Watching Kilauea Glow At Volcanoes National Park

The Lava Glow, Kilauea, Hawaii

During the day you can only see a plume of gas rising from the most active volcano in the world. But as the sun starts to set a faint glow begins to emerge from the Halema’uma’u crater of Mount Kilauea. The lava lake is bubbling away about 50m below the rim.

We arrived at the Jagger Museum viewing point in Volcanoes National Park to find many photographers already lined up ready for the sunset. I had to get pretty creative with my tripod to get this angle!

I overheard one person say how they’d been there all afternoon to get their spot. That’s not how I want to spend my vacation! Hopefully this proves you don’t need to get there so early to take a good photo, we arrived about 30 minutes before sunset.

11 thoughts on “Watching Kilauea Glow At Volcanoes National Park

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Helen, I’m glad too! Makes me think of the “Camera Sutra” created by Trey Ratcliff, worth a quick google when you have a spare minute 🙂

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    1. Ben Post author

      Yeah it’s the kind of thing I’m not expecting to see again any time soon. It was slightly surreal, and hard to believe that there is actually lava down there!

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