By: daniela - 22 November 2017, 08:30
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Not all the countries of the planet have volcanoes; even less if you are talking about the frequently active ones. This natural spectacle has been appreciated by very few people since it is very dangerous approaching them while they are in eruption. These photographers decided to throw themselves and capture this amazing natural spectacle at the exact moment volcanoes were in eruption, achieving impressive images that allow us to admire their beauty.
This photo is of the Puyehue volcano in Chile, which was originally called Villa de Entre Lagos because of the region in which it is located is a very touristic site. This is because of the amazing eruptions that frequently happen and can be also captured. However, you must be very careful because high temperatures and smoke can be really dangerous.
This volcano known as Chaiten is also found in the Chilean region, and is one of the countries with most volcanoes. The photo was taken in May 2008 and was all a nighttime show. There was a great combination of the eruption and the storm's rays that could be appreciated.
The fire volcano is a stratovolcano located between the departments of Sacatepéquez, Escuintla and Chimaltenango, in the center-south of Guatemala. The Fuego volcano is one of the most impressive in Central America. Its eruptions are violent, and probably the most active volcano since the Conquest. Its indigenous name is "Chi'gag", which would be translated from the Cakchiquel language into English as "where the fire is".
This is an underground volcano that is on the coast of Tonga. Unlike most volcanoes that are commonly known, most of this one is submerged. However, it can have quiet large eruptions. The image was taken in 2008 at the exact right time.
The Colima volcano, sometimes called Volcán de Fuego de Colima to differentiate it from the nearby Nevado de Colima Volcano, is a stratovolcano located in the limits of the states of Colima and Jalisco, in Mexico. It was captured during an eruption from Carrizalillos, getting very impressive and difficult to repeat images.
Called Monte Agustine, it is located in Alaska and as you can see, there is snow on it. It seems to be on the water and the smoke joins the intense clouds, creating a natural visual spectacle that can only be seen from time to time.
The volcano is known as Mount Bromo located in Indonesia and gives the impression of being a succession of mountains, but the truth is that their skirts are quite large. This photo was captured in December 2010 while it was in eruption.
Another volcano of the Belt of Fire is known as Mount of Krakota and is also located in Indonesia. The nocturnal spectacle allows its eruptions to be captured by the cameras but at distant distances, since the heat is very strong and may harm you.
This is an active stratovolcano and the highest peak of the Aleutian mountain range, located in the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, United States. The photo was taken in 1990 at a very appropriate time since it was captured next to the sunset, the clouds and the snow.
Mount Mayón is a volcano of about 2421 meters above sea level that is located north of the city of Legazpi, Philippines on the island of Luzon, province of Albay. Known as "the perfect cone" for its perfect conical shape, the Mayon, is part of the cordillera that extends to the south of Manila, about 330 kilometers in length. This picture was taken in 1984; we can beautifully appreciate how clouds and smoke come together.
It is an active volcano that is located in the metropolitan city of Naples, belonging to the Italian region of Campania. It is famous for its eruption on August 24, 79 AD. C., in which several urban centers were buried, among them there were cities of Pompei and Herculaneum.
It is an active volcano of Japan, located in the south of the island of Kyūshū, in the prefecture of Kagoshima. Despite the danger, the Sakurajima is an outstanding touristic place, with hot springs, hydrotherapy, a very fertile soil that allows the cultivation of the thickest Chinese radishes in the world and the smallest tangerines too.
Also known as Eyjafjöll or Eyjafjalla, it is a volcano located in the north of Skógar, in the Suðurland region, south of Iceland. Eyjafjallajökull is an Icelandic term composed of three words: Eyja-island, fjalla-mountain, and jökull-glacier. It is a stratovolcano that was formed about 780,000 years ago, which is why it is considered one of the oldest active volcanoes in Iceland.
The volcano is located in Russia and is named in honor to the Admiral Gavril Sarychev of the Russian Imperial Navy. This photo was taken from above by the NASA. It looks like a small eruption. However, I assure you it was not small at all.
Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, between the provinces of Messina and Catania. It has several craters, that’s why you can see that the smoke is coming out from different holes. It is the active volcano with the highest Eurasian plate, the second in reference to political Europe after Teide and the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. The picture was taken in 2002 by the NASA.
The Cleveland is a stratovolcano located in the west of the Chuginadak Island. It is part of the group of the islands of the Four Volcanoes in the archipelago of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. This picture, which was also taken by the NASA, makes us think that it is a small volcano. However, we must remember that the images had been taken thousands of kilometers away.
It is a basaltic stratovolcano located near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, in Eastern Siberia, Russia. The Kliuchevskoy, symmetrical and snowy, is the highest and most active of a chain of volcanoes along Kamchatka. Undoubtedly the NASA has taken the best pictures of several active volcanoes, including this one. Simply amazing!
The Sinabung volcano is one of the most active ones in Indonesia. Its last eruptions were in August 2010 and from 2013 to 2017, there had been 4 after 400 years of calm. The volcano is located in the Arco de Sonda, a volcanic chain that joins the alpine belt with the Pacific Ring of Fire. It has four craters that are characterized by being made out of andesite and dacite, of which only one is active.
Mount Merapi is located in Indonesia and is part of this region in the Pacific Ocean where there is a phenomenon called Belt of Fire, so tremors are constantly occurring. These movements are caused by volcanoes, including this one.
Mount St. Helena is an active volcano in North America that rises majestically in the southwest of the state of Washington, in the United States. This volcano is remembered for its eruption of 1980, so powerful and devastating that can’t just get lost in the collective memory.