Fumaroles are vents in the earth's crust to allow escape of hot fumes and steam; these are characteristic features of any geothermal area This photo shows a fumarole, shot at the 'Valley of Geysers', Kamchatka, Russia. The surrounding colours are a contribution from the condensed sulphur vapour escaping from the vent, thermophilic bacteria which produce pigments and lichens. Together they produce a wide array of colours which is a visual treat.
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D X Mark II|
|Copyright:||© Suranjan Mukherjee|