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Culture Paricutin, The Volcano That Grew Out Of A Cornfield

Rarely do volcanologist get to watch the birth, growth, and death of a volcano. Paricutin provided such an opportunity. Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the state of Michoacan, in Mexico,……

Culture Cono de Arita in Argentina

Near the south border of Salar de Arizaro, the sixth largest salt flat on earth and the second largest in Argentina, 70 km from the village of Tolar Grande, lies a strange volcanic pyramid. An almost……

Culture Lake Spirit's Gigantic Tree Trunk Mat

The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in state of Washington, was one of the most destructive events in the history of the United States. In just a matter of hours, the nort……

Culture The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

On June 6, 1912, after five days of violent earthquakes on the Alaska Peninsula, one of the most gigantic eruptions of the 20th century occurred from a previously unknown geological formation called N……

Culture Ice Volcanoes of The Great Lakes

During the winter months, when the Great Lakes in North America freezes over, a unique feature called ice volcanoes start forming along the edge of the frozen lakes. As winter ice begins to build alon……

Culture Kawah Ijen, The Volcano That Spews Blue Flames

Kawah Ijen is one of several volcanoes located within the 20 km wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. The caldera of Kawah Ijen harbors a kilometer-wide, turquoise colored, acidic crater lake tha……

Culture The Crater Lakes of Tongariro National Park

Located in central North Island, Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, and the fourth established national park in the world. The park encompasses three active volcanoes……

Culture Mayon Volcano: The Volcano With The Perfect Cone

Mount Mayon, also known as the Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, renowned for its almost symmetric conical shape. Mayon is considered to have the wor……

Culture The Volcanic Crater of Xico

Cerro de Xico or the Hill of Xico lies at the extreme southern end of Mexico City in the municipality of Xico within the Chichinautzin volcanic field. Cerro de Xico isnt actually a hill, as evident fr……

Culture The Lava Trees of Hawaii

When hot lava from a volcanic eruption invades a forest, often the lava does not overthrow the larger trees, but flows around them. The moisture in the tree cools the lava in contact with the trunk an……

Culture Paricutin, The Volcano That Grew Out Of A Cornfield

Rarely do volcanologist get to watch the birth, growth, and death of a volcano. Paricutin provided such an opportunity. Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the state of Michoacan, in Mexico,……

Culture Cono de Arita in Argentina

Near the south border of Salar de Arizaro, the sixth largest salt flat on earth and the second largest in Argentina, 70 km from the village of Tolar Grande, lies a strange volcanic pyramid. An almost……

Culture The Volcanic Crater of Xico

Cerro de Xico or the Hill of Xico lies at the extreme southern end of Mexico City in the municipality of Xico within the Chichinautzin volcanic field. Cerro de Xico isnt actually a hill, as evident fr……

Culture Pico Cão Grande: The Towering Volcanic Plug

The Pico Cão Grande or the Great Dog Peak is a towering needle-shaped volcanic plug peak in São Tomé and Príncipe, in the south of São Tomé Island in Obo National Park. It rises dramatically over 300……

Culture Waw an Namus: An Oasis in a Volcanic Crater

Waw an Namus is an extinct volcanic crater located in one of the remotest destinations in Libya, deep in the Sahara desert almost at its geographic center. Waw n-Namus volcanic field is about 4 km wid……

Culture Pico Cão Grande: The Towering Volcanic Plug

The Pico Cão Grande or the Great Dog Peak is a towering needle-shaped volcanic plug peak in São Tomé and Príncipe, in the south of São Tomé Island in Obo National Park. It rises dramatically over 300……

Culture Ol Doinyo Lengai: The Coolest Volcano in the World

Ol Doinyo Lengai is an active volcano located in Arusha Region, Tanzania, rising majestically from the East African Rift Valley depression to a summit of 2890 meters. To the indigenous Maasai people,……

Culture Stunning Pictures of Volcanic Lightning by Martin Rietze

Photographer Martin Rietze travels around the world in pursuit of Earth's greatest fiery spectacle volcanoes. Recently, he went to Japan to photograph the Sakurajima Volcano in southern Kyushu as it……

Culture Stunning Pictures of Volcanic Lightning by Martin Rietze

Photographer Martin Rietze travels around the world in pursuit of Earth's greatest fiery spectacle volcanoes. Recently, he went to Japan to photograph the Sakurajima Volcano in southern Kyushu as it……

Culture Thrihnukagigur: The Volcano That You Can Explore From Inside

Thrihnukagigur volcano, located about 30km from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has become the latest adventure tourism destination, because it is the only dormant volcano that allows regular acces……

Culture Thrihnukagigur: The Volcano That You Can Explore From Inside

Thrihnukagigur volcano, located about 30km from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has become the latest adventure tourism destination, because it is the only dormant volcano that allows regular acces……

Culture The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan

Aogashima is a small, tropical volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, under the administration of Tokyo despite being located some 358 kilometers away from the countrys capital. It is the southernmost……

Culture The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan

Aogashima is a small, tropical volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, under the administration of Tokyo despite being located some 358 kilometers away from the countrys capital. It is the southernmost……

Culture Bleduk Kuwu – Mud Volcanoes in Central Java

Bleduk Kuwu is a crater of mud in Wirosari area in Grobogan Region, Purwodadi, Central Java. Every two or three minutes, the placid water of Bleduk Kuwu erupts in an explosion of mud, followed by a pl……

Culture Bleduk Kuwu – Mud Volcanoes in Central Java

Bleduk Kuwu is a crater of mud in Wirosari area in Grobogan Region, Purwodadi, Central Java. Every two or three minutes, the placid water of Bleduk Kuwu erupts in an explosion of mud, followed by a pl……