This image displays magma flowing down a hill. As the molten rock is exposed to the air, the outer portion cools and transitions to a dark gray. Underneath, the vibrant yellow shines through and streams across earth’s surface. Smaller formations can be discovered the deeper one examines the photograph. Magma forms by the inner mantle layer of the earth melting and can be up to 1,300 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest liquid. Additionally, magma flows slowly, creeping at less than one kilometer per hour. I find the physical qualities of magma fascinating and unlike any other substances on earth. The viscosity of the magma can determine the shape of a volcano and carve through land easily. I appreciate natural flow, representing true beauty in nature. The glowing warm tones juxtaposed with the hardened dark colors bring depth and intrigue to the photo. This gorgeous force of nature will destroy anything in its path.
Source: Budkov Denis, National Geographic