Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania) - ash eruptions (18 January 2008)

The eruptions are at their peak now and luckily, the ash plume is drifting to the side of us. Otherwise, it would be highly unpleasant here...  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruptions are at their peak now and luckily, the ash plume is drifting to the side of us. Otherw... [info]
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Philip, fully concentrated, taking photos. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Philip, fully concentrated, taking photos. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Even our guide Peter seems to be impressed and is following the activity closely. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Even our guide Peter seems to be impressed and is following the activity closely. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Billowing ash clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Billowing ash clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Light and shadow in the ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Light and shadow in the ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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CLose-up of the ash fingers: blocks, often made of ash themselves and disintegrating during flight, create dense black trails of ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
CLose-up of the ash fingers: blocks, often made of ash themselves and disintegrating during flight, ... [info]
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After the initial kinetic energy is consumed, the ash is taken by wind turbulence, creating curling veils of black. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After the initial kinetic energy is consumed, the ash is taken by wind turbulence, creating curling ... [info]
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Eruptions jetting into the ash clouds already obscuring the crater.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruptions jetting into the ash clouds already obscuring the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dance of ash curls and hundreds of  small blocks thrown into the air... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dance of ash curls and hundreds of small blocks thrown into the air... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The ash eruptions become almost continuous. By the time a new jet erupts, the ash and falling blocks from the previous eruption are still there. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The ash eruptions become almost continuous. By the time a new jet erupts, the ash and falling blocks... [info]
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Lake Natron in the background as well as numerous (wet) clouds in the distance. We were lucky to have a window of few hours between fog and rains,- quite typical on the summit of Lengai. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lake Natron in the background as well as numerous (wet) clouds in the distance. We were lucky to hav... [info]
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Ash is raining out of the dark ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash is raining out of the dark ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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200 m high ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
200 m high ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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300+ m high ash cloud... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
300+ m high ash cloud... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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lengai_e35154.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
lengai_e35154.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erupting jets of ash drawing thick fingers of ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erupting jets of ash drawing thick fingers of ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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