Geologists captured this image of a Koa‘e kea (white-tailed tropicb...

HVO geologists captured this image of a Koa‘e kea (white-tailed tro...

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HVO geologists captured this image of a Koa‘e kea (white-tailed tropicbird) flying high over the summit lava lake this morning (visible between the two spattering sources). These graceful birds nest in the crater walls of Halema‘uma‘u and other rocky cliffs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, but fly to the ocean to feed. From the Jaggar Museum overlook, Koa‘e kea can often be seen flying around Halema‘uma‘u and the outgassing plume from the lava lake.

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Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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