14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
Shore Break

This was taken just days after the lava flow 61G first hit the ocean. What an amazing sight to see how the Hawaiian Islands were created first hand. You could feel the heat on your face! We noticed a few brave hikers walking up to the edge for a better look at the lava flow, then you realize just how big the flow really is. It was an absolutely incredible moment!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kalapana, Hawaii, United States of America
Copyright: © LEIGHTON LUM