filling the caldera floor. (c)
The crater walls show layers of older deposits filling the caldera floor. (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23112.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23112.jpg (c) [info]
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Mud cracks (c)
Mud cracks (c) [info]
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Mud cracks on the crater floor. After the recent rains, they were completely undisturbed at the time of our visit. I liked them so much that I posted a whole gallery showing only mud cracks from here... (c)
Mud cracks on the crater floor. After the recent rains, they were completely undisturbed at the time... [info]
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Thin crust covering the crater floor. Underneath is hot, boiling mud and acid water. (c)
Thin crust covering the crater floor. Underneath is hot, boiling mud and acid water. (c) [info]
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Sulphur deposits around a fumarole on the crater wall. (c)
Sulphur deposits around a fumarole on the crater wall. (c) [info]
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As often, the highest peak of the island, Profitis Ilias mountain is shrouded in fog. (c)
As often, the highest peak of the island, Profitis Ilias mountain is shrouded in fog. (c) [info]
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The flanks of Profitis Ilias mountain. The top is still inside the cloud. (c)
The flanks of Profitis Ilias mountain. The top is still inside the cloud. (c) [info]
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Colorful rocks at the Polyvatis crater (c)
Colorful rocks at the Polyvatis crater (c) [info]
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Rock formation at the Polyvotis crater at the foot of the eastern caldera wall (c)
Rock formation at the Polyvotis crater at the foot of the eastern caldera wall (c) [info]
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Trail up to the Polyvotis crater. (c)
Trail up to the Polyvotis crater. (c) [info]
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Goats go and are everywhere... (c)
Goats go and are everywhere... (c) [info]
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Erosion-cut canyons leading into Polyvotis crater. (c)
Erosion-cut canyons leading into Polyvotis crater. (c) [info]
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Layers of hydrothermally rocks and sediments are exposed in the erosion canyon. (c)
Layers of hydrothermally rocks and sediments are exposed in the erosion canyon. (c) [info]
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Climbing the peak of the Polyvotis lava dome. (c)
Climbing the peak of the Polyvotis lava dome. (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23242.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23242.jpg (c) [info]
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Red oxidized rocks at the peak of the lava dome. (c)
Red oxidized rocks at the peak of the lava dome. (c) [info]
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View onto the Polyvotis craters from above. (c)
View onto the Polyvotis craters from above. (c) [info]
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View into the opposite direction towards Stefanos crater. (c)
View into the opposite direction towards Stefanos crater. (c) [info]
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Panorama of the eastern half of the caldera with Stefanos crater. (c)
Panorama of the eastern half of the caldera with Stefanos crater. (c) [info]
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View onto the peak of the lava dome and the peak of the mountain, still shredded in clouds. (c)
View onto the peak of the lava dome and the peak of the mountain, still shredded in clouds. (c) [info]
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Colorful moonscape at the Polyvotis crater. (c)
Colorful moonscape at the Polyvotis crater. (c) [info]
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Dead shrubs at the crater rim. (c)
Dead shrubs at the crater rim. (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23214.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23214.jpg (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23215.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23215.jpg (c) [info]
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One of the small explosion craters at the Polyvotis complex. (c)
One of the small explosion craters at the Polyvotis complex. (c) [info]
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Bizarre landforms and colors. (c)
Bizarre landforms and colors. (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23224.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23224.jpg (c) [info]
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Walking on the ridge between two craters. (c)
Walking on the ridge between two craters. (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23227.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23227.jpg (c) [info]
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Mud cracks on the floor of one of the craters at Polyvotis (Nisyros Island, Greece) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mud cracks on the floor of one of the craters at Polyvotis (Nisyros Island, Greece) (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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nisyros_d23233.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23233.jpg (c) [info]
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The largest of the Polyvotis craters. (c)
The largest of the Polyvotis craters. (c) [info]
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Fumaroles and colored rocks at the side of the crater. (c)
Fumaroles and colored rocks at the side of the crater. (c) [info]
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The Stefanos crater in a patch of sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Stefanos crater in a patch of sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fumaroles at the flank of the lava dome. (c)
Fumaroles at the flank of the lava dome. (c) [info]
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Erosion canyons leading into the larger of the Polyvotis craters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion canyons leading into the larger of the Polyvotis craters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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nisyros_d23202.jpg (c)
nisyros_d23202.jpg (c) [info]
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Oxidized rocks ejected during the 1881-1887 eruptions litter the sourroundings. (c)
Oxidized rocks ejected during the 1881-1887 eruptions litter the sourroundings. (c) [info]
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