Nyiragongo volcano July 2006 expedition

On the rim of Nyiragongo's crater, which currently is filled with steam and gas. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the rim of Nyiragongo's crater, which currently is filled with steam and gas. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Spherical lava bubbles form by degassing on the lava lake's surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spherical lava bubbles form by degassing on the lava lake's surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Several degassing fountains merge at the rim of the lava lake to a violently boiling area approx. 50 m wide. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Several degassing fountains merge at the rim of the lava lake to a violently boiling area approx. 50... [info]
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Crater walls of Nyiragongo with the first terrace, illuminated by the lava lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Crater walls of Nyiragongo with the first terrace, illuminated by the lava lake at night. (Photo: To... [info]
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Part of the "Angry Planet" documentary series was produced here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the "Angry Planet" documentary series was produced here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Marco Fulle and our group. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marco Fulle and our group. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards the lava lake in daylight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the lava lake in daylight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Getting clear views of the lava lake is a matter of luck with good weather and wind conditions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Getting clear views of the lava lake is a matter of luck with good weather and wind conditions. (Pho... [info]
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Zoom onto an exploding lava bubble about 10 m across. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto an exploding lava bubble about 10 m across. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava bubble erupting near the lava lake rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava bubble erupting near the lava lake rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dense steam and gas plume rising from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dense steam and gas plume rising from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Degassing lava fountains at the lake margin. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Degassing lava fountains at the lake margin. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava bubble (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava bubble (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Clear view onto the western half of the lava lake from campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the western half of the lava lake from campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava lake in a moderately strong degassing phase. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake in a moderately strong degassing phase. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Karisimbi volcano with its snow-cap that gave the volcano its name - "amasimbi" is snow in local language. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Karisimbi volcano with its snow-cap that gave the volcano its name - "amasimbi" is snow in l... [info]
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A prominent dike cuts through the western crater walls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A prominent dike cuts through the western crater walls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The remnants of the first terrace (from the lava lake in the 1970s) and the dike. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The remnants of the first terrace (from the lava lake in the 1970s) and the dike. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Standing on the rim of the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Standing on the rim of the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava lake with central and rim fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake with central and rim fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near-vertical view onto the lava lake which is approx. 250 across. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near-vertical view onto the lava lake which is approx. 250 across. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the lava lake's surface during a calmer phase, showing the individual pieces of crust floating on the liquid lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the lava lake's surface during a calmer phase, showing the individual pieces of crust floa... [info]
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Lava lake surface with plates of darker crust floating on top of the hot interior. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake surface with plates of darker crust floating on top of the hot interior. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Lava lake crust pieces with ever-changing patterns are a mesmerizing view. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake crust pieces with ever-changing patterns are a mesmerizing view. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small degassing fountains start to disrupt the pattern of floating lava lake crust pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small degassing fountains start to disrupt the pattern of floating lava lake crust pieces. (Photo: T... [info]
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An immense degassing plume rises from the huge crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An immense degassing plume rises from the huge crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake and its colors in the late evening twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake and its colors in the late evening twilight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Silhouettes of observers at the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Silhouettes of observers at the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flowers and grass on the trail descending from the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flowers and grass on the trail descending from the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Marco Fulle back at the warm base after a 3 days camp on the rip. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marco Fulle back at the warm base after a 3 days camp on the rip. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Children interested in Norbert's filming equipment. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Children interested in Norbert's filming equipment. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Filming episodes in the devastation area of Goma, where the lava flow from the 2002 flank eruption destroyed a large part of the town center. Entire vehicles were trapped and burned in the fast-flowing lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Filming episodes in the devastation area of Goma, where the lava flow from the 2002 flank eruption d... [info]
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Local teenager group (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Local teenager group (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Group photo at the football field, Nyiragongo volcano looms in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo at the football field, Nyiragongo volcano looms in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening image of steaming Nyiragongo volcano from nearby Rwanda. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening image of steaming Nyiragongo volcano from nearby Rwanda. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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