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Pileus cloud above the Sarychev volcano as it erupts, Kuril Islands, Russia. Pileus clouds, also called scarf or cap clouds, are small clouds that form on top of a bigger cloud. In this photo a pileus cloud (centre) has formed above a cloud of volcanic ash from the Sarychev volcano. A large plume of smoke, steam and ash is erupting from the volcano while pyroclastic flow of denser ash descends the volcano sides. The picture was taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station…


Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World

Viagem ao centro da Terra, lago de lava do Monte Nyiragongo, no Parque Nacional de Virunga na República do Congo. Fotógrafo: Olivier Grunewald.

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Aloha Friday / Hula On The Edge

The image of raw, organic rock, a gaping wound in the earth, is so clear here. Lava.