Home

Galleries

News/Blog

Technology

Media

Links

Bio

Adventure Speaking

Contact

FAQ

Kilauea Volcano

Big Island, Hawaii - Dec. 28-31 2006

Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983. Currently, lava is flowing from the Pu`u `O`o vent and is entering the sea in two places. When these pictures were taken, a third lava entry was active, allowing me to get right up to the most active lava flow. So close that my boots caught fire with me still in them!

Tremendous amounts of steam are generated by boiling sea water where the flowing lava comes in contact with the ocean and the land around the lava entries are extremely unstable. Last year, a 44 acre chunk of the land collapsed and crumbled into the sea.

Kilauea_07

Kilauea_01 Kilauea_02

Kilauea_03 Kilauea_04

Kilauea_05

Kilauea_06

Kilauea_09

Kilauea_08