Trunk cone of Marumligar volcanic crater at at 957 ms.high seen from the way down the Mount Marum active volcano inside the 8x12kms.wide Ambrym island volcanic caldera. Malampa province-Vanuatu.

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Ambrym – called the Black Island because of its volcanic soils – has amazing twin volcanoes, Mt Marum and Mt Benbow, which keep volcanologists all over the world on the alert. Climbing one or both is the main attraction here – Ambrym isn't noted for its beaches and with few roads, getting around is mostly by boat or on foot.


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