Nyamulagira Volcano erupted at about 9 pm on November 6 in Virunga National Park. The eruption appears to be on a lower section of the volcano, or in a separate caldera with lava flowing north into a non-populated section of the park. I love the pillar of smoke rising into the clouds.
It seems there is always something remarkable going on in Congo and now is no exception. We first got the news from my sister LuAnne Cadd, who is working in the Virunga National Park where this is happening as we speak. She is living less than 20 kilometers from where the eruption is taking place and was one of the first people to walk in to the site with other parks staff. I fly this area all the time and am really wishing I was back home right now getting some aerial shots of this. But in the meantime, enjoy some of Lu’s amazing photography.
Two sections of rangers accompanied Virunga National Park’s security officer, tourism director, and communications officer (my sister Lu),into the site of the spectacular volcano eruption.
Shot from Rumengobo camp where Lu lives on Day 2 of the eruption notice cone size.
Nyamulangira Volcano Eruption-day 11- Now see cone size.
Night View. Catch more great pix on the Gorilla.cd website by clicking on the Park Logo in the right column.