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

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:


  • Debbie 7y

    These shots you've been getting are just amazingly breathtaking!!! Thanks for sharing your part of the world with the rest of us!!
  • Melinda 7y

    So you went too close to the volcano too, if this is from the same spot... ;-)
  • FlowrBx 7y

    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???
  • Jackie 7y

    Amazing! Wonderful, beautiful job!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Ellen Steiof 7y

    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. (?)
  • Hugh 7y

    fantastic images sparky!!!
  • Heather Mirassou 7y

    Citrit, best of yours!
  • Alan L 7y

    gorgeous shots...
  • Ⓜⓡ. Ⓔⓓ 7y

    thats a very hot spot!! which lens did you use?
  • Virginia 7y

    Sparky is right! These are some mighty hot shots! Well seen and captured my friend!
  • SparkyLeigh 7y

    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
  • Ⓜⓡ. Ⓔⓓ 7y

    ooohhh, only 29mm. thats really close!! thx for the information!! :)
  • Carol Freeman 7y

    these shots are just amazing, you really live in a different world than I do. :)
  • Gummi Stóri 7y

    coooool shot !! I'm just waiting for the next Icelandic volcano to go eruptive.
  • aidan 7y

    Most spectacular...
  • GoodMolecules 6y

    amazing - I just love this image showing such heat and such power! love it!
  • Girangaroo/Carolina 6y

    this is just amazing
  • Steph A 6y

    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!
  • Erik J. 5y

    Wow, amazing capture!
  • 54WilliamGJusto54 (weather enthusiast) 5y

    fabulous shot!
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