Nisyros March 2008: the volcano

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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