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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Ray of Zeus

On New Year’s Eve in 2016, a sea cliff collapsed near Kalapana on Big Island, Hawaii. A dramatic stream of lava, called a fire hose, started to shoot out of the cliff. Before the sunrise, I captured this dramatic picture, where the lava cascaded into the ocean, creating steam and lava bombs. The lava stream stopped in March 2017.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: Hawaii, Lava, Volcano

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Kajang, Malaysia
Member since 2017
Awards
Photo of the Day: 02.27.18 Editors' Pick Finalist
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© florent mamelle.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2017
Total Views: 14552
Total Favorites: 8
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kalapana, Hawaii, United States of America