Aleutian Volcano – Aleutian Islands, AK   11 comments




Aleutian Volcano – Aleutian Islands, AK

Stretching 1,200 miles west from the Alaskan Peninsula to almost Russia is a chain of about 300 volcanic islands known as the Aleutians.  They range anywhere from small flat rocks to thousands of feet tall volcanoes.  While I was a marine biologist for the federal government, I spent as much as two months a year flying around almost all of the state of Alaska.  Several weeks were spent in the Aleutian Islands where this photograph was taken from a small twin engine aircraft over an active volcano.  It seems rather odd to see snow on a volcano, but when they start to heat up they can be the only mountains around that lack snow.  We tended to stay away from those for obvious reasons.  Twice while I was in the Aleutians I felt volcanoes erupting from several miles away.  They felt like small earthquakes that we experience from time to time hear in California.

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  1. Where is this specific volcano? Name? We’ve had three that became active just in the spring/summer 2013. Which were Mount Pavlof, Cleveland, and Veniaminof

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  3. This Volcano was acting up last week.

  4. Incredible shot 🙂 Nature is truly amazing.

  5. Was just talking with a friend about the Hawaiian volcanoes. This photo reminds me of what looking into one might be like…except for the obvious difference…snow…not fire and ash.

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  6. Awesome!

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  8. Hi,
    How fascinating 300 volcanic islands, that is incredible.

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  9. That looks incredible! I’d love to see something like that for myself :>.

  10. That’s cool.

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