16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lava flows into the ocean producing steamy mist

As I lean out of the doorless helicopter flying above active lava, I see the geometric pattern of the bright red 2000C molten flow as it drips into the ocean, producing steam and mist.

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Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Outside of Kalapana, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
Copyright: © Denesa Chan