The lava lake
Overview of pit and lava laketaken from the highest point on the east rim.
Fisheye view of pit and lake at the end of dusk.
Lava lake with convection currents and one lava fountain.
Above (fltr): Stars of Canis major, Orion and Taurus (with Saturn); Jupiter on top; moon lower right.
Lava fountain by tele photo lens: horizontal image diameter about 10 meters.
Rifting patterns on lava lake surface and lava fountain.
Lava fountain erupting right on the edge of the shadow of the pit's wall.
Lava fountain (left) migrating towrads an active zone on the lake's edge (upper right).
Lava fountain in the lake's center; view corresponds to standard (50mm) photo lens.
Active fountaining on the lake's edge, note lava columns above.
Fountaining on the edge; note lake surface being drawn towards fountain.
Fountaining in the middle; note lake surface being drawn towards fountain.
Note this fountain casting a shadow on the lake surface (right).
The moon is setting nearly vertically (due to low geographical latitude) behind the pit.
Particularly powerful fountain migrating rapidly towards the upper right.
An unusual event: two fountains migrating side by side accross the lava lake.