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Lifeblood of a Mountain
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Rivulets of lava in Ol Doinyo Lengai's crater would appear black or barely red to the human eye, but glow red in a long camera exposure. The natrocarbonatite flows (primarily sodium carbonate) emerge at temperatures around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (500° Celsius), about half as hot as more common basalt lavas.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 2 seconds @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: I took advantage of the moonlight.
Special Equipment or Comments: Tripod

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