16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lava Blowing

The lava moves slowly downhill, cools down on its outer surface, blow and let the lava flow. It makes some cracking noise at the same time. The warmth is quite intense at less than 1 meter but I am just like the first human being mesmerized by fire. This photo was taken this summer. It was an amazing experience but now with the Kilauea eruption I hope that people are safe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Kalapana, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Flamine Alary