#shitjustgotreal #liquidhotmagma #theearthisstraightupglowingfromtheinside #halemaumaucrater #Kilauea So, this is the only active lava that you can currently see on the Big Island (besides the seamount under the ocean, #Loihi). You used to be able to see the lava enter the ocean if you went on a heli/boat ride OR drove to the end of “Chain of Craters” road from #hawaiivolcanoesnationalpark… you could see the lava hit the water and steam rising for a few hundred feet in the air. Now, it has stopped flowing from the Pu’u’O’o vent and is headed down existing lava tubes/cracks in the Eastern Rift Zone. I talked to a ranger today and he said it is headed (veerrrrry slowly) toward the main hwy (from Hilo up to the park) and towards the town of Kalapana. Within the next few days, they will be working on opening the southernmost road that is covered from a previous eruption since the main hwy will be cut off. The main thing I loved when I studied geology is finding out how dynamic and ever changing our planet is. We are minuscule specs on its 4.6 BYO timeline. So much has changed before us, and so much is still to change. #bucketlist I’d say this’ll do. #thatlldopigthatlldo #natureisamazeballs #geologygeek #volcanology #volcanogoboom πŸŒ‹πŸ™ŒπŸ”₯πŸ’₯ PS-wish I had a better camera, cause the stars are UNREAL from up here! We’re talkin mother f-in milky waaaaay! βœ¨πŸŒŸπŸ’«πŸŒŒπŸŒ  hopefully my GoPro vids come out well to do this justice!!! (at Halemaumau Crater)

So, there was this old dude out there who was an artist, and his medium is lava! As shown here, evidently he takes a big stick & gets some of the lava, and then shapes it into his art pieces! The end of the stick caught fire & he almost flinged the ball of #liquidhotmagma at us in the process! But he was sort of oblivious, although very friendly! He continued to poke at the glob of lava & make a sort of small bowl shape. I didn’t see the finished product, & he disappeared. He left his stick and other people continued to poke at the lava. It sort of reminded me of that SNL skit where John Malkovitch was the Driftwood Sculptor. #lavaartist #lava #kalapanalavaviewing #kalapana #kalapanalava #kalapanalavafields #kalapanaculturaltours #lavaflow #lavaporn #freakinglava #driftwoodsculptor #artispertheindividual #molten #hilo #hawaii #hawaiilava #volcano #wewerealmostmaimedbyart #crazyolddude (at Kalapana Lava Viewing)

@kortria and the lava! Touch it! Ga head! Touch it!! #lava #kalapanalavaviewing #kalapana #kalapanalava #kalapanalavafields #kalapanaculturaltours #volcano #volcanogoddess #pele #pelewasinagoodmood #lavaporn #liquidhotmagma #molten #hilo #hawaii #hawaiilava #honor #bucketlist #respect #heshouldhavegottencloser #itwasprettyhotthough #almostmeltedmyipad #amazingadventures (at Kalapana Lava Viewing)

More #lavaporn ! So amazing! Isn’t it gorgeous?! #iminlovewithlava #kalapanalavaviewing #kalapana #kalapanalava #kalapanalavafields #kalapanaculturaltours #lava #lavaflow #liquidhotmagma #molten #hawaii #hawaiilava #hilo #volcano #volcanogoddess #freakinglava #pele #pelewasinagoodmood #respect #honor (at Kalapana Lava Viewing)