Photo of the Week

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Halema'uma'u lava lake. Moon about to disappear behind Mauna Loa. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 30 Dec - Sun, 5 Jan, 2020
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Breaking wave over glowing lava. Kilauea volcano, Big Island, Hawai'i (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 6 Jan - Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
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Aerial view of White Island volcano, New Zealand (Photo: Richard Arculus)
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Mon, 13 Jan - Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
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The crater lake seen from the summit of Anak Krakatau (Photo: AndreyNikiforov)
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Mon, 20 Jan - Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
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Krenitzyn Peak inside the Tao-Rusyr caldera, an island within an island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 27 Jan - Sun, 2 Feb, 2020
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ErtaAleMondlicht.jpg (Photo: Reinhard Radke)
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Mon, 3 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb, 2020
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Night-time explosion from the 2500 m vent. Some blocks fly almost 1 km high. Lights of Catania in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 10 Feb - Sun, 16 Feb, 2020
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Kawah Ratu - Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, West Java, Indonesia

Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is Bandung's most famous volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat (Tangkuban Perahu means, in fact, "up-turned boat"), it  has three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu, Kawah Domas and Kawah Upas.
Kawah Ratu, which means "Queen's Crater", is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor. Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors. On the crater walls, note the various layers of material consisting of rock, sand, and pebbles. Overtime, new craters have formed again and again in a rather consistent shift from west to east. (Photo: JessyEykendorp)
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Mon, 17 Feb - Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
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Lava flow at night and lights of Giarre in the background (Etna volcano) (c)
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Mon, 24 Feb - Sun, 1 Mar, 2020
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Agios Nikolaos chapel on Palea Kameni island, one of the two historic volcanic islands in the center of the Santorini caldera (Greece). The sea around the island with its small bays is a popular destination for boat cruises - swimmers enjoy the warm waters of the red iron bay.
The orange stain of the rocks on the shore is the result of iron oxide deposit from an active hydrothermal vent system at the shallow sea floor around the Kameni islands. It releases heated, iron-rich waters and deposits a layer of iron-mud on the sea floor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 2 Mar - Sun, 8 Mar, 2020
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Silhouettes of a group watching the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 9 Mar - Sun, 15 Mar, 2020
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Fumarole vent (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 16 Mar - Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
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The inner coast of Rakata, where previous camps had been located. All of the approx. 30 m wide beach terrace was washed away during the tsunami, and parts of the cliff collapsed in a large landslide seen here in the foreground. (Photo: AndreyNikiforov)
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Mon, 23 Mar - Sun, 29 Mar, 2020
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Curved white surfaces at the white cliffs of Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 30 Mar - Sun, 5 Apr, 2020
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A caravan loaded with blocks of salt is leaving Ahmed Ela. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 6 Apr - Sun, 12 Apr, 2020
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Lava flows traveling down on Etna volcano's western flank. (Bocca Nuova eruption Oct 1999) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 13 Apr - Sun, 19 Apr, 2020
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Ash eruption from Anak Krakatau (16 Sep 2018) (Photo: Galih Jati)
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Mon, 20 Apr - Sun, 26 Apr, 2020
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Slightly curved columns here (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 27 Apr - Sun, 3 May, 2020
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Merapi volcano eruption Nov 2010: a dense ash plume rises from the summit crater, illuminated by the first morning light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 4 May - Sun, 10 May, 2020
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Ash Eruption From Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite,  Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
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Mon, 11 May - Sun, 17 May, 2020
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Gunung Karangtang (South Crater) with active lava flows. View From A Hillside Above Winangun Village, Siau Island, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
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Mon, 18 May - Sun, 24 May, 2020
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Photographers at work at the lava lake... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 25 May - Sun, 31 May, 2020
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Panorama of 4 volcanoes (l-r): Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen and Bezymianny seen from the plateau north of Tolbachik. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 1 Jun - Sun, 7 Jun, 2020
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Aerial view of the eastern part of Santorini with the caldera behind. The capital Fira is in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 8 Jun - Sun, 14 Jun, 2020
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View over the Sarakiniko coast (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 15 Jun - Sun, 21 Jun, 2020
