Rano Kau volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile

35 Mindblowing Aerial Photographs by Master Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand Rano Kau volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile

Pinatubo

Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted first time in 400 years.

Mt. Vesuvius, Italy.  Most famous for the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. Also, one of the first recorded eruptions in history, via Pliny the Younger. (Plinian Eruption).

April 1906 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

Lava flow at the Siberian Traps.

Earth's greatest killer finally caught, thanks to geology gumshoes. Dbl-click pic for article.

Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau)

Krakatau 1883 Eruption resulted in approx 36000 deaths.

Hekla Volcano, Iceland.      Iceland is actually an above sea level extension of the Mid-Ocean Ridge and is lengthening at about an inch a year.

Hekla volcano (Iceland): strong inflation suggest volcano could be close to erupting

The Siberian Traps. Prehistoric supereruption that killed 90% of life on Earth.

The Siberian Traps. Prehistoric supereruption that killed of life on Earth.

Santorini, Greece.  You wouldn't think this paradise could hold any danger at all.

You wouldn't think this paradise could hold any danger at all.

Puyehue, Chile

Lightning flashes amid a cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno, Chile, on June (Claudio Santana/AFP/Getty Images)


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