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Krakatau revisited: expedition July 2008 photos

We decided to revisit Anak Krakatau in early July. Its activity of Anak Krakatau was still moderately strong, although individual explosions only occurred at intervals between 1-4 hrs. Generally, eruptions were more ash-rich than in November, these eruptions were rich in ash, with frequent small lightnings in the ash plumes that reached up to about 1 km height.
Animated sequence of an ash eruption before dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Animated sequence of an ash eruption before dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small ash eruption  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ash eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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krakatau_g4755.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
krakatau_g4755.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An eruption showers the s flank of the summit cone with incandescent cinders. Small lightning discharges in the eruption plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An eruption showers the s flank of the summit cone with incandescent cinders. Small lightning discha... [info]
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Night-time eruption with many small lightnings in the eruption plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night-time eruption with many small lightnings in the eruption plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Long expure shot of an eruption at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Long expure shot of an eruption at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Detail of lightning in an ash-rich explosion during the night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Detail of lightning in an ash-rich explosion during the night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Powerful eruption with lightning during the night. Incandescent ash and cinders form a small flow on the cone's flank.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful eruption with lightning during the night. Incandescent ash and cinders form a small flow on... [info]
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Powerful vulcanian explosion. Many rocks land in the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful vulcanian explosion. Many rocks land in the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Billowing ash forms after the initial blast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Billowing ash forms after the initial blast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The new crater on the south flank of Anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The new crater on the south flank of Anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening at Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening at Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume from an eruption in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from an eruption in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dawn over Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dawn over Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash eruption from Anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash eruption from Anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Anak Kraktau with the 1993 lava flow on the east coast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Anak Kraktau with the 1993 lava flow on the east coast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The summit cone of Anak Krakatau and the older, lower crater rim.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The summit cone of Anak Krakatau and the older, lower crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening eruption from Anak kraktau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening eruption from Anak kraktau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eastern sky at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eastern sky at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Landing on the beach of Rakata (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Landing on the beach of Rakata (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rakata beach where our camp is set up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rakata beach where our camp is set up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An eroding cliff of older ash deposits form most of the eastern coast of Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An eroding cliff of older ash deposits form most of the eastern coast of Anak Krakatau. (Photo: Tom ... [info]
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View of Anak Krakatau from the sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Anak Krakatau from the sea (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pumice and ash deposits from the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pumice and ash deposits from the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Beach on Panjang island, on the other side of the Krakatau caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Beach on Panjang island, on the other side of the Krakatau caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto Anak Krakatau  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto Anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The steep collapse scarp left by the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The steep collapse scarp left by the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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My footsteps on the beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
My footsteps on the beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our camp on Rakata island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our camp on Rakata island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our cook Anak preparing lunch (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our cook Anak preparing lunch (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dinner is on the way! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dinner is on the way! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Noon - time to relax (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Noon - time to relax (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dying tree destined to fall soon onto the beach of Rakata. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dying tree destined to fall soon onto the beach of Rakata. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Since our visit in November 2007, the beach has receded considerably. In November, only the uper roots of this dead tree were sticking out from the sand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Since our visit in November 2007, the beach has receded considerably. In November, only the uper roo... [info]
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Fallen tree on the eroding beach on Rakata island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fallen tree on the eroding beach on Rakata island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Arch formed by a fallen tree trunk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Arch formed by a fallen tree trunk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Roots of a fallen tree on the eroding beach of Rakata (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Roots of a fallen tree on the eroding beach of Rakata (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The old soil where the trees grew is visible here. Probably, it formed by deposits of collapse of the Rakata island after the 1883 eruption. The sediment platform it belongs to is now being eroded by wave action. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The old soil where the trees grew is visible here. Probably, it formed by deposits of collapse of th... [info]
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Small ash puff from anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small ash puff from anak Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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