Sunrise light reflecting off a swirling lava pattern on the Kilauea 61G Lava Flow on the Big Island of Hawaii. The type of lava in the foreground of this image is called ropey pahoehoe.
I was mesmerized by the infinite number of textures and patterns out on the lava flows and I really enjoyed searching for interesting compositions.
Glowing lava on the Kilauea 61G Lava Flow at Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. The surface temperature of the fresh lava is ~1650 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lava bursts into the night sky at the "Firehose" ocean entry on the Kilauea 61G Lava Flow at Kalapana. The cliff on the right is ~80 feet tall. These explosions are called littoral hydrovolcanic explosions and occur when 2000 degree F lava comes in contact with 75 degree F seawater.