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Spotlight Images Archive


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Rocks ejected during explosive event at summit Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai'i Rocks ejected during explosive event at summit Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai'i Dense glassy spatter with large bubble, Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Bizzare shape of ribbon spatter from Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Scattered spatter clots on surface, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Sulfur-covered terrace, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Skylight from south side of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Sluggish lava flow on Pulama pali, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Ready-made ohia lei overlooking Halema`uma`u Lehua blossom from the ohia tree - The flower of Hawai`i `Ama`u fern with reddish-brown fronds `Ohelo cluster

Pahoehoe toe advances over ancient Hawiian foot path, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Lava spills over sea cliff at Kamoamoa, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Lava spills over sea cliff at Kamoamoa, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Snow blankets summit of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i

Pahoehoe flow moves along base of Pulama Pali, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Pahoehoe flow moves along base of Pulama Pali, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Aerial view of Pu`u `O`o crater looking southwest skylight above lava tube for Mother's Day flow Lava drains back into the East Pond Vent, Pu`u `O`o, Hawai'i Lava spattering from the west vent in West Gap Pit of Pu`u `O`o, Hawai'i

panorama from Hualalai volcano, looking at Kohala Mountain and Mauna Kea

Road on Hualalai volcano, looking toward Mauna Loa volcano

Mauna Loa Solar Observtory, with Mauna Kea in background

spectacular view of Mauna Kea volcano

through a puka in the side of the hornito

the last incarnation of the Cookie Monster hornito

last lava to enter the lava tube

family of lava tree casts

3m high lava tree cast

Waterspout spins between steaming water and large plume

Lava bubble bursts in shallow water in front of East Lae`apuki bench

Hornito at Petunia skylight, upper PKK tube

Spatter detail on hornito at Petunia skylight, upper PKK tube

A beautiful sunrise of the mountainside.

Spectacular sunrise overlooking Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

Ash-laden Halema`uma`u plume captures the rainbow in the early morning light. Photo taken from Steaming Bluffs.  March 28, 2008

Halema`uma`u plume, just minutes after it turns from ash-free to ash-rich.  Notice the contrast from bright white in the sky to reddish-brown near the vent.  March 27, 2008

Halema`uma`u plume captures the sun in the early morning, creating a picturesque sight.  November 14, 2008

With stagnant winds present, Halema`uma`u plume stands straight up, showing off the distant, but bright, full moon.  November 13, 2008

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Updated: November 14, 2008 (pnf)