Kilauea Iki's pit crater is still warm after last erupting 1959. Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
The walkable pit crater of Kilauea Iki (adjacent to the larger caldera of Kilauea) is still warm after last erupting in 1959, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the Big Island, Hawaii, USA. Rainwater seeping into cracks contacts hot rock below forming steam which leaves white mineral residue above. Established in 1916 and later expanded, the park (HVNP) encompasses two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. HVNP is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. This image was stitched from multiple overlapping images.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download