new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Lava Ocean Entry | by geekyrocketguy
Back to photostream

Lava Ocean Entry

The lava rivers had cooled and stopped flowing since I was here in April. This time, the only flowing lava was exiting a tube in the cliff face and hitting the ocean, where it reacted violently with the water. The explosive steam periodically blasted chunks of molten rock in all directions.

 

I was 100 feet away, and the heat was sufficient to evaporate the rain off my tripod and melt my umbrella.

13,172 views
91 faves
11 comments
Taken on July 18, 2013