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"Paw of Pele"

I made it over to the Big Island this weekend to check out the 61G flow and it definitely did not disappoint!  This was my first lava experience and the sheer power of mother nature was on full display for us to enjoy.  After a long hike out to the flow, we photographed during sunset, stayed for some milky way shots, more night shots and then instead of heading back, we decided just to sleep on lava rock and wait until sunrise.  It quickly seemed rather cold so we went closer to the flow and slept next to some warm lava rocks which was an experience I'll never forget, haha!  Please feel free to comment and/or share :)  Aloha!

SHOE
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:iconlaromancewriter:
LaRomanceWriter Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student Writer
It is like the paws of a great big dragon :D I love it!
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ElegantAndrogyne Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Magmificent.
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itzikgur Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great Work 2 by itzikgur   
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ArkansanArtist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo!
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:iconorganicvision:
organicvision Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017   Photographer
Very nice! Perfect shutter speed and framing!
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PQ93-9A83-7UX1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
beautiful
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:icontam3n:
Tam3n Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Cool, but hot! ;) (Wink) 
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darkotomas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017   Photographer
wow :) great lava and water landscape :)!
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:iconcheryona:
Cheryona Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow gorgeous!
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:iconabacatshiq:
abacatshiq Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot!
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Lucy3DS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing picture
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
The subject that fairy tales are made of. :love: I have to come to the islands...... :heart:
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RowanHolmes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible picture, with a brilliant title! And an incredible experience too - sleeping on lava rocks! Wow! 
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VonZeitZuZeit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

This is a perfect capture of nature’s powerful beauty. Nicely done!

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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016   General Artist
Best shot I've seen in years, incredible!!
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:icondashakern:
dashakern Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic capture! I've never seen anything like this before! :) You are so luck you go to see this and thanks for sharing!
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Edwardv17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: This is awesome :)
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Photographer
much appreciated :)
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing shot! Did you actually see the lava flow? It's just stunning! :clap:
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Photographer
Yep, spent the entire night and morning out there :)
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! This must have been amazing! I've never seen something like this.
Does it happen often in Hawaii that a volcano erupts and the lava starts flowing?
To me it is pretty amazing! :wave:
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Photographer
I believe the last time was 2013, but it is a very active volcanic island that is still growing.  It's exactly how all of them were formed
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that the islands of Hawaii were formed by volcanic activity but I didn't know that it's still growing.
One day I will visit this beautiful islands. It's just such an amazing place on earth and you are so lucky to live there!
Aloha and all the best to you! I wish you many more wonderful photos to take! :wave:
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Tamami-tyan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
OMG, so beautiful!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Delta406 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
There is not enough volcano photography on DA. Thank you for sharing.
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
magma-nificent! I like the warm contrast of the lava against the cold water. :)
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hahahah!  Are you lavin it?
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:iconcaptainmockingjay:
CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
lol yeah :D
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JoshVita Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Amazing shot!
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
much appreciated:)
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SweetButtermilk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Is it dripping into the water in this photo?
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Yep, ocean entry on the Big Island
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AlexDrawingOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waouh! It is very awesome.  When the sea met lava, that bring out a fabulous power !
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks!  Very special thing to see!
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8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
So gorgeous and such amazing contrast and composition! :love: Definitely something i want to shoot some day!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Should come shoot it before it stops ;)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!

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Soooo powerfull!!!
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
not a dangerous night ?
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
was a little sketchy, haha
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:iconmarkotxe:
Markotxe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
well !
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