Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii - August 28, 2006

At the Kilauea Overlook along Crater Rim Drive.

View northwest to Mauna Kea. [1744x1308]

Mauna Kea. [3488x2616]


First real look at the crater. [3488x2616]

It's huge. [3488x2616]

In the past, this has been a giant lava lake. [3488x2616]

As we can see in these pictures. [Closer]

The Halema'uma'u "crater within a crater". [3488x2616]

A relatively recent lava flow within the crater. [1744x1308]

A vent and a bit of vegetation in the crater. [Closer]

Halema'uma'u. [Closer]

Steam on the side of Halema'uma'u. [3488x2616]

View toward Mauna Loa. [1744x1308]
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