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Mount Etna - Grotta di Serracozzo

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 August 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Grotta di Serracozzo is a natural cave of lava flow generated by the 1971 eruption of Etna. It is a beautiful example of lava tube starting from an eruptive fracture (50 m long) that can be partially visited. There is a clear boundary between the fracture and the lava tube. There are numerous re-melting stalactites and festoons hanging on the ceiling, the walls are affected by small vitreous blisters and exploded bubbles. Total length 350 m, Total depth 60 m.
(source: http://www.sicilyincoming.com/etna-caves.html)

Image: Mount Etna (IT-SIC) - 15/04/2014

Canon EOS 7D 16/5 second F/3.5 ISO 200 20 mm

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Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great exposure in this nicely composed image. Amazing contrast in light.

9 Aug 2014 9:22pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

Apertures leading to a keyhole .. beautiful ..

9 Aug 2014 10:59pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant ce trou comme i je pouvais y aller

10 Aug 2014 8:21am

Canon EOS 7D
16/5 second
ISO 200
20 mm