Heat waves create a mirage above the horizon in Afghanistan’s aptly named Desert of Death in 1968.
Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
An adventurous geologist ventures close to a volcano raining molten rock in Mauna Ulu, Hawaii.
Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic
A desert water hole provides an oasis for thirsty cattle in Arizona, 1922.
Photograph by C. Wharton James, National Geographic
Colorful fabric protects a man from the Egyptian heat.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
Wind-whipped flames engulf hundred-foot trees in Willamette National Forest, Oregon, in 1968.
Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
A hunter rests on parched earth in Tsumkwe, Namibia, in 2008.
Photograph by Chris Johns, National Geographic
Furnaces heat fine crystal at the Eisch Glass Works factory in Germany, 1974.
George F. Mobley, National Geographic
Sand and rain batter a lone automobile in Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1969.
Photograph by David Cupp, National Geographic
A cactus soaks up the desert heat near Phoenix, Arizona, in 1910.
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Steam rises from a sulphuric boulder in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, in 1959.
Photograph by Paul Zahl, National Geographic
Scalding lava oozes from the Earth in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic