Night Affair by StefanHefele

“Night Affair” – Azores

I felt like an astronaut here, 350m above the crater lake in the twilight of the dawning day. If you ever have planned to visit the Azores: Do it! The variety of different sceneries on a very compressed space is a feast for body and mind.

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Hell on Earth by marcocalandra89

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From the last eruption which took place in the summer 2015, six months has passed. The 3rd December the volcano awakened again by opening a new crater, named Pit Crater. The activity continued for several days consecutively.
I arranged with my cousin to climb the volcano, from the north side, to watch the phenomenon. Once we arrived at the Rifugio Citelli we started the path that would have led us to the mount Serracozzo.
The path was pretty sloping and therefore tiring, but once we reached the top of the mountain it was possible to admire a breathtaking spectacle.

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Crater by motaz-alnahdy

This panoramic photo consist of 78 vertical shots three panoramic lines on each others of a Crater town in Aden – Yemen and and it called by this name because it was built on a crater of an inactive volcano , and this image shows that when you go higher you see the incredible beauty of the earth .

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Crater Bowl by eyeofalens

Crater Bowl
This was taken on the first afternoon that I arrived at Crater Lake
& couldn’t have asked for better conditions.
This is really how I envisioned crater lake, with some puffy clouds against that blue water, Sure I could have asked for some higher elevation, which I discovered later would have been found some further kllms hiking to the left, but as I only just arrived, I made do with where I was & enjoyed the moment .

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Trees on Mars by 500V4

Impressionist like shadows and silhouettes cast by a full moon inside Ngorogoro volcano crater. The mysterious forests at night are inundated by thick canopy fog from which the sounds of wild animals echo.
Photo taken 2km from the volcano rim.

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The Observer by MajeedBadizadegan

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Intensely bright milky way rises in the dark skies over Crater Lake. Smoke from the recent wildfires was clinging to the lake creating a surreal haze. This is a blend of twilight shot for the foreground/lake and night shot for shadow detail.

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Hverfjall Crater by TonySpencer

I think a good deal of people know where this magnificent crater is but I don’t think I’ve ever seen many images of it. This image was made this winter in a slight break from the relentless snow we had been receiving whilst up in the north.
We had been experiencing 60-90mph winds and the forecast was for these to get worse! Only one member of the group braved these winds to come and join me and try and make something a bit different to the usual Iceland image.
We looked around on google maps looking for a place we could see the crater from the shore of the lake. Once we had decided where to head to we drove through very deep snow on roads that obviously hadn’t been used for a significant amount of time to the location. The winds were so strong that we could barely see anything and we had to walk out onto the ice to get away from the spindrift that was kicking up around the shoreline.
After all this finally we got a view, problem was the crater was tiny and way off in the distance. The only option was to walk around a mile or so closer towards the crater on a frozen lake we had no idea about. The fact that a great deal of the water that ends up in here is geothermally heated made me nervous but we went for it regardless!
The ice was fine, cracked and groaned a little in places but the hardest bit was standing up without being sent sliding across the sheet ice floor.

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Crater Pool by TonySpencer

A very late winter in Iceland meant that the conditions in June were a great deal different than I had seen at this time of year before. With many of the roads closed we did a lot of flying in a helicopter which was an incredible and a very productive experience. I have so many images to start processing but this is the first one I have looked at properly.
The rich blue colour is water over a snow and ice filled crater and the fog in the valley behind was the finishing touch to this incredible landscape.

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Haleakala Crater by CliveHollingshead

Haleakalā (/ˌhɑːliːˌɑːkəˈlɑː/; Hawaiian: [ˈhɐleˈjɐkəˈlaː]), or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Mauna Kahalawai, also referred to as the West Maui Mountains.
The tallest peak of Haleakalā (“house of the sun”), at 10,023 feet (3,055 m), is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 11.25 km (7 mi) across, 3.2 km (2 mi) wide, and nearly 800 m (2,600 ft) deep. The surrounding walls are steep and the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of volcanic cones.

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