Panorama - Guido Brandt Photography
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Pele meets Nāmaka

This image hopefully does justice of showing the raging fight of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes with her sister Nāmaka O Kaha'i, the sea goddess.

I really wanted to depict the wild nature spectacle that is happening there right at the ocean entry with lava pouring into the raging seas, creating heaps of smoke plumes containing nasty hydrochloric acid.

Being on the Big Island and seeing Pele is very special to me - I feel immediately at home there and can't wait to be back.

It was a fabulous night and sunrise out there with Nick Selway at the Kalapana Lava flow 61g. Thanks for watching.