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Thick Lava

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 21 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

The tan colored lava seen here was very thick and was squeezed out of a crack in the rock like really thick toothpaste out of a tube. It refused to go any further and cooled in place.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

The powers of nature are awesome. A superb image Steve, crisp, and a delightful colour.

21 Feb 2010 5:56am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

nice view

21 Feb 2010 6:01am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this shot a lot : the PoV, the tones…

21 Feb 2010 6:02am

Marc L. from France

Superbe ! belle lumière !

21 Feb 2010 7:54am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

j'aime beaucoup cette lumière ! Bon dimanche

21 Feb 2010 8:24am

jpdm from Pignans, France

wow une vue impressionnante

21 Feb 2010 8:49am

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Amazing (✿◠‿◠)❤

21 Feb 2010 9:39am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Fabulous to see and a magnificent photo of it. You inspired me to look it up on Wiki and bookmark it in my 'places I really must go to one day' folder!

21 Feb 2010 10:54am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lighting, view and vignette

21 Feb 2010 11:11am

keith from killarney, Ireland

from this shot alone you can feel the power of nature in its creation

21 Feb 2010 12:42pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


21 Feb 2010 4:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Neat perspective.

21 Feb 2010 5:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is completely wonderful

21 Feb 2010 6:17pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

A great perspective!

21 Feb 2010 6:17pm

Vink from Grasse, France

Beautiful light and colors

21 Feb 2010 7:56pm

Chris B from Netherlands

Wooooow,Beautiful light and colors

21 Feb 2010 8:00pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Great photo

21 Feb 2010 8:43pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I did a little reading on this location and it said there were several eruptions over a period of time so I'm guessing this was one of the smaller vents that formed while the crater had more pronounced activity. It's wonderful that the area is slowly returning to life again and a testament to the power of nature. Excellent capture here and glimpse into history!

22 Feb 2010 12:58am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

really lovely place here. you have captured it quite well. i really like the lighting and color, and the way you have framed it works perfectly. nicely done!

22 Feb 2010 2:08am

peter from new york, United States

wow! really cool shot steve!

22 Feb 2010 3:52am

Karine*Mazloumian from Paris, France

Love the bright light, pure one (and feeling, looking at your image)

22 Feb 2010 9:01am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

mesmerizing....good shot....

22 Feb 2010 12:15pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

22 Feb 2010 5:15pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

How interesting! Cool formation.

22 Feb 2010 9:12pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

such rugged terrain but yet so beautiful the way you captured it

23 Feb 2010 12:48am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

fantastic capture!

24 Feb 2010 12:31pm