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These photos by Martin Rietze appear to be of landscapes from another planet. They were in fact, of course, taken right here on planet earth. From beautiful light shows provided by volcanoes to strange rock formations, these photos seem to be from some alien planet.
Alien Planet


A cone overflow at night from Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Rift Valley, Tanzania. Lengai is the only active sodium carbonate volcano in the world. This lava is liquid like water.Alien Planet

Pahoehoe lava entering the sea during the day from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.Alien Planet

A giant wind-carved arch in the Sahara Desert, Algeria.Alien Planet

A typical, but strong strombolian eruption from the summit vent of Mt. Stromboli, Italy.Alien Planet

Ash eruption from the summit crater at sunrise from Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia.Alien Planet

Santiaguito lava dome is seen from Santa Maria summit.Alien Planet

Lighting bolts arcing in a volcanic crater at Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan.Alien Planet

Eruption from Anak Krakatau with a high density of lava bombs in Sumatra, Indonesia.Alien Planet

Lava entering the sea at dawn from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.Alien Planet

An ash-laden landscape around the main crater of Dukono volcano in evening light on Halmahera Island, Indonesia.Alien Planet

A strombolian eruption from Anak Krakatau volcano at night in Sumatra, Indonesia.Alien Planet

First phase of a strong ash eruption inside the summit crater from Yasur volcano in Tanna Island, Vanuatu.Alien Planet

A typical, but strong strombolian eruption from summit vent of Mt. Stromboli.Alien Planet

Active lava lake inside the main caldera at night, glowing breaks through the thin and partially broken crust at Erta Ale volcano in the Danakil depression, Rift Valley, Ethiopia.Alien Planet

A strong eruption in morning light from Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala.[source]