19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lava Field Embrace

Driving to the sea in Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, I parked to explore the vast lava field that lined the side of the road. It evoked what the Earth may have looked like before plants colonized the land. This is pahoehoe lava.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hilo, HA, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Joel Simpson