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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Kalapana, Hawaii

Kalapana, Hawaii
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Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Hawaii

Hawaii
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Mount Etna, Sicily

Mount Etna, Sicily
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Hawaii

Hawaii
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Hawaii

Hawaii
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Kalapana, Hawaii

Kalapana, Hawaii
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Mount Etna, Sicily

Mount Etna, Sicily
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Mount Nyiragongo, Congo

Mount Nyiragongo, Congo
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Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii

Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii
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Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat
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Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala
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Mount Stromboli, Sicily

Mount Stromboli, Sicily
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Haleakala Crater, Hawaii

Haleakala Crater, Hawaii
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Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island

Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
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Mount Yasur, Vanautu

Mount Yasur, Vanautu
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Sakurajima, Japan

Sakurajima, Japan
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Medvezhia Volcano, Kuril Island

Medvezhia Volcano, Kuril Island
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Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island

Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island


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