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Geology Picture of the Week, February 12-18, 2004: Stunning New Pictures of Nyiragongo (Lava Lake)
Stromboli On-Line: Nyiragongo ^ | January 2006

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



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: africa; climb; disaster; goma; lake; lava; pictures; volcano
Not a place where you want to stumble out of your tent bleary-eyed in the morning.


1 posted on 02/14/2006 9:00:17 AM PST by cogitator
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To: 2Trievers; headsonpikes; Pokey78; Lil'freeper; epsjr; sauropod; kayak; Miss Marple; CPT Clay; ...

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2 posted on 02/14/2006 9:01:36 AM PST by cogitator
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To: cogitator
Stunning New Pictures

I'm stuned.

3 posted on 02/14/2006 9:07:18 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Lava lampoon.)
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To: cogitator

No hardhats used?


4 posted on 02/14/2006 10:02:01 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cogitator

the glowing lava lake in the last picture looks like a heart - fitting for Valentine's Day


5 posted on 02/14/2006 10:16:35 AM PST by sassbox
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Wow, I ws thining the same thing as you. Great minds think alike, huh? :0 )


6 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:24 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
No hardhats used?

I think they do when they go down into the crater.

7 posted on 02/14/2006 12:01:51 PM PST by cogitator
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To: sassbox
the glowing lava lake in the last picture looks like a heart - fitting for Valentine's Day

I didn't notice that, but I'll take credit for it. ;-)

8 posted on 02/14/2006 12:02:40 PM PST by cogitator
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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:

www.avo.alaska.edu

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.


9 posted on 02/14/2006 8:25:23 PM PST by 43north (Liberals are obsessed by the vulgarity of their lives & the obscenity of their behavior.)
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