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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tutu Pele: The face of Pele in Lava

Molten lava flows out of the cooled lava rock around it, illuminating its way and forming a profile of the face of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of lava, fire and the volcano which birthed this moment.

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Outside of Kalapana, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
Copyright: © Denesa Chan