Photo of the Week: Spectacular Plumes

01-13-2014 // NWF Staff


On Hawaii’s Big Island, lava has streamed into the ocean from Kilauea since the volcano began erupting in 1983. The slow-moving lava, called “pahoehoe,” crosses the coastal plain east of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, sending up spectacular steam plumes as it drips into the sea. However, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, no lava has reached the ocean since August 2013, though it often flows down the mountain. Photographers Cathy and Gordan Illg, of Colorado, used a Canon EOS 1D camera with a 400mm lens.

See last week's photo: Alaska's Beauty

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