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The lava lake of Erta Ale in December 2011 (Photo: ReinhardRadke)
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Mon, 26 Dec - Sun, 1 Jan, 2012
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Nyirangongo lava lake in first light, VolcanoDiscovery tour January 2011 (Photo: franzburgold)
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Mon, 2 Jan - Sun, 8 Jan, 2012
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Hot drops of sulfuric acid at a fumarole of Stefanos crater on Nisyros volcano, Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mon, 9 Jan - Sun, 15 Jan, 2012
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The crater lake of Maly Semyachik, Kamchatka (Photo: kaylash)
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Mon, 16 Jan - Sun, 22 Jan, 2012
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Lava fountains of around 150 m height from the active flank vent during the 2011-12 eruption of Nyamuragira (Nyamulagira) volcano, DRCongo.   (Photo: Lorraine Field)
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Mon, 23 Jan - Sun, 29 Jan, 2012
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A nice blowball growing in a pumice quarry on Santorini island, Greece (Photo: Janka)
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Mon, 30 Jan - Sun, 5 Feb, 2012
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Powerful eruption of Krakatau with lightning in the ash column (Photo: mlyvers)
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Mon, 6 Feb - Sun, 12 Feb, 2012
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Spattering from active vents inside Stromboli's crater. (Photo: __ki__)
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Mon, 13 Feb - Sun, 19 Feb, 2012
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Forked lava tube, Cueva del Llano, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
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Mon, 20 Feb - Sun, 26 Feb, 2012
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Sulfur and other fumarole deposits paint the surface of some scoria covered ridge in spectacular paintings. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 27 Feb - Sun, 4 Mar, 2012
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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)
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Mon, 5 Mar - Sun, 11 Mar, 2012
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Again the Nyiragongo lava lake. The red glow of the lava was clearly visible through the day. (Photo: shinkov)
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Mon, 12 Mar - Sun, 18 Mar, 2012
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The Erta Ale gas emissions illuminated by the glowing lava lake inside the pit. (Photo: shinkov)
643 Hits
Mon, 19 Mar - Sun, 25 Mar, 2012
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Eruption from Santiaguito lava dome (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Mon, 26 Mar - Sun, 1 Apr, 2012
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Eruption of Anak Krakatau in the evening (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mon, 2 Apr - Sun, 8 Apr, 2012
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2011/44: Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, on the 11th of May 2010. Late afternoon light shows armada of glowing lava bombs with condensation trails overtaking its ash cloud. (Photo: Martin Rietze)
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Mon, 9 Apr - Sun, 15 Apr, 2012
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Lava Lake of Marum, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu in 2011 (Photo: ulla)
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Mon, 16 Apr - Sun, 22 Apr, 2012
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View towards the huge volcanic massive of Lepetimnos  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mon, 23 Apr - Sun, 29 Apr, 2012
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Oia town, Santorini (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 30 Apr - Sun, 6 May, 2012
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The colors of Dallol look unearthly. It is however only table salt, sulfur and a palette of other chemicals, expelled by the underlying volcano. (Photo: shinkov)
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Mon, 7 May - Sun, 13 May, 2012
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The active lava dome of Kelut volcano in East Java (Nov 2007) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 14 May - Sun, 20 May, 2012
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Schwefelsee in der Nähe von Dallol in Äthiopien (Photo: Astrid_Furrer)
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Mon, 21 May - Sun, 27 May, 2012
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Showa crater, Sakurajima volcano, strombolian eruption following vulcanian explosion (01.01.10) (Photo: Richard Roscoe)
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Mon, 28 May - Sun, 3 Jun, 2012
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Faial's summit Caldeira seen from Canto dos Saquinhos viewpoint: note the neck at left and the cinder cone at center. The last phreatic activity occurred during the Capelinhos eruption. (Faial Island, Azores) (Photo: marcofulle)
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Mon, 4 Jun - Sun, 10 Jun, 2012
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Hot spring in the Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka (Photo: Norbert Fischer)
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Mon, 11 Jun - Sun, 17 Jun, 2012
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Anak Krakatau as seen from the summit on 7 May 2012. Everything is lit up in a surreal red-pink colour - the sky, the lava, the hot gases rushing out of the cone. (c)
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Mon, 18 Jun - Sun, 24 Jun, 2012
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Mt Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia) in eruption with the ash column illuminated at sunrise (Nov 2010) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
8337 Hits
Mon, 25 Jun - Sun, 1 Jul, 2012
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Sulfur deposits and escaping gas from fumaroles on Vulcano volcano's La Fossa crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 2 Jul - Sun, 8 Jul, 2012
