Spectacular Photography: The Lava Lake

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Last June, an intrepid team of scientists and explorers ventured onto the shore of the world’s largest lava lake –  8 million cubic meters of liquid rock, boiling in the depths of the Nyiragongo Crater on the Rwanda/Congo border in Africa.

To get a sense of scale, look at the figure on the bottom left of the fourth image.

Now check out the full sequence.

Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World – 28 hi-res photos – (Boston Globe)