Colima volcano (Mexico): aerial photos 20 Nov 2016 - new lava dome and flow

During our Volcano Special tour to Colima last week, Ingrid and other 3 participants took a scenic overflight in a small charter plane in order to have a closer look at the active lava dome and its viscous flow on the southern flank. A selection of aerial photos from various angles taking while circling the volcano several times at different altitudes is shown.
Panoramic view of Colima volcano from the south. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Panoramic view of Colima volcano from the south. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View of the southwestern flank of Colima with the old caldera rim in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View of the southwestern flank of Colima with the old caldera rim in the background. (Photo: Ingrid ... [info]
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The active lava flow (center) extending about half of the visible part of the cone. Summit of Nevado de Colima volcano in background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
The active lava flow (center) extending about half of the visible part of the cone. Summit of Nevado... [info]
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Zoom onto the active lava dome and flow on the southern side of the cone. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Zoom onto the active lava dome and flow on the southern side of the cone. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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Wide-angle view from the SW with Nevado de Colima in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Wide-angle view from the SW with Nevado de Colima in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View onto Colima from the east side; the side vent Vulcancito in the lower left. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View onto Colima from the east side; the side vent Vulcancito in the lower left. (Photo: Ingrid Smet... [info]
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View onto Colima's lava dome and viscous flow from the south. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View onto Colima's lava dome and viscous flow from the south. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View from high above Colima's summit with Nevado in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View from high above Colima's summit with Nevado in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View from SW onto the breached crater where the pancake-shaped flat lava dome overspills as viscous lava flow. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View from SW onto the breached crater where the pancake-shaped flat lava dome overspills as viscous ... [info]
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View of the eroded summit of (extinct) Nevado de Colima volcano. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View of the eroded summit of (extinct) Nevado de Colima volcano. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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colima_k04224.jpg (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
colima_k04224.jpg (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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Oblique view from NE above onto the lava dome. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Oblique view from NE above onto the lava dome. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View of the summit cone of Colima volcao from the east. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View of the summit cone of Colima volcao from the east. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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Wide-angle view from NE onto Colima, showing the various thick lava lobes which constitute most of the very young (and actively growing) stratocone. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Wide-angle view from NE onto Colima, showing the various thick lava lobes which constitute most of t... [info]
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View from the south with Colima and its active lava flow (dark tongue) and Nevado in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View from the south with Colima and its active lava flow (dark tongue) and Nevado in the background.... [info]
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View onto the lava dome and flow from the southwest. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View onto the lava dome and flow from the southwest. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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A vigorous steam plume is rising from the lava dome. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
A vigorous steam plume is rising from the lava dome. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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Upper eastern flank of Colima (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Upper eastern flank of Colima (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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NE flank (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
NE flank (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View of the 10 km long pyroclastic flow deposit in the Montitlan ravine (from July 2015). (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View of the 10 km long pyroclastic flow deposit in the Montitlan ravine (from July 2015). (Photo: In... [info]
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Panoramic view of Colima and Nevado in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Panoramic view of Colima and Nevado in the background. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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View back from Colima before approaching the runway at the airport. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
View back from Colima before approaching the runway at the airport. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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Fields in the foot-lands of the lower slopes of Colima (made largely of deposits from past debris-avalanches from Colima). (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Fields in the foot-lands of the lower slopes of Colima (made largely of deposits from past debris-av... [info]
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Cockpit of our Cessna plane before landing. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Cockpit of our Cessna plane before landing. (Photo: Ingrid Smet) [info]
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