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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04719

A Galápagos hawk perches on a blocky lava flow erupted in Fernandina caldera in 1978, inspecting some of the infrequent visitors to the caldera floor of this uninhabited island volcano.  These August 1978 lava flows descended from the NW caldera bench over a broad, 1-km-wide front into the caldera lake.  The NE rim in the background rises over 800 m above this part of the floor of the 4.5 x 6 km caldera. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

A Galápagos hawk perches on a blocky lava flow erupted in Fernandina caldera in 1978, inspecting some of the infrequent visitors to the caldera floor of this uninhabited island volcano. These August 1978 lava flows descended from the NW caldera bench over a broad, 1-km-wide front into the caldera lake. The NE rim in the background rises over 800 m above this part of the floor of the 4.5 x 6 km caldera.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).


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