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Fumeroles in Kilauea Caldera
10-JAN-2007 Larry Hill

Fumeroles in Kilauea Caldera

Kilauea Caldera, Volcanoes National Park

Our first stop in Hawaii: Hilo, and the bike trip in Volcanoes National Park. Tourists in the foreground step gingerly across vents in cooling lava in Kilauea Caldera.

This area is one of the settings in Dan Simmons' excellent novel, Fires of Eden. Of course,
it was hotter in the book.

Nikon D2Xs ,Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 XR-DI Macro
1/160s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso320 full exif

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Laura Milholland17-Feb-2007 17:36
Wow, I had no idea of the size at first - until I saw the tiny people. Very impressive shot. And I'm with Bea - I don't think I'd go that close!
Jack Hoying30-Jan-2007 12:26
Those people really put the shot in perspective nicely.
Bea.30-Jan-2007 11:31
Are they brave or stupid? Wouldn't get me down in there. Great shot.