Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): Pu'u 'O'o crater lava lake Mar 2006

Lava pond in Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava pond in Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Degassing lava fountain about 2 meters wide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Degassing lava fountain about 2 meters wide (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Degassing often takes place at the margins of the lava pond. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Degassing often takes place at the margins of the lava pond. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pele's Hair at the rim of a lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pele's Hair at the rim of a lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the glowing walls above a section of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the glowing walls above a section of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dangling half-molten lava stalactites at the undercut wall of the lava pond. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dangling half-molten lava stalactites at the undercut wall of the lava pond. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rifting section of the thin crust on the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rifting section of the thin crust on the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Splashing lava shoots over the darker crust (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Splashing lava shoots over the darker crust (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angle view of the lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the lava pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Degassing lava fountain at a lava pond of Kilauea's Puu Oo crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Degassing lava fountain at a lava pond of Kilauea's Puu Oo crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Triple junction - 3 rifting zones meet in the center of the lava lake's crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Triple junction - 3 rifting zones meet in the center of the lava lake's crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ziz-zag pattern on the crust of an active lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o on Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ziz-zag pattern on the crust of an active lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o on Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i (Photo:... [info]
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