Chasing lava

It’s hard to imagine watching lava flowing off a mountain. Even though we went to Volcano National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island it will likely have to remain part of my imagination. The smartly dressed park ranger bluntly told us it was extremely rare to see lava despite amazing photos of lava all over the park’s website. In fact, one of the few times lava was flowing, the event created a 20-kilometre lineup into the park (no doubt prompting its own unique set of fireworks).

Walking through the Thurston Lava Tube, I tried to imagine what it was like for lava to be be flowing through the tube created by hardened lava around it. Amazing place.

I liked this photo. If there is a miracle associated with this picture, it was not finding the right settings or having the right camera gear (though both were quite helpful). The miracle was finding a time when no one else was in the tunnel with us. On the wet dreary day of our visit, this tube was flowing people.

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  1. Melisa says:

    Your photos are really amazing. This one made me feel like I was personally there enjoying its glowing beauty. Thanks so much for sharing your great collection of photos.

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  2. Dori says:

    I so remember the cold atmosphere in there and your excitement when you got this picture.

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