Erta Ale

Fotoseite 15.-20.2.2000

The pictures on this page are meant to give an impression of the multitude of features, both on the lava lake's active surface, and on solid lava flows around the pit.

Fotoseite 15.-20.2.2000
A large fountain erupting.
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Rift zone on the convecting lake.
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Bubble explosion.
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Wall of lava in erupting fountain.
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Small pahoehoe features near our camp.
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Are the two bursting lava bubbles the eyes of a monster? ;-)
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Three rift zones joined in the lake's center &endash; Sicily's Trinacria?
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A particularly large fountain erupting.
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Fountain in the night.
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Very small lava ropes.
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A bubble exactly at the moment of bursting.
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Cristmas tree made from lava? ;-)
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Rift zones looking like lightning.
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Fountain drawing the lake surface towards itself.
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Differend types of pahoehoe lava.
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Batman in the lava lake! ;-)
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Fountaining at night.
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Miniature lava tube.
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Fountaining at night.
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Dynamic action on the lake.
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Big fountain very close up (500mm lens).
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Fountain during dusk. Note blue sky light reflecting off the dark lava.
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Fine light ash has settled between lava ropes.
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Typically this fountain draws the lake surface towards itself.
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The lava lake mimiks the North Atlantic ridge!
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A hot spot in the lake's «plate tectonics».
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Shorter photo exposures lead to red, longer ones to yellow fountain colours.
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Another divergent plate boundary...