"Ocean Entry Lava Flow - 2"

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© Michael F. OBrien
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UploadedDecember 26, 2012
TakenDecember 5, 2012
Exposure1/200 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length14.6 mm

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Earlier this month my wife and I took a boat ride out the the pali (cliff) for the current lava flow was entering the ocean - Puna District of Hawaii's Big Island. The lava is 2000 degrees when it enters the ocean white immediately boils the water. The gas clouds rising from an active vent consists of water vapor, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and hydrogen fluoride.

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  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2012):


  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    Great shot!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    A spectacular image, Michael!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    a masterful capture---awesome pov

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Cool shot

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    what an amazing shot!!!!!!!!!!! To capture this would be so rewarding. I bet you were so excited to see this.... love it.

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