Molten River of Lava heads to sea at sunrise ~ October 9th, 2008

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    Lava pours out of a tube near the surface before it enters the ocean at Waikupanaha, Hawaii.

    This photo was taken from the same spot as my previous shot of the tourist wearing the "I went Too Close To The Volcano In Hawaii" shirt.

    Edit: Here is a USGS timelapse video clip showing the very real dangers of taking photos along te edge of newly formed lava benches like this one above--- A must see to believe: Lava Bench Collapse

    I have added two photos below showing closer views of the lower section of the lava river:

    Marcela®, digitalcursor, and 78 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. shesnuckinfuts 78 months ago | reply

      These shots you've been getting are just amazingly breathtaking!!! Thanks for sharing your part of the world with the rest of us!!

    2. lindilindi 78 months ago | reply

      So you went too close to the volcano too, if this is from the same spot... ;-)

    3. FlowrBx 78 months ago | reply

      What an awesome experience you are living, Leigh! Could you have imagined this back in the early days on the west coast of Vancouver Island???

    4. Sister72 78 months ago | reply

      Amazing! Wonderful, beautiful job!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    5. ΞLLΞ∩ 78 months ago | reply

      I wish I could tell you more in english how wonderful your photos are and how exceeding is what I can see here and on your photostream, Sparks!
      I love these shots here - so powerful!
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. sosidesc 78 months ago | reply

      fantastic images sparky!!!

    7. Tinkerpoet 78 months ago | reply

      I give you a FROM CITRIT,BEST OF YOURS
      Citrit, best of yours!

    8. eye of einstein 77 months ago | reply

      gorgeous shots...

    9. Ⓜⓡ. Ⓔⓓ 77 months ago | reply

      thats a very hot spot!! which lens did you use?

    10. fratch 77 months ago | reply

      Sparky is right! These are some mighty hot shots! Well seen and captured my friend!

    11. SparkyLeigh 77 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all your great comments!!!

      @_mr.Ed_ Re: "which lens did you use"

      Date Taken 2008-10-09 05:59:20
      Camera Canon EOS 20D
      Exposure Time 0.25s (1/4)
      Aperture f/8.0
      ISO 200
      Focal Length 18mm (28.8mm in 35mm)
      Photo Dimensions 3380 x 2280

    12. Ⓜⓡ. Ⓔⓓ 77 months ago | reply

      ooohhh, only 29mm. thats really close!! thx for the information!! :)

    13. violetflm 77 months ago | reply

      these shots are just amazing, you really live in a different world than I do. :)

    14. Gummi Stóri 77 months ago | reply

      coooool shot !! I'm just waiting for the next Icelandic volcano to go eruptive.

    15. aidan67 77 months ago | reply

      Most spectacular...

    16. GoodMolecules 74 months ago | reply

      amazing - I just love this image showing such heat and such power! love it!

    17. Girangaroo/Carolina 71 months ago | reply

      this is just amazing

    18. Stephanie / seenonflickr 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called look what I saw on Flickr!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. ricky_1989 63 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing capture!

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