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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Black and White pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Molten lava flows]
[3 : Lava into ocean]
[4 : Coast]
[5 : Coastal plain and pali]
[6 : Hardened lava flows]
[7 : Craters]
[8 : Halemaumau crater]
[9 : Sulfur banks and steaming bluff]
[10 : Kilauea Iki]
[11 : Rainforest and lava tube]
[12 : Kipukapuaulu]
[13 : Mauna Loa road]
[14 : Kau Desert]
[15 : Mauna Loa from distance]
[16 : Mauna Loa slopes]
[17 : Mokuaweoweo crater]
[18 : People and structures]
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Large Format photos of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park · Panoramic photos of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the big island of Hawaii, is one of the most dynamic places on earth, where volcanic activity forms new land every day, while evolution has created life forms found nowhere else on the planet.

One of its volcanoes, Mauna Loa, which was responsible for the emmergence of the island from the ocean floor, is 13700 feet above sea level (the world highest peak on an island) and 42000 below the sea, making its total height the largest of any mountain on earth, while its very gently slopping 10000 cubic miles makes it the most massive mountain.

The other notable volcanoe, Kilauea is one of the world's most active, erupting continuously for thirty years. The Hawaii volcanoes do not have an explosive eruption unlike continental volcanoes, but instead spew a fluid and slow moving flow of molten lava (which make it possible for visitors to get close enough to a live flow to feel their skin burning), and then hardens into fluid fabric shapes which evntually add up layer upon layer to build a bleak black landscape which makes up most of the park.

The Hawaiian islands are further away from a major land mass than any other in the world (at least 2400 miles in any direction). Over the span of about 70 million years, plants and animals managed to make the voyage to the once barren islands and to colonise it, at the rate of one every 70000 years. In the absence of predators, they had plenty of time to evolve into more specialized life forms. Over 80 percent of Hawaii's native flora and fauna is endemic, including more than 100 land birds, 1000 plants, 1000 mollusks, and 10000 species.

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Glowing crater, plume, and Milky Way, Kilauea summit. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Molten lava flow and plume from ocean entry with stary sky at night. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Close-up of red lava at night. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Hydrochloric steam clouds glow by lava light on coast. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Braids of flowing pahoehoe lava. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Molten lava pouring over sea cliffs at dawn. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Lava flows cascade down sea cliff at dawn. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Glowing lava flow reaching the sea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Volcanic landscape with molten lava flow and red spots at sunset. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Holei Pali volcanic cliffs and moon at dusk. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Holei sea arch at sunset. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Hardened lava flow overlooking coastal plain, late afternoon. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Panoramic black and white) Ferns growing out of hardened pahoehoe lava circle. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Thurston lava tube (Nahuku). Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Mauna Ulu crater. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Halemaumau crater, fumeroles, Mauna Loa shield volcano, sunrise. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Halemaumau volcanic plume at sunrise from Mauna Loa. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Backlit trees and sun rays in thermal steam. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Mound of rocks covered with sulphur from vent. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Giant tropical ferns. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Crozier of the Hapuu tree ferns. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Fiddlehead of Hapuu (Cibotium splendens). Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Forest of koa trees. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Sunrise from Mauna Loa overlook. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Olivine crystals, red lava rock, and lava fields, Mauna Loa. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Hershey Kiss and  Mokuaweoweo crater floor. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Tall cliffs seen from Mauna Loa summit. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white) Mauna Loa summit cliffs, Mokuaweoweo crater before sunrise. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ( black and white)
There are 28 black and white pictures on this page out of 369 black and white pictures of Hawaii Volcanoes.