At the Lake of Fire – Abseiling into Marum Volcano Crater

It has been a few years since I came across Geoff Mackley’s body of work, and the image of a silver figure next to a lake of fire has remained vivid in my memory. Over in Vanuatu, to the northwest of the Australian tectonic plate, the basaltic shield volcano of Ambryn contains a very rare and hypnotic lava lake. Geoff and his colleagues descended to the rim of the lake itself and have shared these spectacular moving images of a surreal sight.

You can learn more about Geoff’s work at his web page and more about Ambryn at the Earth Observatory.

Geoff Mackley’s Site Directory

Ambrym’s Lava Lakes : Image of the Day