Best of Web//Morgan Benninger

Best of Web//Morgan Benninger

This image displays an impressive fluid flow produced by an exploding lava bubble.  The thermal distortion in the bottom portion of the photo shows the magnitude of heat and energy driving the turbulent movement of the magma.  The elevated temperatures also produce beautiful vibrant colors and lower viscosity material capable of this erratic flow.

Photo taken by: Bruce Omori

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  • Third place – the colors, crispness, and flow patterns are beautiful. For some reason, I guess I am attracted to the images that you wouldn’t usually be able to see or photograph yourself.

  • Eli Kopp-DeVol
    Sep 19, 2018 19:21

    First Place! I don’t know if it is just the perspective the photo was taken from or not, but I love the way the lava seems to be larger than life and fill the whole sky. The way the individual strands separate like hair is just mesmerizing and the natural color gradient caused by the lava cooling as it moves away from the source is something else! I think I found my new desktop background!

  • Owen Brown
    Sep 19, 2018 17:39

    First place! This Pollock-like flow captures the eye with deep blues in the background showing of the contrast and power of the lava in the foreground. This image instantly caught my eye and it a well dereved first place!

  • Noah Granigan
    Sep 19, 2018 12:08

    First Prize! Seeing the “strings” of lava with different brightness is really amazing.

  • Ross Cooper
    Sep 18, 2018 21:20

    First Prize! This is a beautiful image in many ways. The flow being captured is molten rock, which has incredibly interesting fluid properties. The flow also is emitting light itself, which makes the dynamics of the image incredible. The colors are also vibrant and beautiful, and the flow is exciting and quick.


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