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Lone palm trees in lava
A Wall of Smoke
Sunrise Through ʻŌhiʻa
Lunch Time
Creation
Lava flow
Driving over lava fields.
Mars and the Milky way, Kamokuna Ocean Entry
Pele's Revenge
Ho'lei Sea Arch
Terra Firma
Herculean stove
blue
Ray of Zeus
Fields of fire
End of the Line
Making more Hawaii
Mighty power
Adventurous Photographer
Lava Dragon
Dusk at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry Lava Flow, Hawai`i
Power of Nature
Smoke and Fire
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Herculean Stove

The Nyiragongo volcano has the biggest permanent lava lake on Earth. After sunset, the red glow of the lava mixes with the blue of the sky, which creates this purple cloud. At the same time, the crater becomes red. These effects only last for a few seconds.

TAGS: Lava, Volcano

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Date Taken: 06.2016
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