13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The world turned violently and suddenly with the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat. I watched it on television, the power of nature, at the time seeing only what it destroyed. Recently I had the opportunity to visit and see what the lava flow is creating as it gradually becomes new land, a beach on the edge of a stunning blue ocean.
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||July 17, 2015, 6:06 p.m.