A hole is left behind by a large tree that was surrounded by lava, ...

A hole is left behind by a large tree that was surrounded by lava, ...

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A hole is left behind by a large tree that was surrounded by lava, burned through at its base, and collapsed onto the solidified flow surface a short time before this photo was taken. The end of the tree trunk is glowing, and flames from burning wood are emanating from the hole. This represents an under appreciated hazard of the lava flow field. Large trees that were surrounded by lava can fall long after the leading edge of the flow has passed by.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3072

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