Slow-moving pāhoehoe advances through thick forest NE of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō....

Slow-moving pāhoehoe advances through thick forest northeast of Pu‘...

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Slow-moving pāhoehoe advances through thick forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The pāhoehoe lobes surround, and burn through, the base of the trees. By the time the trees topple over, the lava surface temperature has cooled sufficiently that the downed trees do not completely burn through, leaving a field of tree trunks on the recent lava surface. One tree in the center of the photograph is completely surrounded by active lava, and likely on the brink of toppling over.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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