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23 Feb 2010 /
These photos by Martin Rietze look like the landscapes from another planet. They were, of course, taken right here on planet earth. From beautiful light shows provided by volcanoes to strange rock formations, these photos seem to be from some alien planet.
A cone overflow at night from Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Rift Valley, Tanzania. Lengai is the only active sodium carbonate volcano in the world. This lava is liquid like water.
Pahoehoe lava entering the sea during the day from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
A giant wind-carved arch in the Sahara Desert, Algeria.
A typical, but strong strombolian eruption from the summit vent of Mt. Stromboli, Italy.
Ash eruption from the summit crater at sunrise from Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
Santiaguito lava dome is seen from Santa Maria summit.
Lighting bolts arcing in a volcanic crater at Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan.
Eruption from Anak Krakatau with a high density of lava bombs in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Lava entering the sea at dawn from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
An ash-laden landscape around the main crater of Dukono volcano in evening light on Halmahera Island, Indonesia.
A strombolian eruption from Anak Krakatau volcano at night in Sumatra, Indonesia.
First phase of a strong ash eruption inside the summit crater from Yasur volcano in Tanna Island, Vanuatu.
A typical, but strong strombolian eruption from summit vent of Mt. Stromboli.
Active lava lake inside the main caldera at night, glowing breaks through the thin and partially broken crust at Erta Ale volcano in the Danakil depression, Rift Valley, Ethiopia.
A strong eruption in morning light from Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala.