Best of Web // Casey Munsch

Best of Web // Casey Munsch

This photo of a river of lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano was taken by Miles Morgan just before dawn in Hawaii. This image captures the different layers of lava that form from various cooling rates throughout the river. As the layers of lava on the flow front cool they become more viscous and their flow rate reduces. The other layers of lava compress this flow front giving us the folds on volcanic rock that we can see in this picture

Miles Morgan
Kilauea Volcano


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  • William Tse
    Sep 24, 2018 09:35

    Second Place! The layers of lava within the stream are fascinating to look at! Great display of flow rate and geological sciences at work.

  • Bradley Busek
    Sep 21, 2018 09:13

    Third Prize! This picture is beautiful, seeing the yellow blend into the orange and red is absolutely incredible. Plus, lava is such an interesting fluid .

  • Peilin Yang
    Sep 20, 2018 14:41

    Thrid Prize

  • Brent T Eckles
    Sep 19, 2018 12:09

    2 Place


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