Here we see the raw destructive power and beauty of volcanoes. From their immense size, to the beauty of the volcanic eruptions. These images of volcanoes prove to be valuable learning tools illustrating what happens when volcanoes erupt. Click on each image for more volcano facts. 

Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
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Awe and Wonder
Volcano images
Awe and wonder volcano images
Mount Fuji in Japan
Mount Fuji in Japan

An active volcano, Mount Fuji last erupted 300 years ago and it could erupt at any time. Some scientists believe that statistically speaking, it is due to erupt soon.

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Mount Vesuvius and Naples
Mount Vesuvius and Naples

There are over 4 million people living in the Naples Metro area and they all live in the shadow of this oversized volcano. It is an active volcano that last erupted in 1944.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

This volcano is in the Bromo National Park in Java, Indonesia. It has only just erupted.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

This volcano is smoking as the pressure builds up just prior to an eruption.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

Volcano pictures - This volcano which has just erupted is on the island of Java in Indonesia. Volcanic ash clouds are dangerous to planes and planes are diverted away from volcanic eruptions when they occur.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

This volcanic eruption is Mount Etna as she blows her top. These colourful fireworks lit up the night sky and could be seen for miles around.

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volcanic eruption
volcanic eruption

Volcano images - Some volcanoes are explosive when they erupt whereas others are more gentle and free flowing as can be seen here in this image of a volcanic eruption.

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A volcano erupting
A volcano erupting

This volcanic eruption looks just like a firework.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

Volcano pictures for kids - This volcanic eruption is lighting up the night sky with its firework show of molten hot lava.

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A volcanic eruption
A volcanic eruption

This beautiful albeit dangerous volcanic eruption shows the lava flow pouring out of the main crater.

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Lava flow
Lava flow

The photographer is a very brave person getting this close to the molten hot lava of this volcanic eruption.

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A lava flow
A lava flow

Volcano pics - All lava is super hot but the hotter the lava, the more runny it is and the quicker it flows. Quick flowing lava makes for short, wide volcanoes whereas more sticky lava makes taller volcanoes and more explosive eruptions.

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Lava flow
Lava flow

This volcanic eruption is producing super hot lava which flows in a smooth flat style down the sides of the volcano.

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Lava flow meets the sea
Lava flow meets the sea

Volcanoes occur all over the world both on land and in the sea. Here is a lava flow flowing off the land into the sea. Note the hot lava turning the sea to steam.

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Lava flow meets sea
Lava flow meets sea

Here the lava flow meeting the sea is creating large plumes of steam, obscuring the volcanic eruption beneath.

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Road buried in a lava flow
Road buried in a lava flow

Here you can see the lava flow has spilled across a road with only the road closed sign left visible after the lava flow poured through.

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Church buried in a lava flow
Church buried in a lava flow

This is the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro which was buried by a Paricutin lava flow in Mexico.

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After the volcanic eruption
After the volcanic eruption

After the volcanic eruption, you can see the land covered with ash and no life visible around the volcano.

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Geyser erupting
Geyser erupting

The land in volcanic areas often has very hot rocks close to the surface creating these stunning explosive features.

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Geyser erupting
Geyser erupting

This eruption can happen on a daily basis and the water coming out is hot. Be careful not to get too close.

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Volcano
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The parts of a volcano | Inside a volcano | Label a volcano diagram
The parts of a volcano | Inside a volcano | Label a volcano diagram

GEOGRAPHY IMAGES - VOLCANOES