Photo of the Day 24 May 2008

Volcanic Soil, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, 2001
Photograph by Carsten Peter

A fisheye lens captures the desolate gray of a volcanic plain on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Kamchatka is a scimitar-shaped spit of land on Russia's far east coast, home to more than a hundred volcanoes, 29 of which are active.