The flying lava is falling back to earth and into the sea (left) and the gases and smoke are hiding the mountain's shape. Tavurvur, Rabaul, 29 August 2014

14-09-27 P1170654 Tavurvur, getting bigger

Gouts of boiling water burst upwards as gobs of white hot lava smashs into the sea (left). At the same time, the mountain is disappearing beneath its own outpourings of gas and smoke. P1170654

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