Dragon Egg

Dragon egg

Here be dragons


I came across this ‘dragon egg’ (not a technical term) while exploring the lava flow of Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka. This ‘dragon egg’ is formed when an existing bulge of older lava that has cooled is filled and cracked open by the pressure of fresh lava.

Tolbachik began erupting in November 2012 and continues to remain active today. Apart from Tolbachik there are three volcanoes on Kamchatka which are erupting: Shiveluch, Kizimen and Karymsky.

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