5 Picturesque Infernos: Fumaroles From Around The Globe

Facetious folk might say fumaroles are sure-fire proof that the lords of the underworld are from the bong-smoking school of thought. Yet these volcanic vents have more serious associations, often lying on active volcanoes in times of comparative quiet between eruptions. Such smouldering fissures in the earth are visible emitting hot steam and volcanic gasses in places as far and wide as Italy, Indonesia, Hawaii, Yellowstone and Iceland. With their fizzing, more than faintly menacing behaviour, it’s easy to see why fumaroles are shrouded in myth and legend.

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