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True Colors
Photograph by Carsten Peter

A long exposure reveals a red tongue of lava oozing from a spatter cone. Known as effusive flows, these eruptions are relatively benign—a way for the mountain to blow off steam. But Ol Doinyo Lengai has also experienced powerful explosive eruptions, most recently in 1966 and 1993.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 100mm
Speed and F-Stop: 5 seconds @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Just before sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: Tripod

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