Two photographers risked their lives to become the first people to capture the explosive moment fiery lava crashes into the sea
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"It was relatively quiet along the shores of the Big Island in Hawaii for quite some time. But since early March of this year, lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows down again to the coastal plains - which produces new land for the island - and makes the Big Island even bigger. Now when the red lava meets the Pacific Ocean, giant steam plumes rise high in the sky - this makes it so magnificent and absolutely unique to Hawaii. I photographed
the phenomenon from land, water and air. A white plume currently issues from the vent - and I was lucky enough to get some shots."
-Josef Hoflehner [more inside]