Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia - the lava lake in Dec 2013

One of the participants of our latest Expedition to Erta Ale & Dallol, Domini Voegtli from Switzerland, kindly shared the following pictures with us. They show that the level of Erta Ale's active lava lake in the south pit crater has risen considerably during recent months.
Photos copyright: Dominik Voegtli (dominik DOT p DOT voegtli AT mail DOT com)
Rifting pattern on the crust of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
Rifting pattern on the crust of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli) [info]
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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Photographers at Erta Ale's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
Photographers at Erta Ale's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli) [info]
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Silhouette of photographer at the rim of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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Silhouette of photographer at the rim of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
Silhouette of photographer at the rim of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (Ethiopia) (Photo: Dominik Voe... [info]
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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The active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression (Ethiopia) in Dec 2013 (Photo: Dominik Voegtli)
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