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Kamchatka, land of volcanoes and colors: impressions Sep 2019 - part 3: Tolbachik

Some impressions taken during our recent Kamchatka expedition in Sep 2019: visit of Tolbachik volcano from the south during 13-14 Sep 2019, during a rare window of exceptionally clear weather, with visibility over hundreds of kilometers.
Go to: Part 1: Karymsky, Mutnovsky and Gorely | Part 2: Tolbachik to Shiveluch | Part 4: Avachinsky & Koryaksky
Kozyrevsk village on a beautiful September morning (13 Sep 2019) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kozyrevsk village on a beautiful September morning (13 Sep 2019) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The northern group of volcanoes (Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen and Bezymianny, l-r) seen from the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The northern group of volcanoes (Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen and Bezymianny, l-r) seen from the s... [info]
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Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ushkovsky volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ushkovsky volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ostry Tolbachik volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ostry Tolbachik volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes behind the forest line (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes behind the forest line (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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To reach the plateau of Tolbachik's southern rift zone, a 3-4 hour long drive through forest is needed. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
To reach the plateau of Tolbachik's southern rift zone, a 3-4 hour long drive through forest is need... [info]
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Autumn colors in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Autumn colors in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Higher up, larch trees take over. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Higher up, larch trees take over. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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About one hour to go, the cone of Ostry Tolbachik becomes sometimes visible from the road. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
About one hour to go, the cone of Ostry Tolbachik becomes sometimes visible from the road. (Photo: T... [info]
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Ostry and Plosky Tolbachik ("pointed" and "flat") seen when reaching the vast lapilli fields on the southern rift zone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ostry and Plosky Tolbachik ("pointed" and "flat") seen when reaching the vast lapilli fields on the ... [info]
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Ostry Tolbachik is the remnant of an older steep-sides stratovolcano, which has collapsed some 6500 years ago towards the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ostry Tolbachik is the remnant of an older steep-sides stratovolcano, which has collapsed some 6500 ... [info]
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View of nearby Udina stratovolcano to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of nearby Udina stratovolcano to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Approaching the upper parts of the rift zone where camp is located behind the cinder cones in the foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Approaching the upper parts of the rift zone where camp is located behind the cinder cones in the fo... [info]
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View towards the Eastern (coastal) range. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the Eastern (coastal) range. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Udina volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Udina volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We set up our tents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We set up our tents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tolbachik camp site; the bad weather during the previous weeks has left the first snow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tolbachik camp site; the bad weather during the previous weeks has left the first snow. (Photo: Tom ... [info]
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Our charming cook Aliona (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our charming cook Aliona (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Clear weather continues in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear weather continues in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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kamchatka_k25038.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
kamchatka_k25038.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Looking back towards Tolbachik with one of the numerous ciner cones in teh foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking back towards Tolbachik with one of the numerous ciner cones in teh foreground. (Photo: Tom P... [info]
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Tundra colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tundra colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Reaching the rim of the enormous, 300 m high, uppermost cone of the 1975-76 eruption, where one of the large lava flows started. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Reaching the rim of the enormous, 300 m high, uppermost cone of the 1975-76 eruption, where one of t... [info]
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View to the NE over the vast rift zone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View to the NE over the vast rift zone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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One of the most marvelous volcanic panoramas in the world! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the most marvelous volcanic panoramas in the world! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ostry Tolbachik, Plosky Tolbachik, and Zimina volcanoes with cinder cones in the foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ostry Tolbachik, Plosky Tolbachik, and Zimina volcanoes with cinder cones in the foreground. (Photo:... [info]
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A row of cinder cones from another flank eruption is located just north of our viewpoint. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A row of cinder cones from another flank eruption is located just north of our viewpoint. (Photo: To... [info]
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Kronotzky and Kizimen volcanoes in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kronotzky and Kizimen volcanoes in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Udina volcano in the last sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Udina volcano in the last sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Cinder cones hit by setting sun. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Cinder cones hit by setting sun. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another cinder cone higher up on the rift is painted red by the last sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another cinder cone higher up on the rift is painted red by the last sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zimina (l) and Udina (r) volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zimina (l) and Udina (r) volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pink clouds at sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pink clouds at sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Last sunlight on the peak of Plosky Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Last sunlight on the peak of Plosky Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Last picture of Tolbachik, Zimina and Udina volcanoes in the blue hour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Last picture of Tolbachik, Zimina and Udina volcanoes in the blue hour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Deep yellow, orange and purple colors at the western horizon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Deep yellow, orange and purple colors at the western horizon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Nightfall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Nightfall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Walking on the side of an old cinder cone along the lava flow of the 2012-13 eruption towards the eruption site (upper left). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Walking on the side of an old cinder cone along the lava flow of the 2012-13 eruption towards the er... [info]
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Some of the lava flow is ropy pahoehoe lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Some of the lava flow is ropy pahoehoe lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Collapsed lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Collapsed lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dark, glassy pahoehoe lava intruded the gaps of oxidized 'a'a lava blocks. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dark, glassy pahoehoe lava intruded the gaps of oxidized 'a'a lava blocks. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An older cinder cone in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An older cinder cone in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Collapsed roof of a lava tunnel (2012-13 eruption) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Collapsed roof of a lava tunnel (2012-13 eruption) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The 2012-13 lava flow and Udina volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The 2012-13 lava flow and Udina volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hiking along the side of the 2012-13 lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hiking along the side of the 2012-13 lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small kipuka (patch of old ground spared by the lava flow, literally meaning "island" in Hawaiian language) on the western lava flow field of the 2012-13 eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small kipuka (patch of old ground spared by the lava flow, literally meaning "island" in Hawaiian la... [info]
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kamchatka_k25199.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
kamchatka_k25199.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Edge of the lava flow field with Tolbachik in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Edge of the lava flow field with Tolbachik in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Tolbachik from the forest road (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Tolbachik from the forest road (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Larch forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Larch forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Forest colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Forest colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Autumn in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Autumn in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Edge of the 2012-13 lava flow cutting into the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Edge of the 2012-13 lava flow cutting into the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Margin of the 2012-13 lava flow with Tolbachik volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Margin of the 2012-13 lava flow with Tolbachik volcano in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Tolbachik from the vast 2012-13 lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Tolbachik from the vast 2012-13 lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Tolbachik from the vast 2012-13 lava flow, with Ushkovsky volcano in the far background to the left. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Tolbachik from the vast 2012-13 lava flow, with Ushkovsky volcano in the far background... [info]
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Break in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Break in the forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Birch forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Birch forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Forest plants (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Forest plants (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View from the river valley towards the volcanic group (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from the river valley towards the volcanic group (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tolbachik volcano behind trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tolbachik volcano behind trees (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunset over the northern group of volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunset over the northern group of volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunset over Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunset over Tolbachik (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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