Cerita Ambar visited Kilauea lava flow from the sea at Kalapana, Big Island Hawaii.

When molten lava meets the ocean it’s a profoundly cinematic moments in nature. Peter Lik’s award winning shot came after countless trips to Hawaii hoping to capture volcanoes. Stunning.

Kilauea Volcano, on Kalapana, The Big Island, I found following some rumors down dirt roads. I shot it at 5:54 a.m., under moonlight. It reminded me of the legend of Pele, Goddess of Fire in Hawaiian folklore—legend has it that she and her sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i, Goddess of Sea and Water sabotaged each other. You can visualize Pele in the upper left, blowing steam from the volcano into the ocean.” Visit *Tech Specs:* Tripod-mounted Hasselblad H2 with 50mm lens and Fujichrome Velvia 50. Exposure, 2 sec at f/11.

5 Replies to “Nature”

  1. Wow. This is beautiful. I’ve had a fascination with volcanoes since I was a kid watching old Tarzan movies. I wanted to move to Hawaii – not because of the beaches but for the volcanoes.

  2. Two are hanging at my chiropractor’s office. This shot, and another one possibly by the same photographer… really neat shot!

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