Saturday, October 30, 2010
Photo tour of hot spot volcanism
Looking in a skylight of an active lava tube. The fuzzy stuff that looks like cobwebs hanging from the top of the skylight is actually vaporized lava that has recondensed in fine strands. Known as Pele's (the fire goddess) hair.
Kilauea caldera floor, Volacnoes National Park, HI
Spatter cones, Bartolome', Galapagos Islands
Sombrero Chino, Galapagos Islands
Sea lions basking on a red-volcanic-sand beach, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands
Lava fields, Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands
Two differently-colored lava flows, Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands
Rano Rarako quarry. Volcanic rock quarry from which Easter Island statues were carved.