Mt. Marapi on the island of Java. Before dawn, a small group of us hiked up the side of this volcano to better see the lava flows. As dawn approached, white crosses were visible where locals had lost their lives and homes a few short months before our visit. Our guide informed us that local and international scientists were concerned that Mt. Marapi would have a major eruption within this decade, possibly tearing the island of Java in half. Photo by Rebecca Bassingthwaighte.