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Welcome To Real-Life Mordor, Where Volcanoes Shoot Lava Half A Mile Into The Sky (PHOTO)

Someone give Peter Jackson a call.

This very real, Mordor-esque volcano lies in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far-eastern Russia, more than 5,000 miles from Moscow. The region's known as the "Land of Volcanoes" and is home to 29 active craters. The bolt of red, captured by photographer Marc Szeglat, is actually a jet of lava that shot nearly a half a mile into the sky during an eruption.

Thankfully, the One Ring has been destroyed.

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