Lava breaks out down the pali.
Great Balls of Fire!
Balls of fresh lava tumble down the pahoehoe and over the young plant life that's trying to establish a toehold.
Fire and Life
A lone tree in it's last moments before being consumed by lava.
Tree in Flames
The tre bursts into flames as it's consumed by the encroaching lava.
Embracing the Lava
The other photographer on the helicopter thought that this looked like a sonogram of a pregnant uterus; his daughter was pregnant, so he was going to make a print of his similar shot & gift it to her.
The old & new lava cycling together in a perpetual wheel.
Ropes & Strokes
Ropes of older lava meet the new flows
Another piece of art being created on Peles canvas.
Gaudi would weep with amazement at the intricate, eerie beauty of the lava.
Lava Tube Skylight
A hole in the side of a lava tube lets us see the river of lava rushing by.
Tails of Lava
Wisps of new lava adorn the old
Enter Stage Left
Fresh lava seeping out of the old.
A Squiggle in Time
a lava "nosebleed" oozes down the pali, adding another layer of shape and texture to the already fantastic landscape
Lava flowing out of a gumdrop shape
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