19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cinder Cone

This cinder cone sits inside Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui. The land is so foreign looking, it seems like you must have landed on the surface of Mars. Not only is it quite cold compared to the rest of the island, but it's also one of the quietest places on the planet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Aaron Lynton