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Kit Fassett | profile | all galleries >> The Big Island - Hawaii August 2007 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

The Big Island - Hawaii August 2007

This is my August trip to the Big Island. I started in Hilo and stayed at the Dolphin Bay Hotel. The owner John, is an expert on photographing lava. I got his advice on what to take pictures of and where I could find hot flowing lava. He advised, given the direction the lava was flowing, the only way to see lava was by helicopter. It had been flowing to the ocean in June and you could walk up to it. While I was in Hawaii the lava flowed east away from the ocean. East from Pu'u O'o (The active volcanic crater) and into National Forest Land. The lava burns the forest as it cools and created interesting sights.