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Here are some composite volcano pictures. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s a nice view of El Misti Volcano and Arequipa city located in Peru. This photo was taken from the International Space Station on October 16, 2009 during the Expedition 21 mission. El Misti Volcano is an example of a composite volcano having an elevation of 5,822 meters.
This is an Expedition 5 picture of Mount Saint Helens, a great example of a composite volcano taken on October 25, 2002 from the International Space Station. The volcano’s crater which is about 3,500 feet in diameter can be clearly seen in the image.
This image of Mount Belinda eruption was obtained using the data provided by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard the Terra satellite on December 7, 2003.
This photo of Cleveland Volcano was captured by an Expedition 13 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams from International Space Station (ISS) on May 23, 2006. Shortly after this photo was obtained, he immediately contacted the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to inform what was currently happening.
This is a great view of Mt. Kilimanjaro as seen from space. This photo was taken in November 1990 by the crew member of the Space Shuttle mission STS-38.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about Volcanoes. Listen here, Episode 141: Volcanoes, Hot and Cold.