Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Hualalai

The summit of Hualalai volcano peeks out from the clouds, mist and vog earlier this evening. It's one of the five volcanoes that makes up the Big Island and is the third most active, although it hasn't erupted since 1801. Many communities and resorts now exist on the flanks of Hualalai but they should be aware! Although Hualalai hasn't erupted for over 200 years, it is expected to erupt again, probably within the next 100 years and has the potential for violent and explosive eruptions. It is considered one of the more dangerous volcanoes in the USA.

4 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

All the potential threat aside, that is one heck of a dreamscape!

Tom said...

Keera - I didn't even think of that at the time I took the photo, but you're right - a dreamscape. Now I need to take more of them but I'm off the summit for a couple of weeks! Oh well, more cat pictures in the meantime I guess...

invaderxan said...

I know it's clichéed to talk about scenes looking like they're from another planet -- but this seriously does!

Beautiful...

Tom said...

I wish I'd taken this shot the day before (the volcano is visible in the "Oh no, not another one" post). Hualalai looked very unearthly that evening but I was concentrating on getting a panorama. Oh well...