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Erta Ale + Dallol Feb 2017 - photos of the flank eruption at Erta Ale by Stefan Tommasini

A selection of photos taken during our Expedition to Erta Ale and Dallol in early February 2017 by participant Stefan Tommasini - Fotografie mit Seele (website). This Danakil expedition was particulary unique: on one hand a new eruptions started at a fissure on Erta Ale´s flank which let to the partial collapse of the active craters in the summit caldera; on the other hand it was pouring with rain when our group was at Dallol, which is known to be the hottest and driest place on earth... The rain however intensified the colours and activity at Dallol´s hydrothermal deposits, and the flank eruption created a vast lava field with multiple lava lakes and pahoehoe flows. (You can find a short overview of the 2017 flank eruption and Erta Ale volcanic activity update at the end of June 2017 through this link)
Nighttime red glow above a smaller lava lake at the new flow fields on Erta Ale´s SE flank (February 2017) (c)
Nighttime red glow above a smaller lava lake at the new flow fields on Erta Ale´s SE flank (February... [info]
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Nighttime view of the active lava shield at Erta Ale´s southern rift eruption in February 2017. (c)
Nighttime view of the active lava shield at Erta Ale´s southern rift eruption in February 2017. (c) [info]
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Bright red glow above the large new lava lake that formed in the fissure eruption on Erta Ale´s SE flank (Feb 2017) (c)
Bright red glow above the large new lava lake that formed in the fissure eruption on Erta Ale´s SE f... [info]
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Daytime view onto the active front of a pahoehoe lava flow at the new lava shield on Erta Ale´s southern rift (February 2017) (c)
Daytime view onto the active front of a pahoehoe lava flow at the new lava shield on Erta Ale´s sout... [info]
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Active lava breakout from the new lava shield on the southern rift zone (Erta Ale volcano flank eruption, February 2017) (c)
Active lava breakout from the new lava shield on the southern rift zone (Erta Ale volcano flank erup... [info]
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Active spattering from a small hornito at Erta Ale´s new fissure eruption site (February 2017) (c)
Active spattering from a small hornito at Erta Ale´s new fissure eruption site (February 2017) (c) [info]
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Yellow and brown salt formations at Dallol (c)
Yellow and brown salt formations at Dallol (c) [info]
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Alien landscapes at Dallol (c)
Alien landscapes at Dallol (c) [info]
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"Salt mushroom" at Dallol (c)
"Salt mushroom" at Dallol (c) [info]
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The pitcure that should not be... Salt towers at Dallol, the hottest and driest place on earth, soaked with water from heavy rain (c)
The pitcure that should not be... Salt towers at Dallol, the hottest and driest place on earth, soak... [info]
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Green and yellow salt pond at Dallol (c)
Green and yellow salt pond at Dallol (c) [info]
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Hot springs at Dallol (c)
Hot springs at Dallol (c) [info]
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