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Kurile Islands, July 2019: sea impressions from Alaid, Chikurachki, Fuss, Kharimkotan volcanoes

Impressions from our pilot tour to the northern Kurile Islands: from Atlasof Island we spend a full day and night sailing to reach Raikoke the following day.
We leave Atlasof Island with Alaid volcano shredded in low clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We leave Atlasof Island with Alaid volcano shredded in low clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Alaid, tallest peak of the Kuriles, dresses itself majestically in rings of clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Alaid, tallest peak of the Kuriles, dresses itself majestically in rings of clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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Otherwise, the passage between Atlasof and the western coast of Paramushir Island is in fine weather. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Otherwise, the passage between Atlasof and the western coast of Paramushir Island is in fine weather... [info]
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View back to Alaid, still with rings of clouds around it. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View back to Alaid, still with rings of clouds around it. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Chikurachki volcano, one of the most active in the Kuriles, is emitting a plume of steam and possibly some ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chikurachki volcano, one of the most active in the Kuriles, is emitting a plume of steam and possibl... [info]
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Zoom towards the summit of 1816 m tall Chikurachki with its steam-/gas- plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom towards the summit of 1816 m tall Chikurachki with its steam-/gas- plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wider angle of Chikurachiki near the Shelihov Bay. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider angle of Chikurachiki near the Shelihov Bay. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shelihov Bay, with remnants of a former settlement. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shelihov Bay, with remnants of a former settlement. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The complex structure of Chikurachki volcano composed of overlapping volcanic edifices. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex structure of Chikurachki volcano composed of overlapping volcanic edifices. (Photo: Tom ... [info]
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Closer view to Chikurachki volcano from the W. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Closer view to Chikurachki volcano from the W. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion valleys on the slopes of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion valleys on the slopes of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We're continuing sailing southwards along the western coast of Paramushir Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We're continuing sailing southwards along the western coast of Paramushir Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Its eyes observe what is going on on deck. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Its eyes observe what is going on on deck. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Something grabbed its attention during flight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Something grabbed its attention during flight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Chikurachki volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chikurachki volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Part of our group is enjoying the great views and amused by the seagull. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of our group is enjoying the great views and amused by the seagull. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We approach the southern part of Paramushir, dominated by Fuss stratovolcano (1772 m) which forms a peninsula. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We approach the southern part of Paramushir, dominated by Fuss stratovolcano (1772 m) which forms a ... [info]
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Fuss volcano seen from the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fuss volcano seen from the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wider angle view of Fuss volcano and older volcanic mountains in the left background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider angle view of Fuss volcano and older volcanic mountains in the left background. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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The crater of Fuss volcano is breached to the NW and contains a young-looking lava dome, possibly from the last confirmed historic eruption of the volcano in 1854. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The crater of Fuss volcano is breached to the NW and contains a young-looking lava dome, possibly fr... [info]
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We slowly sail around the volcano now seen from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We slowly sail around the volcano now seen from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wider angle view of Fuss Peak volcano from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider angle view of Fuss Peak volcano from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flank of Fuss volcano, showing a thick lava flow layer cut by erosion canyons. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flank of Fuss volcano, showing a thick lava flow layer cut by erosion canyons. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As we continue southwards, we leave Fuss volcano behind, but our seagull friend stays with us. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As we continue southwards, we leave Fuss volcano behind, but our seagull friend stays with us. (Phot... [info]
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Not before long, it decides to use the boat as a ferry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Not before long, it decides to use the boat as a ferry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The seagull will sit still and travel with us for quite a while, effectively saving several miles of voyage. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The seagull will sit still and travel with us for quite a while, effectively saving several miles of... [info]
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The next day in the evening, after Raikoke, we reach Kharimkotan, a large volcano, which forms a 8x12 km island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The next day in the evening, after Raikoke, we reach Kharimkotan, a large volcano, which forms a 8x1... [info]
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