The volcano Kilauea is very active and its visit is the dream of all the volcanologists of the world. A very important observatory was built at the edge of its crater in 1912 and since then the volcanologists follow very attentively the frequent eruptions: nearly 100 eruptions in a hundred years.
The last eruption began on January 3, 1983: it is still erupting today! This extraordinary activity takes place in a rift which notches the volcano: it has created a new cone, Pu' U O' O, which is frequently occupied by a lake of lava. From this cone, under which the magma goes up from the depth, the flows of lava circulate on the external slopes of the volcano, often in tunnels which bring back them at low altitude and since a dozen years, the lava reaches the ocean in which it is thrown. New rock platforms are built thus on the coast of the island, successive platforms which increase the island in spite of collapses which often affect them. If the lava flows destroyed good numbers of houses, completely destroyed the village of Kalapana and half-compartment several roads, they also increased the island of more than 150 hectares.
Today the volcano is still active and the lava runs in a permanent way.
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2005-10-18 7:46
A wonderfull photo. Really, really nice.
I couldn't make a photo like this. Really, really nice again.
david1306 (126) 2005-10-18 8:00
Il fait chaud rien qu'à regarder la photo...qui est superbe. La couleur de la lave n'est pas masquée par la lumière du jour qui permet de voir les irrégularités de la partie durcie. On dirait des cordes qui emprisonnent le feu. Bavo! /David/
fkk (2037) 2005-10-18 8:04
?nteresting photo, really nice photo,
jemaflor (96849) 2005-10-18 8:06
Encore une très belle vue de cette lave, une croute qui se soulève pour laisser déborder cette lave en fusion ... superbe effet, les teintes sont parfaites.
Cool-ice (5289) 2005-10-18 8:09
Sur le mur du salon en 1 mètre sur 2, elle doit donner grave, celle-ci ;-)
J'aime bien ce graphisme et cette opposition des teintes.
Et on mesure ici vraiment toute la puissance de ce phénomène.
Bravo, c'est du tout bon !
falves (1405) 2005-10-18 9:06
So powerfull. The power of nature is something impressive. The color of the melting lava is superbe. The nature at its best.
jocasta007 (0) 2005-10-18 9:13
A fantastic close up of something very powerfull, i hope your camera didn't melt!!
Albrecht (11281) 2005-10-18 9:36
Always impressive to see. Great colours and compo. Nice job.
take care, Albrecht
venus (748) 2005-10-18 10:05
I have never been this close to lava but I can imagine the feeling. It must be special.
Very nice and hot colors.
simonekarl (404) 2005-10-18 17:59
That is pretty amazing. Looks like Dreadlocks!
Seriously very good compo and strong colour.
Nature at it's best
Cpamoi (10391) 2005-10-22 1:38
superbe cette série d'image au coeur de la lave.. c'est celle-ci que je préfère pour le cadrage la netteté et les couleurs, très joli.
gelarsen (437) 2005-10-22 11:04
This is the pahoehoe lava photo I liked best of those you posted. The sharp beautifully colored photo made it worth while to hike the treacherous sharp volcanic rock in the dark which I too know about.
mrcrow (3993) 2005-10-31 12:23
your lava shots are tremendous
this is imho the best..more cold than hot ..but a hint of the melt
its extremely graphic and compelling..would be an excellent desktop wallpaper
i think NZ must be fabulous
- Copyright: Pascal Moret (pascalmoret) (1711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Volcanoes around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 7:41