Active volcanoes have long dominated the earth and their ferocity and mysticism is captured in these stunning photos, of volcanoes from around the world.
Mount St. Helens Volcano in Washington State, USA
The active Mount St Helens rises to 8,366 feet (2,550 meters) and last erupted in July 2008, spewing ash clouds over Washington State in the US.
Mount Vesuvius Volcano in Naples Bay in Italy
Mighty Vesuvius towers over the Italian Gulf of Naples as it rises to 4,203 feet (1,281 meters) tall, and the last eruption was in 1944.
Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes in Hawaii, USA
This spectacular sunset photo captures the summit of the inactive Mauna Kea Volcano with the more active Mauna Loa in the background in Hawaii.
Chimborazo Volcano in Ecuador
The now extinct Chimborazo Volcano rises to a majestic 20,564′ (6,268 m) tall and is located within the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.
Krakatoa Volcano in Indonesia
Krakatoa in Indonesia is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and last erupted, in spectacular style, in September 2012. Such a relatively small volcano at 2,667 feet (813 meters) has the potential to produce truly impressive smoke plumes and lava trails.
Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia
The Kamchatka region in remote Russia boasts 160 volcanoes with around 29 of them still considered as active! The tallest is Klyuchevskaya Sopka at 15,584 feet (4,750 meters) and many fall within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Antisana Volcano in Ecuador
Lying just southeast of the Ecuador’s capital city of Quito is the dormant Antisana Volcano which lies in the Cordillera Real and Andes mountain ranges.