Superheated underground water turns into mist and is forced upward by pressure and heat coming from molten rock and hot gasses below Earth’s surface at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, creating an ethereal scene above as this steam vent shrouds Ohia trees.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of our national treasures. Filled with diverse climates from rain forest to volcano to tundra, it offers a variety of uncommon scenery. Many of the steam vents in the park, like this one, are approachable to within just a few feet. For us, it feels like a chance to look into the Earth and understand its creative process just a little bit better.