VIDEO: Fiery fury of Hawaiian eruption captured by Kelowna photographer

A photograph of the Kilauea volcano lava field on the Big Island, Oahu taken as darkness fell by Kelowna photographer Shawn Talbot.
Image Credit: 1 Stop Closer/Shawn Talbot

KELOWNA - Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continues to flow out of cracks in the earth and a Kelowna photographer was there to witness Mother Nature at her most fierce and beautiful.

Shawn Talbot jumped on a plane earlier this month to head to the lave flows from Kilauea on the Big Island, Oahu.

Talbot’s website 1Stop Closer documents his trip to “capture the fiery fury of flowing lava” especially as it spills into the Pacific Ocean.

At one point on the lave fields it was so hot, Talbot needed to put on gloves and a gas mask to get as close as he could to the fresh lava.

You can check out his daily journal at his website and lots more photographs from his Hawaiian volcano adventure.

Kelowna photographer Shawn Talbot puts on a gas mask and jacket to protect himself from the blazing heat emitting from the lava.
Kelowna photographer Shawn Talbot puts on a gas mask and jacket to protect himself from the blazing heat emitting from the lava.
Image Credit: 1 Stop Closer/Aaron Fluery

Kelowna photographer Shawn at the Kilauea volcano lava fields on the Big Island, Oahu.
Kelowna photographer Shawn at the Kilauea volcano lava fields on the Big Island, Oahu.
Image Credit: 1 Stop Closer/Aaron Fluery

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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