Lava on Kilauea Meets the Sea

March 11, 2015


Photographer: Bachir Badaoui
Summary Authors: Bachir Badaoui; Jim Foster
The photo above shows an incandescent lava flow meeting a fiery sea on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was taken close to midnight on April 26, 2013. Flows from the eruption of Kilauea plow down its southern flanks toward the Pacific Ocean, creating lava deltas and thus adding to the land surface on the Big Island. Kilauea is the most active volcano in Hawaii and one of the most active in the world.
Photo details: Camera Model: NIKON D5200; Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G; Focal Length: 55mm (35mm equivalent: 55mm); Aperture: ƒ/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.033 s (1/30); ISO equiv: 3200; Software: iPhoto 9.5.1.