Timelapse view of lava moving on the plains near Pu’u O’o, Hawaii. The hill in the distance is called the “Pali”, it is the mark of a large normal fault created by part of the island sliding out towards the sea. Lava cascades over the Pali on its way to the ocean during the eruption. This is substantially sped up from how fast Pahoehoe lava typically flows.
Part of the most remote island archipelago on Earth, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument supports a reef ecosystem with more than 7,000 marine species and is home to many species of coral, fish, birds and marine mammals. This includes the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, the endangered leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles. A Hawaiian monk seal naps on the beach with a rainbow on the horizon. Photo by Mark Sullivan, NOAA/HMSRP, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
Aryton Page (A.K.A @arytron), 27, was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After living creatively in Las Vegas and Chicago, he is currently back in his homeland. Through each of his dreamy, pastel-washed images, he never fails to capture a little piece of paradise in any location.
These big black birds represent a huge conservation milestone for 2016. After being extinct in the wild for over a decade, ‘Alalā have returned to the forests of Hawaii! Help us wish them luck and watch the incredible moment they returned to their native forest. (full video)