14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This was taken just days after the lava flow 61G first hit the ocean. What an amazing sight to see how the Hawaiian Islands were created first hand. You could feel the heat on your face! We noticed a few brave hikers walking up to the edge for a better look at the lava flow, then you realize just how big the flow really is. It was an absolutely incredible moment!
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||Nov. 17, 2016, 12:31 a.m.