Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Fumaroles are cracks and holes in craters and slopes of a vulcano from which vulcanic gases come out. To have a look at fumarole glade of Mutnovsky volcano in Kamchatka one has to climb its extreme steep slopes.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Because of the high sulphur concentration all the hills have a tint of yellow and red.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

The wind drives volcanic gases down the gorge and creates such fog.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Canyon panorama.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

From far away the source of smoke can be seen. Volcanic gases rise above the streams flowing from the icicle.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

The last climb and here it is – fumarole glade.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

One can even come up to these wonderful creations. But don’t come too close as the gases carry high concentration of sulphur.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Sulphur gets accumulated on the crack sides creating such exotic incrustations.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

As a result the channel gets covered with sulphur cover leaving only small cracks through which the gases can show get out.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

But brimstone is not a solid material, if one steps on it, one risks to fall inside a fumarole. The depth of such holes can reach several hundreds of meters and the temperature inside is about 300 degrees.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

That’s why one has to be careful.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Gases can come out not only through cracks but also through the ground. Then such lawns are formed.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Under some conditions sulphur chrystalizes in such patterns.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Even usual dirt chrystalizes according to such strange structure.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Or boils in mud cauldrons.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

A magic place.

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka

Location:Mutnovsky volcano

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2 thoughts on “Exploring Fumaroles In Kamchatka”

  1. Kamchatka has to be one of my dream destinations, like stepping back into the world when it was still young before the humans began to tame it’s magnificence.

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