Kilauea Iki Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Three days after the park was reopened in 2018 I was eager to check out a few of my favorite spots. We had survived three months of earthquakes, most were felt briefly as quick jolts or shakes, some days there were many and every 24 – 32 hours one would be greater than 5. I have yet to be satisfied with my images of Halemaumau, ripped apart, an alien landscape, and a missing plume. I miss the nights I would spend watching the plume.
On this particular day as I shot this and other images there was a sense of reverence and awe in all the people I met. A deep sadness that so much had changed but also an excitement to see the new shapes and find reassurance in spots like Kilauea Iki that appeared to be the same.
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