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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Go with the Flow - Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean

The lava continues to flow from Kilauea on Hawaii's big island. Every day the landscape is transformed as the hot orange lava makes its way through the tunnels and over cold lava to the ocean. While I did shoot some of the lava erupting from vents and oozing on land, I actually preferred the water contact point for dramatic images.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Kalapana, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Julie Powers