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The Blob
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Like a monster from a B movie, a geyser of molten rock boils from an active spatter cone. "The lava is fragmented by gas in the same way a soda will foam when the can is opened after being violently shaken," says geologist Barry Dawson, the first to study the mountain's lava. The blob will vanish after the gas fizzles out or the lava hardens.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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