This is lava flowing from a volcano in Hawaii. shot from a helicopter

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Comment by Earl Hirtz on May 5, 2022 at 10:22am

Thanks Judy. Yea, the lava flows are beautiful but they can leave quite a mess in their wake. 

Comment by Judy H McPhee on May 5, 2022 at 8:55am

lovely image, I see the dragon shape.  I was there in January 2017 and have some great photos of the lava steam rising from the Volcano on the Big Island. We did the bike ride to the water's edge. The big eruption in 2018 demolished hundreds of homes and beaches that we visited. 

Comment by Earl Hirtz on May 1, 2022 at 8:24am

Avril. This shot was taken about 2015 on the Big Island. I’ve heard that they’ve changed the rules regarding flying over active volcanoes, but I’m sure you’ll have fun. Also, some operators will take the doors off the helicopter so you don’t have to shoot through plexiglass. I haven’t done it yet, but that would help to get sharp images. Have a good trip. Cheers. 

Comment by Avril Kirby on May 1, 2022 at 8:15am

How perfect to be picked out in fire and molten rock. When was this? My sister and I are going to the big island this year and planning on doing the same helicopter ride as my husband and I did years ago over the volcano.

Comment by Earl Hirtz on April 30, 2022 at 6:04pm

Thanks Anna. 

Comment by anna mccolm on April 30, 2022 at 6:03pm

Amazing. Well spotted.

Comment by Earl Hirtz on April 30, 2022 at 11:14am

Thanks again Doug.  Another mysterious painting by Mother Nature. 

Comment by Doug McMillin on April 30, 2022 at 11:12am

Beautiful. (And aptly titled.)

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