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Bacteria produces the vivid colors in the Gran Prismatic Spring. (Bernhard Edmaier)

From Close Up or Far Away, Amazing Volcano Photos

Geologist Bernhard Edmaier has been photographing the majestic beauty of active and dormant volcanoes for over 15 years

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Cotopaxi
(Maura McCarthy)

Cotopaxi, one of the world’s tallest volcanoes, is covered in ice. The heat from eruptions causes the ice cap to melt and create mudslides. In 1877, an eruption caused mudslides as far as 60 miles away. Since 1758, the volcano has erupted about 50 times.

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