• RIVER OF LAVA, MOUNT ETNA RIVER OF LAVA, MOUNT ETNA
  • HAWAIIAN LAVA ERUPTION HAWAIIAN LAVA ERUPTION
  • FUMAROLES ON VULCANO ISLAND FUMAROLES ON VULCANO ISLAND
  • LAVA MEETS THE OCEAN LAVA MEETS THE OCEAN
  • COLIMA ERUPTION COLIMA ERUPTION
  • KILAUEA LOVERS KILAUEA LOVERS
  • PU'U 'O'O PU'U 'O'O
  • VOLCANO AT NIGHT VOLCANO AT NIGHT
  • KILAUEA'S HOT LAVA KILAUEA'S HOT LAVA
  • MOUNT ETNA LAVA MOUNT ETNA LAVA
  • SF QUAKE, 1989 SF QUAKE, 1989
  • VOLCANOLOGIST AT WORK VOLCANOLOGIST AT WORK
  • COLLECTING GAS SAMPLES COLLECTING GAS SAMPLES
  • MOUNT ETNA AT DUSK MOUNT ETNA AT DUSK
  • LAVA QUARRY LAVA QUARRY
  • DOUBLE ERUPTION DOUBLE ERUPTION
  • ETNA AT NIGHT ETNA AT NIGHT
  • VOLCANO DANCE VOLCANO DANCE
  • COLIMA AVALANCHE COLIMA AVALANCHE
  • QUAKE-RIPPED ROAD QUAKE-RIPPED ROAD
  • UNZEN LAVA DOME UNZEN LAVA DOME
  • LAVA UP CLOSE LAVA UP CLOSE
  • HOT SPRINGS HOT SPRINGS
  • STROMBOLI ERUPTION STROMBOLI ERUPTION

 

In 1991, when Roger Ressmeyer was asked to photograph “Volcanoes, Crucibles of Creation” for National Geographic Magazine, nobody realized the assignment would cover the century’s most volcanically active year. Since then, his images have been published globally and are featured in “Volcanoes — Life on the Edge“, an award-winning CD-ROM. In 1995, Ressmeyer’s photographs of several California earthquakes appeared in his “Living With California’s Faults” coverage, also for National Geographic.
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Roger Ressmeyer Next to Lava at Mount Etna, 1992