The merged craters of Mutnovsky - the most beautiful volcanic phenomenon of Kamchatka

The merged craters of Mutnovsky - the most beautiful volcanic phenomenon of Kamchatka

Kamchatka is home to the world's fastest changing geology, where in just a decade mountains grow measurably higher and valleys wider.The Mutnovsky Volcano's nest of merged craters is perhaps the most beautiful volcanic phenomenon of Kamchatka. The view after an invigorating trek to the top is magnificent: steep walls surround the vast and deep crater, crevice-split glaciers gouge and shimmer its sides, fumaroles oscillate within its belly and smoke and ash plume out in constant bouts of tectonic reshaping. From this dynamic perch, you’ll see the other Kamchatka eco-zones roll out to the coast in an intricate interplay of geology, biology and chemistry, and a soulful dose of the inexplicable. Unsurpassed natural beauty and its epic processes abound.

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