The view into the heart of the earth at the boiling lava lake Erta Ale in Ethiopia (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)
Gallery Words : Team Wanderlust | 28 April 2019

10 incredible photos of the world's highest volcanic summits

From a snow-capped gentle giant in Antarctica to a fire-spitting monster in Japan, these photos of the world's highest volcanoes will remind you of the power and beauty of these ancient landmarks...

Mountaineering in the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Mountaineering in the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

The impressive Orizaba Volcano in Mexico (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

The impressive Orizaba Volcano in Mexico (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Dreamlike reflection at the Mount Giluwe volcano in Papua New Guinea (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Dreamlike reflection at the Mount Giluwe volcano in Papua New Guinea (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

With the e-Bike on almost 6000 meters at Kilimanjaro in Africa (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

With the e-Bike on almost 6000 meters at Kilimanjaro in Africa (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

'Dirty thunderstorm' at Sakurajima volcano in the south of Japan (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

'Dirty thunderstorm' at Sakurajima volcano in the south of Japan (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Opposites such as creation and destruction are closely linked with each other on our planet. In fact, volcanoes have eveen played a major role in the development of living organisms. That is why I do not percieve volcanic eruptions as a threat. I see them as a force of nature, an extreme spectacle of the elements. As giving and taking.
Morning glow at the limestone terraces of Badab-e Surt in northeastern Iran (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Morning glow at the limestone terraces of Badab-e Surt in northeastern Iran (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Explosion of colours in the Caucasus Mountains (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Explosion of colours in the Caucasus Mountains (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Volcano Tres Cruzes at the Laguna Rosa in the Atacama Desert, (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Volcano Tres Cruzes at the Laguna Rosa in the Atacama Desert, (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Mystic grassland in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

Mystic grassland in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

The view into the heart of the earth at the boiling lava lake Erta Ale in Ethiopia (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

The view into the heart of the earth at the boiling lava lake Erta Ale in Ethiopia (Photo © Adrian Rohnfelder. All rights reserved)

© VOLCANIC 7 SUMMITS - Dreams of the Unknown by Adrian Rohnfelder, published by teNeues, £ 29.95, (www.teneues.com)

© VOLCANIC 7 SUMMITS - Dreams of the Unknown by Adrian Rohnfelder, published by teNeues, £ 29.95, (www.teneues.com)

Adrian Rohnfelder — a German landscape, travel and adventure photographer — is the first photographer ever to climb the highest seven volcanoes on each of the seven continents. 

The aim of Volcanic 7 Summits: Dreams of the Unknown was not the climb to reach each peak, but the photographic achievements taken from each summit. 

The result is a book that portrays the beauty of mountains, power of volcanoes and the true versatility of our planet.

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