January 25, 2013

Lava on Hawaii Coast

Photograph by Ken McCurdy, Your Shot

A tour boat takes its chances near a spectacular sight: lava pouring into the ocean on Hawaii's Big Island. Flowing from the unstable Pu'u 'O'o vent on Kīlauea, the lava traveled seven miles to the coast from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, home to two of the most active volcanoes on the planet. When lava reaches the water, it cools and hardens.

Learn About Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park >>

Travel 365. Explore the world, one incredible image at a time.

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Travel Photos From Your Shot

  • Picture of Petra, Jordan, at night with lighted lanterns

    Night Pictures

    See Captivating Photos of Our Days' EndSubmitted by Members of the Your Shot Community

See More Your Shot Galleries »

Sponsored Content

  • TimFrame-orig.jpg

    Photo Impact

    Watch as Nat Geo photographers reveal what drives them to create iconic images.