Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00168
Giraffes graze on grasslands in front of the symmetrical Ol Doinyo Lengai stratovolcano. Known as "The Mountain of God," it rises abruptly above the broad plain south of Lake Natron. Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only volcano known to have erupted carbonatite tephra and lavas in historical time. Historical activity has included small tephra eruptions and emission of numerous natrocarbonititic lava flows on the floor of the summit crater.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.
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