The Halema’uma’u crater erupts into a burning flower of lava with orange and black petals centered by a bright yellow plume of molten rock.
On Hawaii’s Big Island at the Kilauea Volcano and Pu’u O’o this garden of light and heat is a regular occurrence as one of the most active volcanoes in the world puts on frequent displays.
From the USGS: “Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 1967-1968 eruption of Kilauea Volcano. Halemaumau fountains and lava lake at night. Photo by C. Stoughton, 1967.”