11 Awesome and Fiery Big Island Hawaii Volcano Images

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11 Awesome and Fiery Big Island Hawaii Volcano Images2017-05-18T20:52:23+00:00

Bucket-List – A Visit to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Big Island, Hawaii!

One of my regrets after living in Hawaii for over six years is that I never made the effort to go over to Big Island for what is no-doubt the best attraction in the Hawaiian Islands – Volcanoes National Park. I have no real excuse, I enjoyed so many different attractions and ways to pass times in the islands, that this one just didn’t seem like a priority at the time. Next time I visit the islands, this will definitely be one of my weekend trips!

Brilliant white steam clouds are formed when lava meets the Pacific Ocean at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.

I’m not sure if a helicopter tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is safer than a boat tour. I think I’d opt for the boat. You can see the steam cloud is no laughing matter – it’s massive!


Aerial view of large lava steam cloud as hot magma enters ocean at Big Island, Hawaii.

Helicopter tours of Big Island, Hawaii can put you within photo-distance of amazing lava steam clouds as the liquid-hot magma boils the Pacific Ocean and forms massive clouds.


Red hot liquid rock lurks beneath the surface of this still active volcano at Volcanoes National Park on Big Island, Hawaii.

Though probably strong enough to support people, or even a car, you would not find me standing on cooled lava which still has red-hot liquid magma just beneath the surface. I’ll watch from a distance – thanks!


Cool and dry lava field on the Big Island of Hawaii at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

Like the bleakest day of hell – right? Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is one of the coolest attractions not just in Hawaii, but on the planet. If you can make this happen on your bucket-list – do so!


A steaming caldera (volcano rim) at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii.

A steaming caldera (volcano rim). Scientists studying volcanoes sometimes stand at the edge and drop instruments over the rim to collect data. Could you do that?


A violent plume of steam and boiling ocean as a result of red-hot lava mixing with the Pacific Ocean at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Big Island, Hawaii.

A violent boiling and bubbling spectacle as super-hot liquid lava meets the cool Pacific Ocean at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. See this view by helicopter or get really close to the action with a boat tour. Don’t miss the night views too – spectacular.


Two tourists standing on cooled lava to get photographs of super-hot magma still burning just meters in front of them at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, Hawaii.

This is exactly what you would never see me doing. The guide would be telling me, ITS OK, GO AHEAD, SIR, PLEASE, ITS SAFE. Uhm, no thanks. Darwin had the right idea… the gene pool gradually eliminates the foolish… but we’ve got a long way to go.


Lava over 2,000 F degrees bubbles under the surface of parts of amazing Hawaiian Island of Hawaii.

Like earth’s natural kiln, the temperature of lava can reach 2,120F degrees!


Bubbling lava glows shades of orange at 2,000 F degrees at Big Island, Hawaii's most amazing attraction - Volcanoes National Park.

A once in a lifetime chance if you’re anywhere near Big Island. I’d love to see this one.


Dripping lava (magma) flows hit the Pacific Ocean, causing violent steam eruptions on Big Island, Hawaii at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park attraction.

One of the coolest photos I’ve ever seen of multiple flows of magma dripping down the side of the island and hitting the sea. I think the night time lava tours on Big Island must be the coolest.


Violent meeting of lava and cool sea water at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - amazing Hawaii tourist attraction.

Like hell on earth – where large lava flows fall into the Pacific Ocean, creating thick hissing steam clouds. Bucket list anybody?

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