Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): lava lake Sep 2016

The summit lava lake in a stage of relative calm with pieces of broken crust on its surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The summit lava lake in a stage of relative calm with pieces of broken crust on its surface. (Photo:... [info]
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Full moon and the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Full moon and the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near vertical view of the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near vertical view of the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The walls of the outer crater and the setting full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The walls of the outer crater and the setting full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Illuminated outer crater walls with old overlook (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Illuminated outer crater walls with old overlook (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angle view of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake and the moon setting above the distant silhouette of Mauna Loa shield volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake and the moon setting above the distant silhouette of Mauna Loa shield volcano. (Photo:... [info]
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Plate tectonics of lava crust pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Plate tectonics of lava crust pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dawn over the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dawn over the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Halema'uma'u lava lake. Moon about to disappear behind Mauna Loa. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Halema'uma'u lava lake. Moon about to disappear behind Mauna Loa. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Patterns of lava crustal plates. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Patterns of lava crustal plates. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small degassing fountain makes a "hole" into the crust of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small degassing fountain makes a "hole" into the crust of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Outer crater walls in twilight and gas plume from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Outer crater walls in twilight and gas plume from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small lava fountain making a new break point of crustal pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small lava fountain making a new break point of crustal pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake and moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake and moon (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava lake at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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