National Geographic : 1939 Oct
546 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © Captain C. R . S. Pitman ON NYAMLAGIRA'S SLOPES STRETCHES A SCENE OF BLACKENED DESOLATION As far as the eye can see there is lava, lava, lava. The cooling, solidified substances, in weird shapes and formations, have swallowed up the countryside. Some segments are high up in the dead trees. Photograph by Jean Verhoogen AS SOON AS THE LAVA COOLS, HARDY GROUNDSEL TAKES ROOT The stretch of solidified lava in which the plant is bravely blooming was a molten mass only three months before the author made this photograph. This shrub may grow to 15 feet (page 525).