14 Mesmerizing Lava Photos From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
It's flowing into the sea for the first time in years.
Eyes are on Hawaii's Big Island these days, where lava is flowing into the ocean for the first time in three years. Local folk and travelers alike are hiking in for miles along a treacherous approach — or viewing by helicopter, or boat — to see the awesome spectacle within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here are 14 photos that show off the dazzling drama.
1Lava Meets Ocean
It's magical, isn't it?
Props to this gorgeous hula queen.
Coincidence? Maybe. But this volcano seems like a happy one.
4Night Sky Magic
The sight of the blaze against the stars is absolutely breathtaking.
5Surreal and Steamy
Where there's smoke (and steam), there's fire, right?
6Getting Too Close?
Thank you to all of the folks who got near enough to bring us these photos. Respect.
It's all a part of the process.
8The Volcano's Beauty
It's an undeniably stunning show.
Daily dose of zen.
And this is how it happens — this is how earth-stuff is made. Neat, right?
It's an intense combination.
12Melting and Molding
It's awesome in the most literal sense of the word.
14Advice From a Volcano
Brilliant philosophy, if you ask us.
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