the perched lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Aerial view of the perched lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater...

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Aerial view of the perched lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. Small fluctuations in the lava lake level lead to frequent overflows. These serve to build the levee around the lake even higher, amplifying the perched appearance.

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Image Dimensions: 600 x 400

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory