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Living Earth
Photograph by Frans Lanting

Moving like a tangle of writhing snakes, lava pours from Kilauea volcano and crawls over the rim of the Pu'u 'O'o crater. After two decades of fireworks at Pu'u 'O'o, the mountain's active vent since 1983, Kilauea has ousted enough molten earth to pave a road to the moon five times—and to add about 570 acres (230 hectares) of new land to the island's southern coast.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fuji Velvia 50
Lens: Wide angle
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Clear and extremely hot due to proximity to lava flow
Time of Day: Dawn
Lighting Techniques: Natural light balanced with glow from lava


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