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Apr - 3 - 2012

Miles Morgan photographer,shooting volcanoes ,erupting volcano crept as close as possible. “By that time I got to the volcano, was the dawn, and the first rays of the sun lit up the ground. I set the timer on the camera and went against the flow of lava. Waves of heat scorched my face.This is dangerous, yes – but a memorable spectacle and just an amazing experience. I’m not sure that I ever felt more alive than in those moments. ”

Self-portrait on the side of a volcano in Hawaii Kilaeua.

Portrait of Miles’ colleague, photographer Bruce Omori, placeing a tripod on the side of the volcano.

Volcanos height is 4100 feet and is one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in Hawaii. It erupts almost continuously since 1960. Lava flows cover the distance of six miles. Miles managed to photograph the moment of lavas first contact with the surface.

Miles says: “When you are at a distance of 200 yards from the ocean, there is a danger that is quite real. The land on which you stand – this is actually hardened lava, which for the most part is far from stable. Under a layer of lava is constantly being eroded beach. Lumps of lava falling into the ocean. ” In the photograph: a portrait of photographer Bruce Omori against the backdrop of a rainbow on the slope of the volcano Kilaeua.

“You go to the lava, the thin and so fragile cooled crust, which may gap in any time.If it breaks -you have no chance for salvation ”

“We must take into consideration the smoke and toxic gas. If a variable wind direction, risking suffocation, hitting a smoky cloud. A lot of people have died this way. ”

The flow of lava from the erupting volcano Kilaeua reached the ocean.

Photographer Myles Morgan

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