Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06168
A vigorous steam plume trails from the summit crater of Erebus volcano and casts a shadow on its western flank. The lava-filled floor of a large summit caldera forms the flat plateau to the left of the summit cone. Erebus provides a dramatic backdrop to the McMurdo research station on Hut Peninsula in the foreground.
Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).