Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii Photos

Sitting over the Pacific Ocean hotspot which created the chain of Hawaiian Islands, the volcano that formed the Big Island is active, though in a constant & low-keyed way which makes it possible for visitors to view it with minimal danger. Perhaps the best vista is from the air while the caldera glows red & lava flows into the sea, causing massive steam columns. The National Park Service provides not only volcanic viewing opportunities, but also provides several driving & hiking trails around the encompassed ecosystems.

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Mauna Loa volcano at Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Volcanoes National Park seen from air. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Halemaumau Crater within Kilauea Caldera in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Halemaumau Crater in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Mauna Loa volcano at Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Volcanoes National Park seen from air. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Halemaumau Crater within Kilauea Caldera in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Halemaumau Crater in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Halemaumau Crater detail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Flower offerings to Halemaumau Crater in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Kilauea Rift in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Steam escaping from Kilauea lava field in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
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Steam rises as lava flows into sea in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Buckled lava on sea in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Holei Sea Arch in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Kilauea folded lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
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Patterned lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Lava colors in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Reflective lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Pu'u Loa road cut by lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
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Trekkers traverse lava at road's end in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Hikers on lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Steam where hot lava meets sea from air in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of hot lava meeting sea in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Trekkers traverse lava at road's end in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Hikers on lava in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Steam where hot lava meets sea from air in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of hot lava meeting sea in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Smoke from a volcano seen from air over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Volcano from air over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of smoking volcano over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Looking into mouth of live volcano from air in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Smoke from a volcano seen from air over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Volcano from air over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of smoking volcano over Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Looking into mouth of live volcano from air in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Flowers along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Twisted pines along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Giant Koa tree along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Foliage along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Flowers along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Twisted pines along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Giant Koa tree along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Foliage along bird park trail in Volcanoes National Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Aerial view of lava flow meeting the sea. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of waves meeting desert land. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of Big Island of Hawaii seacoast. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of crater on farmland on Big Island of Hawaii. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Aerial view of lava flow meeting the sea. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of waves meeting desert land. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of Big Island of Hawaii seacoast. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Aerial view of crater on farmland on Big Island of Hawaii. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.

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