9 of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in the world
Diamond Head, USA:
Located on Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA, plate-shaped Diamond Head volcano is 232 m high. Diamond Head formed more than 300,000 years ago. Today, the trail that runs through this area is loved by hikers for its stunning views of the coastal scenery.
Chu Dang Ya, Vietnam:
The unique landscape in Chu Dang Ya impresses with terraced fields of various sizes, shapes, and patchwork into a large blanket covering the whole area. This volcano has been inactivated for millions of years, but the lava leaves the fertile red basalt. The soil is suitable for local people to grow many kinds of plants such as corn, potato, pumpkin...
This dreamlike image is the landscape around volcano Vesuvius, Naples Bay, Italy. Vesuvius is the only volcano in Europe on land that has erupted over hundreds of years. Today, this attraction became famous with tourists. Parking lots and walkways are built around the cone to the crater.
On a trip around Iceland, photographer Luca Micheli captures the beautiful moment of the Graffkarfell volcano seen from above. The crater of grass covered with black soil and surrounding mountains create a wild and surreal picture of the harmonious color.
In this picture is an impressive straight line leading to the mighty Snaefellsjokull volcano located in the same national park located in the western part of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland.
An active volcano on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, Lokon is covered by lush tropical greenery, not far from the crowded, bustling residential area. Indonesia is one of the best volcanic landscapes in the world. Not only that, the number of active volcanoes in the island nation is greater than that of any other country.
Rinjani is 3,726 meters above sea level, one of the highest active volcanoes in Indonesia. Inside Rinjani's heart is the green lake Segara Anak. This is an attractive destination for mountaineers, adventurous travelers, and professional photographers.
Ijen is a famous active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Nearly 2,800 meters above sea level, the Ijen volcano has a large area. In particular, the turquoise sulfur lake in this crater has the highest acidity in the world. The scenery is poetic and majestic, but Ijen also contains many mysteries to both tourists and indigenous people.
Colossal smoke and ash cover the surrounding landscape from the crater of Sinabung in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Photographer Yosh Ginsu recorded this breathtaking spectacle during the eruption of the Sinabung volcano in February this year.
This vivid photo was taken by photographer Marc Szeglat. In another eruption of the Sinabung volcano in 2014, a stream of flaming lava flows down the mountain to create columns of ash covering the sky. Sinabung was awakened in August 2010 after a century-long disruption and has been running since September 2013.
By: Scarlet Johnson