Kīlauea Iki Crater

December 26, 2019

Crater rim

Photographer: Rocco Lico 
Summary Authors: Rocco Lico; Jim Foster

The photo above was taken earlier this month during my walk through Kīlauea Iki Crater on the Big Island of Hawaii. This solidified lava lake, in the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is surrounded by a lush rain forest. As of this past September, the moderately difficult, Kīlauea Iki Trail (about 4 miles or 6.4 km long) has been opened in its entirety. Photo taken on December 7, 2019.

Photo Details: Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone camera; using the 16-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX240 sensor; f/1.9 focal length; 4.30 mm; ISO 40; 1/495 second exposure time.