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Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i photos: pahoehoe lava (Sep 2013)

Some images of frozen and active pahoehoe lava taken during an excursion to active lava flows from Kiilauea during the Round-The-World tour in Sep 2013.
Lava flows near Kalapana, about 13 years old, have started to slowly become green again. Ferns are among the first plants to take hold. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flows near Kalapana, about 13 years old, have started to slowly become green again. Ferns are a... [info]
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Broken pahoehoe lava surface (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Broken pahoehoe lava surface (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Folds of pahoehoe covered by a smoother lava toe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Folds of pahoehoe covered by a smoother lava toe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ropy pahoehoe lava in typical texture; small ferns grow from crevasses. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ropy pahoehoe lava in typical texture; small ferns grow from crevasses. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pahoehoe lava covering an old lava channel; ferns have taken root in the small fissures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pahoehoe lava covering an old lava channel; ferns have taken root in the small fissures. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Active pahoehoe flow margin with lava toes enlarging it at various locations. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active pahoehoe flow margin with lava toes enlarging it at various locations. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near-spherical lava toe developing at an active pahoehoe lava breakout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near-spherical lava toe developing at an active pahoehoe lava breakout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Typical ropy pahoehoe flow tongue, approx. 1 meter long. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Typical ropy pahoehoe flow tongue, approx. 1 meter long. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rapidly advancing pahoehoe lava finger. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rapidly advancing pahoehoe lava finger. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Still incandescent ropes formed on the surface of an active pahoehoe lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Still incandescent ropes formed on the surface of an active pahoehoe lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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Active ropy pahoehoe lava folds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active ropy pahoehoe lava folds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pahoehoe lava "sphere". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pahoehoe lava "sphere". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening at an active lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening at an active lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Milky way and lava rocks illuminated by the active flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Milky way and lava rocks illuminated by the active flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A collapsed part of a small lava tube during the 1990 lava flows near Kalapana. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A collapsed part of a small lava tube during the 1990 lava flows near Kalapana. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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Piece collected from debris at the bottom of the lava tube - a part of the tube's roof that consists of a coating of volcanic glass where dangling drops of molten rock formed small "lava stalactites". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Piece collected from debris at the bottom of the lava tube - a part of the tube's roof that consists... [info]
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