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Gunung Soputan From Campsite, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
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Mon, 22 Jun - Sun, 28 Jun, 2020
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Muddy brown color of the remnant of the lake, now largely replaced by the active growing lava dome (Kelut volcano, East Java, Indonesia). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 29 Jun - Sun, 5 Jul, 2020
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The ash cloud expands and small pyroclastic flows develop from dense ash both ejected and whirled up by impacts on the upper flanks of the cone. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
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Mon, 6 Jul - Sun, 12 Jul, 2020
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The Tengger caldera in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 13 Jul - Sun, 19 Jul, 2020
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Zoom onto the lava flow at Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) in 2010 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 20 Jul - Sun, 26 Jul, 2020
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Lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o's west gap crater in 2007 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 27 Jul - Sun, 2 Aug, 2020
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Another violent explosion accompanied by a loud detonation throws out a jet of very fluid lava bursting into bright glowing spatter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 3 Aug - Sun, 9 Aug, 2020
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Etna's SE crater seen from the rim of Voragine. As we continue to circumnavigate the central craters, we pass the steep southeast crater on its north side. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 10 Aug - Sun, 16 Aug, 2020
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The illuminated crater walls in the evening (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 17 Aug - Sun, 23 Aug, 2020
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A boiling row of fountains traverses half of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 24 Aug - Sun, 30 Aug, 2020
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Strombolian activity at Anak Krakatau on 20 Nov 2018 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 31 Aug - Sun, 6 Sep, 2020
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Pico volcano, Pico Island, Açores Archipel (2007) (Photo: Hugues)
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Mon, 7 Sep - Sun, 13 Sep, 2020
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Chikurachki volcano (Paramushir Island) at sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 14 Sep - Sun, 20 Sep, 2020
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Ash Eruption From Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite,  Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
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Mon, 21 Sep - Sun, 27 Sep, 2020
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Fish eye view of the 4th Voragine paroxysm on 5 Dec 2015 (Etna volcano) (Photo: Martin Rietze)
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Mon, 28 Sep - Sun, 4 Oct, 2020
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Causeway coast, Northern Ireland, UK (Photo: Janka)
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Mon, 5 Oct - Sun, 11 Oct, 2020
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Sakurajima with a moderate ash emission seen from the south near our hotel (March 2018) (Photo: Ivana Dorn)
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Mon, 12 Oct - Sun, 18 Oct, 2020
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Sarakiniko's cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 19 Oct - Sun, 25 Oct, 2020
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Shadows cast by Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 26 Oct - Sun, 1 Nov, 2020
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The glowing and fast-growing lava dome of Kelud volcano in what is remaining of the crater lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 2 Nov - Sun, 8 Nov, 2020
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A fraction of a second later, the largest blocks are falling onto the slope of the cone, leaving dense trails of ash behind in the air, while the ash cloud expands, parts with a strong lateral component. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
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Mon, 9 Nov - Sun, 15 Nov, 2020
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Powerful eruptions from Bocca Nuova (Etna volcano). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 16 Nov - Sun, 22 Nov, 2020
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The lava flow has destroyed the cable car (Etna eruption July 2011). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 23 Nov - Sun, 29 Nov, 2020
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Another explosion on 3 July has left the whole crater with dusty impacts of blocks and a rising ash plume above it. (Photo: Jorge Santos)
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Mon, 30 Nov - Sun, 6 Dec, 2020
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Yellow water fountain in a lake at Dallol hydrothermal field, northern Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 7 Dec - Sun, 13 Dec, 2020
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Natural bridge formed by sea erosion into the white ash and pumice deposit near Papafrakos. A good spot for a group picture... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 14 Dec - Sun, 20 Dec, 2020
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Nighttime view of a small eruption at Santiaguito's active lava dome (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 21 Dec - Sun, 27 Dec, 2020
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Sunrise over Lake Atitlán with Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 28 Dec - Sun, 3 Jan, 2021
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Strombolian eruption from the 2900 m vent near Etna's SE crater (July 2001 flank eruption). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 4 Jan - Sun, 10 Jan, 2021
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Batok, Bromo and Semeru (c)
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Mon, 11 Jan - Sun, 17 Jan, 2021
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"Erupting" salt spring (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 18 Jan - Sun, 24 Jan, 2021
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