Lava Trees/The Three Graces
Lava trees located in Nyiragongo, Zaire, are painted from
Reference photos by Maurice and Katia Krafft, 1977
Fluid basaltic lava may preserve the shapes of trees and other objects by solidifying around them.
These tall lava trees formed when lava cooled and solidified around the trunks of trees before the peak part of the flow drained away.