Volcano National Park, Big Island, Hawaii

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Kilauea Caldera, an active shield volcano. Lava is at the bottom, hence the steam

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Kilauea Iki, a hardened lava lake crater, which is one of the hikes I took through a rain forest, down into a seeming moonscape

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Thurston Lava Tube – sometimes created after rivers of lava flow cool

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unexpected sight in the middle of a vast lava plain

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Pu’u Loa Petroglyph — the holes next to the impression were created to house the umbilical cords of newborns in order to tie them to their ancestral lands

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Rainforest also exists in this incredible national park

 

 

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