Witness The Astonishing Moment Lava Spills Into The Ocean, Creating New Land

Creation is a beautiful thing, especially when it happens in front of your eyes.

In Hawaii, the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano has been constantly erupting since 1983, dramatically creating new land as lava falls into the ocean on the island’s southern shoreline. Hawaii photographer Kawika Singson has taken some pretty big risks to show us just how mesmerizing that creation can be.

In the video above, which is part of a series Singson filmed with his GoPro over an eight-month period in 2013, Singson positions himself behind the dripping lava, looking out into the ocean, for a unique — and extremely dangerous — vantage point.

Rough waters usually pound the coastline along Hawaii Volcano National park, where Singson filmed. To approach the fiery flow is to risk being tossed into it by unpredictable waves, so Singson chose to film around sunrise, when the ocean is calmer. But before he could get his shots of red-hot lava pouring into the sea and clumping together in the cool water to form new land, Singson first had to traverse the lava fields and scale the fragile, charred cliffs.

According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the newly created land — —> Read More Here


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