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- Strong activity at Kilauea volcano in Feb. 2005 / impressions from the VolcanoDiscovery expeditions in Feb. 2005 -

Lava forest

Impressive lava tree moulds, skylights and old (not very old: ca. 20 years...!) lava tubes underground...


Steaming fractures on the E rift zone, in a moonlike landscape near Pu'u 'O'o.

Pahoehoe lava

Ropy pahoehoe lava.

Group at dawn...

On the surface of a lava lake.

Lehua flower. Crater of Kilauea Iki. Active pahoehoe lava toes.

Group photos

VolcanoDiscovery expedition group 19-24 Feb.


Pam and Philippe.

Tropical tide pools and the black lava coast near Hilo (Mauna Kea in the background of r photo).


Lava surfaces

Forest covered with lava from Pu'u 'O'o ... Highway to the lava... Sacred Halema'u ma'u crater inside the Kilauea caldera. Offerings to geoddess Pele are being made here by Hawaiian (flowers next to a block, ejected during the 1924 expolsive eruptions of Halema'u ma'u) Frozen spatter.

Cooled surface of the 1959 Kilauea Iki lava lake (digital vs slide...;-)

Lava tree mould with charred remnant of Ohia tree trunk. VolcanoDiscovery group (13-18 Feb.) Large aa and pahoehoe flows on the Pali and the steam plume from Pu'u 'O'o (18 Feb.)...- too much lava to be everywhere;-)