Fissure 8 lava channel creates a stark divide in the Puna landscape

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Detailed Description

A morning overflight photograph shows the dramatic difference between the southern and northern margins of the fissure 8 lava channel. The dominant trade-wind direction blows heat and volcanic gases to the southwest, leaving a parched landscape where lush green once was. The northern areas of the channel and fissure remain more verdant. The fissure 8 cone is hidden behind a cloud of steam in the top center of the photograph.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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