Geothermal landscape and volcanic caldera, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast (source: Bing Wallpaper Archive)
The Kuril Islands form a volcanic island archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia. The 56 islands chain has around 100 volcanoes, some 40 of which are active.
Volcanic caldera in the island of Simushir
Snow cover highlights the calderas and volcanic cones that form the northern and southern ends of Onekotan island (mage source)
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Gorgeous place and photography.
love the place its beautifull
Beautiful islands – unstable, but beautiful. Thank you for the pictures, and another piece in my sadly fragmented geographic jigsaw!
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