Sinabung volcano photos July 2015: the volcano and its surroundings

Impressions of the volcano taken during our recent tour to Sinabung.
Dawn at Sinabung (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dawn at Sinabung (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunrise colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fields with various crops, e.g. chili and coffee. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fields with various crops, e.g. chili and coffee. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A clear morning view of Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A clear morning view of Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The golden early sunlight hits the summit of Sinabung with its lava dome. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The golden early sunlight hits the summit of Sinabung with its lava dome. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The path of destruction on the east side, where the village of Bekerah has mostly disappeared under pyroclastic flow deposits. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The path of destruction on the east side, where the village of Bekerah has mostly disappeared under ... [info]
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A house in (evacuated) Berastepu village (SE side). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A house in (evacuated) Berastepu village (SE side). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angl view towards Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angl view towards Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Today, the volcano was only steaming (25 July). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Today, the volcano was only steaming (25 July). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rain clouds cover the skies over a village and a cabbage field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rain clouds cover the skies over a village and a cabbage field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rainy sky over Sinabung with a small rockfall from the SE lava lobe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rainy sky over Sinabung with a small rockfall from the SE lava lobe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Field with beans in front of Sinabung volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Field with beans in front of Sinabung volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Berastepu village. Will it survive the ongoing crisis - nobody can tell for sure. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Berastepu village. Will it survive the ongoing crisis - nobody can tell for sure. (Phot... [info]
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View from one of our favorite observation points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from one of our favorite observation points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Clear skies return on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear skies return on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our observation camp. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our observation camp. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steam plume rising more than 1 km. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam plume rising more than 1 km. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fumaroles in the southern cliff mid-way up to the summit of Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fumaroles in the southern cliff mid-way up to the summit of Sinabung. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Margin of devastation zone at the eastern foot of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Margin of devastation zone at the eastern foot of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The devastated area and what is left of Bekerah village (eastern flank). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The devastated area and what is left of Bekerah village (eastern flank). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Compare the view before a pyroclastic flow descends (this image) and the next... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Compare the view before a pyroclastic flow descends (this image) and the next... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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A pyroclastic flow has occurred 20 minutes ago. The ash plume has slowly spread all over the eastern and southern parts of the volcano. It's time to put on dust masks and leave the area! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A pyroclastic flow has occurred 20 minutes ago. The ash plume has slowly spread all over the eastern... [info]
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Half an hour later, the ash is slowly dissipating. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Half an hour later, the ash is slowly dissipating. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ashy atmosphere (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ashy atmosphere (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Much of the ash has drifted west, covering what used to be lush green forest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Much of the ash has drifted west, covering what used to be lush green forest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Margin of southeastern pyroclastic flow devastation zone at the foot of Sinabung. Note tree trunks knocked over by pyroclastic surges. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Margin of southeastern pyroclastic flow devastation zone at the foot of Sinabung. Note tree trunks k... [info]
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Madame Ginting with her son. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Madame Ginting with her son. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Not all kids like to be photographed by tourists... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Not all kids like to be photographed by tourists... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our expedition group waiting for some activity. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our expedition group waiting for some activity. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the stratovolcano Sinabung (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the stratovolcano Sinabung (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On the way back. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the way back. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Drying coffee beans. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Drying coffee beans. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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