Nature erupted in all its glory this week, spitting fire, spewing smoke 6 miles into the air and threatening a species on the islands where Charles Darwin first began to develop the theory of evolution.
The lava glowed orange through the night as it coursed down the mountainside.
Wolf volcano, which rises more than 5,500 feet above the sea, is home to the world’s only population of pink iguanas, whose habitat is now threatened by the eruption. The pink iguanas share the mountain with yellow iguanas and giant tortoises.
The eruption, inspiring in its beauty, has created concern that the ecosystem Darwin studied may be damaged.