Nyiragongo Volcano Photos

- Magma bubbles on the lava lake  -

Magma bubbles on the lava lake

On the surface of the lava lake, giant, often spherical bubbles of 10-20 m diamenter explode where fountains of gas escape the lake. Violent lava fountains at the NW margin of the lake. Zigzag patterns of fractures of the thin crust floating on the lava lake.
Violent fountaining along the N margin of the lake. Exploding bubble. The skin of the bubble is torn into long filaments (Pele's Hair). Exploding funnel-shaped bubble.
  Spherical bubble. The lava lake at night...