Erta Ale volcano Nov 2010: lava colors

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Few trees grow in the desolated steppe landscape at the feet of Erta Ale volcano in the right background. The sky is blue in the evening twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Few trees grow in the desolated steppe landscape at the feet of Erta Ale volcano in the right backgr... [info]
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Base camp 10 km away from Erta Ale. The glow from the mountain's top is impressive and promising lots of activity. A short night's rest full of exciting apprehension lies in front of us... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Base camp 10 km away from Erta Ale. The glow from the mountain's top is impressive and promising lot... [info]
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Camels have arrived at the base camp to be loaded with our gear, water and food for 3 days on the volcano. The sometimes strenuous hike up to the crater will take 3-4 hours and is scheduled for the morning, when the temperature is coolest. Taurus in the sky above the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Camels have arrived at the base camp to be loaded with our gear, water and food for 3 days on the vo... [info]
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In the short night rest in the desert, the glow from Erta Ale to the north looks promising... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the short night rest in the desert, the glow from Erta Ale to the north looks promising... (Photo... [info]
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The illuminated crater wall of the south crater of Erta Ale volcano containing an active lava lake. At night, the lava shines bright red light over the landscape. A group of tourists stands on the rim to the left and watches the activity in the lava lake... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The illuminated crater wall of the south crater of Erta Ale volcano containing an active lava lake. ... [info]
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Eastern part of the South crater illuminated by moon and lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eastern part of the South crater illuminated by moon and lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains on the perched lake of Erta Ale in the morning. The caldera wall in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains on the perched lake of Erta Ale in the morning. The caldera wall in the background. (... [info]
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Roland walking over an area on the northern caldera rim, where wet fumaroles are present and create bizarre formations on the soft ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Roland walking over an area on the northern caldera rim, where wet fumaroles are present and create ... [info]
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Crack in the crust of an old lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Crack in the crust of an old lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Colorful oxidized and weathered structures of old lava found on Erta Ale shield volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colorful oxidized and weathered structures of old lava found on Erta Ale shield volcano. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Wide angle view over the caldera with the lava lake in the center in front of a small cinder cone and the western caldera wall; in the distant background, another volcano looms over the scene. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide angle view over the caldera with the lava lake in the center in front of a small cinder cone an... [info]
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Late evening on 26 Nov from what is left of the S crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Late evening on 26 Nov from what is left of the S crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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