25 Incredible Close Up Photos of Exploding Lava

At over 1,200 degrees celsius lava is hot enough that getting close should certainly feel uncomfortable. For some photographers, however, the risk is worth it as it’s beauty and visual splendor outweigh the dangers. From lava tubes on the Hawaiian islands to glowing molten rock cascading over frozen cliffs in Iceland, these 25 incredible close up photos of exploding lava juxtapose nature’s beauty against  its fury.

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Iceland

Iceland
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Pulama Pali, Hawaii

Pulama Pali, Hawaii

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Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Erta Ale, Ethiopia

Erta Ale, Ethiopia

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Mount Nyiragongo, Congo

Mount Nyiragongo, Congo


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