Yasur volcano (Tanna Island, Vanuatu), Sep 2010: strombolian activity and ash venting

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Our group on the way to Yasur volcano  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group on the way to Yasur volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strombolian eruption at Yasur (12 Sep 2010) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruption at Yasur (12 Sep 2010) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing lava from an eruption shoots straight up into the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing lava from an eruption shoots straight up into the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Image from the same eruption: a few seconds later, the glowing bombs start to fall back into the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Image from the same eruption: a few seconds later, the glowing bombs start to fall back into the cra... [info]
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As it gets darker, longer exposures show the parabolic trails of the ejected lava bombs, which reach more than 200 m above the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As it gets darker, longer exposures show the parabolic trails of the ejected lava bombs, which reach... [info]
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A dense plume of black ash obscures the still blueish sky at the western sky behind this beautiful candle-like strombolian eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A dense plume of black ash obscures the still blueish sky at the western sky behind this beautiful c... [info]
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The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer ... [info]
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Observing Yasur volcano erupting at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Observing Yasur volcano erupting at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Powerful strombolian eruption at Yasur volcano at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful strombolian eruption at Yasur volcano at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Photographer filming Yasur volcano in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographer filming Yasur volcano in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The way up to Yasur cut into wet ash deposits where warm steam escapes from the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The way up to Yasur cut into wet ash deposits where warm steam escapes from the ground. (Photo: Tom ... [info]
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The flat area around the eastern base of the cone of Yasur volcano is covered with thousands of large bombs from strong eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The flat area around the eastern base of the cone of Yasur volcano is covered with thousands of larg... [info]
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Lava shooting into the air from an explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava shooting into the air from an explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another more powerful eruption fills the frame with jets of lava shooting out from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another more powerful eruption fills the frame with jets of lava shooting out from the vent. (Photo:... [info]
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A dark ash cloud with glowing bombs in the foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A dark ash cloud with glowing bombs in the foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yasur volcano erupting under a moon-lit sky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yasur volcano erupting under a moon-lit sky (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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