Wild Halemaumau Crater Photos! (Lava Lake & Devil’s Throat Hawaii Photo Essay)




The more I think about it, the more grateful I feel about my unexpected visit to the Halema’uma’u volcanic crater.

I’ve discussed the specifics of that story in a previous article, but today I’d like to immerse you in some unreleased photos that I took on that incredible day, including two super zoom shots of the roiling lava itself.

As I said before, the site was at once fearsome and magnificent, and I’m excited to share more from this incredible active Mt. Kilauea caldera, the home of Pélé herself. And remember, each of these photos link to their larger sizes over at the Byteful Gallery. More to come…

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Hawaii's Southwestern coast

Hawaii’s Southwestern coast

Devil's Throat (young pit crater)

Devil’s Throat (young pit crater)

Looking down into Devil's Throat

Looking down into Devil’s Throat

Radiant Red Hawaiian Flower

Radiant Red Hawaiian Flower

Lava roiling in Halemaumau Crater (from side)

Lava roiling in Halema’uma’u Crater (side)

Lava pocket sinking down

Lava pocket sinking down

Lava in Halemaumau Crater (superzoom)

Lava in Halema’uma’u Crater (superzoom)
 

As always, all of the photos are included in the accompanying photo gallery. This time, the gallery is called Halema’uma’u Crater. Share & Enjoy :)



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