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Basaltic organ pipes being the remains of a tertiary lava flow in the Saxonian Ore Mountains (height: 30 metres, location: Scheibenberg, Germany) (Photo: Janka)
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1 May
So far there is no other hydrothermal site known with such intense colours and activity as Dallol (Photo: Anastasia)
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Climbing Gran Cratere, Vulcano island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
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It is just fascinating to watch the ever changing patterns, textures and shapes of the advancing pahoehoe lava flow fronts (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Entering the lava cave, which once contained a mighty lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lava flow at Panagitsa chapel (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Close up of a fresh ropey textured crust and the still liquid glowing lava underneath it (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Tour guide Enku at the site of a sudden fissure eruption that occurred some 10 years ago (Photo: Anastasia)
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Santorini's famous 'red beach' is an impressive cross section through a red cinder cone that was active about 450 000 years ago. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Detail of the ropey textured crust at the lava flow front and the still liquid, red hot liquid lava underneath it (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Nyiragongo's lava lake at night (Jan 2018) (Photo: Michael Wareham)
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Ferns are the first plants to start growing on new lava flow fields, usually within the cooling cracks (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Polyvotis crater, the second largest crater within Nisyros´caldera (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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It takes no longer than 9 months for plants to colonise a freshly formed lava flow (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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The pseudo-crater of Choni lava dome on Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Checking the acid water that collects in the many ponds near the salt deposits of Hamed Ela (Photo: Anastasia)
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View on the castle from Marina corta harbour, Lipari island, Italy (Photo: Janka)
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Close-up of lava flow (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Close up of pele's hair been formed whilst liquid lava breaks out from underneath freshly cooled crust (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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The unique hydrothermal deposits at Dallol (Photo: Anastasia)
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Mayon volcano mirrored in a flooded rice field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The silvery, freshly cooled crust of a lava front breaks open as fresh lava pushes through (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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The Malia Vgethi volcano and the western cape of Methana (Krasopanagia). (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mayon is one of the most impressive and perfectly symmetrical stratovolcanoes in the world. View is from northwest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Liquid lava oozing out from underneath a recently cooled crust (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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23 Feb early dawn: during the night, the lava flow activity seemed to have increased; at times, the flows are incandescent over their whole length. View is from the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Detail of freshly formed silvery crust and its red hot liquid lava interior (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Small pyroclastic flow from Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The Tsonakas volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Lava oozing out from the inflating crust of the flow front. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Weathered lava surface (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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1 Jun
Aerial view of part of the colourful Dallol hydrothermal mineralisations, hot springs and salt deposits (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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The lava lake's black crust is continuously renewed when liquid lava from below overflows and recycles it (Erta Ale fissure eruption) (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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An isolated small explosion occurred in the evening around 19:15 local time, generating a small ash plume rising a few 100 m and throwing some lava bombs onto the upper flanks. Apart from this event, no other explosions were observed during the night and the following two days. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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