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The surface of the lava lake of Nyiragongo - an ever changing Kaleidoscope of patterns. (Photo: shinkov)
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Mon, 9 Jul - Sun, 15 Jul, 2012
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South rift zone landscape, El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 16 Jul - Sun, 22 Jul, 2012
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Zoom onto the lava fountain during the 24th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater on 12 April 2012 (Photo: Marco Restivo / www.etnawalk.it)
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Mon, 23 Jul - Sun, 29 Jul, 2012
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Ash plume from an explosion at Stromboli volcano (June 2012) (Photo: Marc Szlegat / www.vulkane.net)
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Mon, 30 Jul - Sun, 5 Aug, 2012
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Ancient lava domes in the western part of Lesbos Island, Greece (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mon, 6 Aug - Sun, 12 Aug, 2012
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Sulphur crystals growing on lava rocks, Nea Kameni island, Santorini archipelago, Greece (Photo: Janka)
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Mon, 13 Aug - Sun, 19 Aug, 2012
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Eruption at Stromboli volcano (June 2012) (Photo: Marc Szlegat / www.vulkane.net)
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Mon, 20 Aug - Sun, 26 Aug, 2012
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16Guat012012YC.jpg (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Mon, 27 Aug - Sun, 2 Sep, 2012
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South side of Vilyuchinsky volcano(2173 m), Kamchatka, on the right. The volcanoes Aag (2310 m, left), Koryaksky (3456 m, center) and Avachinsky (2741 m, right) rise above the left horizon. (Photo: marcofulle)
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Mon, 3 Sep - Sun, 9 Sep, 2012
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Vesuvius volcano near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. The rim of the remnant of the older Somma volcano which collapsed in the 79 AD Plinian eruption is clearly visible to the left of the new Cono Grande cone with its crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 10 Sep - Sun, 16 Sep, 2012
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Red porphyry from Rochlitz - actually a volcanic tuff - is still mined and can be admired in many buildings in Saxony, Germany. (Photo: Janka)
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Mon, 17 Sep - Sun, 23 Sep, 2012
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Descending into Valle del Bove, Etna volcano, Italy (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 24 Sep - Sun, 30 Sep, 2012
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Flame of burning sulfur inside of Ijen volcano, East Java,Indonesia in May 2012. Ijen activity was at its peak and the area was closed. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
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Mon, 1 Oct - Sun, 7 Oct, 2012
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View of Etna from Alitalia flight from Trieste to Catania on 21 Apil 2012 (Photo: marcofulle)
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Mon, 8 Oct - Sun, 14 Oct, 2012
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Sakurajima volcano (Japan) with spectacular volcanic lightning during an explosion in May 2012. (Photo: mlyvers)
8115 Hits
Mon, 15 Oct - Sun, 21 Oct, 2012
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Krakatau's crater at full moon in the evening, taken during the VolcanoDiscovery expedition on 3 July 2012 (Photo: Andi Rosadi)
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Mon, 22 Oct - Sun, 28 Oct, 2012
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Lopevi with its recent lava flows seen from the air from the NW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 29 Oct - Sun, 4 Nov, 2012
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Stromboli july 2012 view from 300m point.At this time eruptions occured in average every 45 min from this vent (Photo: Rainer Albiez)
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Mon, 5 Nov - Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
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Agua volcano near Antigua, Guatemala, with erupting Pacaya in the right background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
5547 Hits
Mon, 12 Nov - Sun, 18 Nov, 2012
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The summit crater of Merapi volcano at sunrise (Photo: Dietmar)
4169 Hits
Mon, 19 Nov - Sun, 25 Nov, 2012
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The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 26 Nov - Sun, 2 Dec, 2012
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Strombolian activity in Bromo Crater, East Java, Indonesia (2011) (Photo: Richard Roscoe)
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Mon, 3 Dec - Sun, 9 Dec, 2012
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Lighthouse-church Virgen de Candelaria, La Frontera, sitting on a relatively young cinder cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 10 Dec - Sun, 16 Dec, 2012
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Merapi seen from the SE side on May 21. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 17 Dec - Sun, 23 Dec, 2012
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Nyamulagira volcano eruption Feb 2012 
Richard Collins (Photo: liquidphotography)
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Mon, 24 Dec - Sun, 30 Dec, 2012
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KLYOUCHEVSKOY, KAMCHATKA July 2011 (Photo: kayapo)
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Mon, 31 Dec - Sun, 6 Jan, 2013
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A dust storm rolls into the Tengger Crater as dawn breaks and Semeru vents into the morning air. (Photo: ShaunJohnston)
748 Hits
Mon, 7 Jan - Sun, 13 Jan, 2013
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Merapi volcano degassing: during nighttime on the 26th October 2012 (Photo: andersen_oystein)
837 Hits
Mon, 14 Jan - Sun, 20 Jan, 2013
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