Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, February 12-18, 2004: Stunning New Pictures of Nyiragongo (Lava Lake)
Posted on 02/14/2006 9:00:13 AM PST by cogitator
Stromboli OnLine is one of my favorite sites, with suberb volcano photography. They recently posted a new "Nyiragongo Expedition" feature. Below are three pictures sampled from the site. Go there for more.
Nyiragongo at night from Goma
View from the crater rim at twilight
Active Nyiragongo lava lake
** ping **
No hardhats used?
the glowing lava lake in the last picture looks like a heart - fitting for Valentine's Day
Wow, I ws thining the same thing as you. Great minds think alike, huh? :0 )
I think they do when they go down into the crater.
I didn't notice that, but I'll take credit for it. ;-)
I hate to spoil the party but if you folks want to see a REAL volcano in action you should visit the website of my old buddies from the Alaska Volcano Observatory at:
and check out the latest images.
Some of them are so beautiful they will amaze you. Nothing is more beautiful than Alaska at its wildest.
This is Mt. St. Augustine's third eruption since 1976. I caught two of them when I lived there.
Our Bichon Frise pup was born in Homer in 2001. His official AKC name is "St. Augustine's Fire". He's a pretty cool dog even if he does think he's a Labrador retriever because he lives with three of them. He thinks he's the boss. We call him "the General" even though Auggie is his given name.
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