1 Like

Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 16h45 : Preparing gear for PhotoShoot
Melanesia

16h45, getting prepared and making firsts tests for photoShoot.

There are a lot of explosions.


Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. It has a largely unvegetated pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular summit crater 400 m in diameter.

Mount Yasur has been erupting nearly continuously for over 800 years, although it can usually be approached safely.

Mount Yasur Volcano is regarded by many as the world's great accessible, active volcano and this is why it is such a famous Vanuatu tourist attraction. It also means that the Vanuatu Government monitors the level of volcanic activity in the interests of the public, both tourists and locals alike.

More info regarding this volcano can be found here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Yasur

View More »

Copyright: Gregory panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15188x7594
Uploaded: 26/04/2014
Updated: 28/04/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mount yasur; mont yasur; vanuatu; island; volcano; tanna; lava; eruption; tanna island; sulphur bay; pleistocene; pyroclastic; stratovolcano; pacific plate; strombolian; vulcanian
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 17h45
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 17h00
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 17h30
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 18h00 - The LightHouse Of The Pacific
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 17h50 :
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano, 17h40
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur : Down the Volcano
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna Island, Mont Yasur Volcano : On my way to the Volcano
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna, Vanuatu : Tiny Cascade in the Jungle
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna, Vanuatu : Waterfall in the Jungle
Gregory Panayotou
Vanuatu - Tanna Jungle
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna, Vanuatu : Inside a Banyan
Andrea Biffi
torrenti-in-Valmasino
Tom Mills
Between Center and Point - Jeffrey Martin 80 Gigiapixel London Shoot
Asset Imaging Photography
Hokitika Gorge Bridge
Asset Imaging Photography
River Rock
Roger Berry
Elephants Leaving the Pakal Pooram at the Thirunakkara Mahadevar temple in Kottayam
Roger Berry
Nahargarh Fort Step Water Tank
Jann Lipka
Teh Plastic Pals at Gota Kallare 18 Nov 2010 koncert
Roger Berry
Twenty Two Elephants, Pakal Pooram Thirunakkara Mahadevar temple in Kottayam
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Inside a Fairy Chimney
Roger Berry
Buffalos Headed Towards the Taj Mahal
Andrea Biffi
Dublin City Hall
dieter kik
Brandenburger Tor Berlin
Gregory Panayotou
Deep Ocean Spa
Gregory Panayotou
In Bed With Mathilde
Gregory Panayotou
First Morning Bath
Gregory Panayotou
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Volume 2)
Gregory Panayotou
Between Hugon Island and Ducos Island at Sunrise
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E Moai Hats
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E (On the road again !)
Gregory Panayotou
Teahupoo Billabong Pro Tahiti 2009 - Waiting for Waves...
Gregory Panayotou
Akahanga Moai Alone Verso
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas by Night : New-York New-York
Gregory Panayotou
Port Olry Coral Inside
Gregory Panayotou
Overwater Bungalow #627
More About Melanesia

Melanesia is a term describing Pacific islands inhabited by black skinned people. It includes the islands of the Torres Straits, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. The long chain of islands is highly volcanic and is also known as the "ring of fire". The people who inhabited these rugged volcanic islands thousands of years ago established small isolated village communities that persist to this day.The communities are genetically and linguistically diverse, with over 400 languages, often as different from one another as French is from Russian.  People sharing the same language are known as "one talks" and are considered extended family (which they are). Although culturally and linguistically diverse, Melanesian people share a common bond in a sense of identity with their island. The people of the island of Tikopea, for example, speak of themselves as "we the Tikopea" a term that encompasses the people,  island, trees, gardens, and coral reefs as one living entity. Melanesians are masters at social harmony. You can understand why they have to be when you consider that 90 percent of them live in small, very isolated villages that have been in exactly the same location for thousands of years. Melanesians tend to stay where they were born until they die - generation after generation. If they failed to achieve social harmony they would not survive long. A person unable to "adapt" was (and still can be) banished from the village. Until the mid 1900's this usually was a death sentence as the concept of social harmony generally extended just to the boundary of the tribal lands and inter-tribal warfare and cannibalism was common. Melanesia is one of the few places on our planet where one can see truly ancient custom dances and rituals performed with utter sincerity and cultural importance.  Almost all of the Melanesian people are Christians but there are many who are Muslims and still a few who cling to their custom religions. But even dressed up in Christian clothes, their spirits remain one with their ancestors and their land. It is a fascinating part of our world, rich in powerful images.