Lava lake photos

Lava lakes are accumulations of larger volumes of liquid lava above one or several vents, unsually contained within a crater on the summit of the volcano. Volcanoes with eruptions that produce long-lasting lava lakes are relatively rare; some volcanoes are famous for their lava lakes: Kilauea (Hawaii), Erta Ale (Ethiopia), Nyiragongo (at present probably the most violent lava lake in the world, about 120 meters wide). Here are some photos about lava lakes from our archive:
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The western part of the lava lake is being overturned. The solid crust is broken into large fragments that sink back into the fluid interior of the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The western part of the lava lake is being overturned. The solid crust is broken into large fragments that sink back into the fluid interior of the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfei...
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.  
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on the left crater rim. 
During the past 7 years, the lava lake has gradually risen. As of now (Dec 2016), the lava lake has completely filled the pit crater and constructed a new shield by ongoing overflows.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on ...
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo...
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Kilauea volcano (Hawaii), July 2007: lava lake activity in Pu'u 'O'o crater
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Vertical view onto the lava lake in the evening showing a typical scene of activity: 3 areas at the lake shore are moderately fountaining and several rifts occur on the surface of the lake, driven by internal convection of the magma. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vertical view onto the lava lake in the evening showing a typical scene of activity: 3 areas at the lake shore are moderately fountaining and several rifts occur on the s...
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 08, part I: Erta Ale volcano
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At the same time, pressurized gasses start producing fountains in the middle of the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At the same time, pressurized gasses start producing fountains in the middle of the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 2009: expedition on Erta Ale
Franz, Frank and Karinna watch the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Franz, Frank and Karinna watch the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Desert, salt and volcanoes: February 2008 tour photos by Tom Pfeiffer
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The lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia, at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia, at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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A 10 m wide mighty lava fountain is playing its firework display in the middle of the lake at night.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A 10 m wide mighty lava fountain is playing its firework display in the middle of the lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 08, part II: lava fountains
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As older crust sinks back down, new lava surges from the gaps and onto still floating parts of older crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As older crust sinks back down, new lava surges from the gaps and onto still floating parts of older crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Erta Ale Nov 2009: lava lake crust and fountains
Stefan filming the lava lake of Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Stefan filming the lava lake of Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Desert, salt and volcanoes: February 2008 tour photos by Tom Pfeiffer
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The crust is breaking apart at the southern margin of the lava lake and fragments are subducted and replaced by fresh hot lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The crust is breaking apart at the southern margin of the lava lake and fragments are subducted and replaced by fresh hot lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano: November 2009
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