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Photographer Doug Perrine has lived on Hawaii for quarter of a century. He’s had several close calls photographing lava flows, and even lost a home to volcanic activity. Nevertheless, Perrine considers it a privilege to live on an island constantly being remoulded by geological forces. When, in 2018, a string of earthquakes heralded a dramatic new phase of the Kilauea eruption, Perrine was ready. His images document the eruption, which not only caused widespread damage, but also created miles of new shoreline.

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Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing a great cloud of steam, Kalapana,...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing a great cloud of steam, Kalapana,...
Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapana, Puna,...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapana, Puna,...
Aerial view of a river of lava, from Kilauea Volcano erupting from  fissure 8, Leilani Estates, Pahoa. Puna District, Hawaii. July 2018. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Aerial view of a river of lava, from Kilauea Volcano erupting from fissure 8, Leilani Estates, Pahoa. Puna District, Hawaii. July 2018. June 2018.
Aerial view of cliffs of north Moloka'i, Molokai Island, Hawaii.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Aerial view of cliffs of north Moloka'i, Molokai Island, Hawaii.
Hot lava from Kilauea Volcano erupting underwater as pillow lava, offshore from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puna, Hawaii,Hawaiian Islands, USA. 20th January 2013.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from Kilauea Volcano erupting underwater as pillow lava, offshore from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puna, Hawaii,Hawaiian Islands, USA. 20th January 2013.
Aerial view of lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, sending a river of lava to the coast and entering the ocean at Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Aerial view of lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, sending a river of lava to the coast and entering the ocean at Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Ohia lehua tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) on edge of caldera with lava lake, Halemaumau Crater,  Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, March 2017.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Ohia lehua tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) on edge of caldera with lava lake, Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, March 2017.
Lava lake boiling within Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava lake boiling within Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA.
Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the Pacific Ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapan...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the Pacific Ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapan...
Hot lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, flows over sea cliffs into the ocean at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, flows over sea cliffs into the ocean at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA...
Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing a great cloud of steam, and causi...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing a great cloud of steam, and causi...
Aerial view of lava river originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting as fountains from fissure 8, Leilani Estates subdivision, near Pahoa, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Aerial view of lava river originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting as fountains from fissure 8, Leilani Estates subdivision, near Pahoa, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Aerial view of a river of lava, from Kilauea Volcano erupting from  fissure 8, Leilani Estates, Pahoa. Puna District, Hawaii. July 2018. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Aerial view of a river of lava, from Kilauea Volcano erupting from fissure 8, Leilani Estates, Pahoa. Puna District, Hawaii. July 2018. June 2018.
Lava emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, glows from holes burned through Leilani Avenue, Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Puna, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, glows from holes burned through Leilani Avenue, Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Puna, Hawaii. June 2018.
Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa,  flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees, streets, and structures, Hawa...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees, streets, and structures, Hawa...
Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, fountaining over 70m high into the air and sending a river of lava toward, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, fountaining over 70m high into the air and sending a river of lava toward, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Lava erupting from fissure 8, Kilauea Volcano, near Pahoa, and flowing through agricultural plots to enter the ocean just south of Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava erupting from fissure 8, Kilauea Volcano, near Pahoa, and flowing through agricultural plots to enter the ocean just south of Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Molten lava boiling in a lava lake in a pit below the crater floor of Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. May 2015.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Molten lava boiling in a lava lake in a pit below the crater floor of Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. May 2015.
Pahoehoe lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, oozes from a breakout near the  Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA, July 2...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pahoehoe lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, oozes from a breakout near the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA, July 2...
Lava entering the ocean forming, steam, laze (a dangerous acidic steam formed when lava meets saltwater) and a waterspout. The lava originated from fissure 8, Kilauea volcano. Kapoho, Puna District, H...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava entering the ocean forming, steam, laze (a dangerous acidic steam formed when lava meets saltwater) and a waterspout. The lava originated from fissure 8, Kilauea volcano. Kapoho, Puna District, H...
An unauthorized hiker in a restricted zone venturing out onto an unstable sea cliff over a lava tube where hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano enters the ocean from the open end of a lava...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / An unauthorized hiker in a restricted zone venturing out onto an unstable sea cliff over a lava tube where hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano enters the ocean from the open end of a lava...
Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa,  flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees, streets, and structures, Hawa...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa, flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees, streets, and structures, Hawa...
Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from a fissure on Pohoiki Road, near Pahoa, Puna District, Hawaii. Downed power poles and guy wires are embedded in the front of the lava flow as it pushes along the s...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from a fissure on Pohoiki Road, near Pahoa, Puna District, Hawaii. Downed power poles and guy wires are embedded in the front of the lava flow as it pushes along the s...
Old trail marker sign buried in fresh lava flow, west of Kalapana, Puna, Hawaiian Islands, USA, December 2011.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Old trail marker sign buried in fresh lava flow, west of Kalapana, Puna, Hawaiian Islands, USA, December 2011.
Lava lake hidden the caldera of Halemaumau Crater lights up a plume of steam, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid at dusk, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava lake hidden the caldera of Halemaumau Crater lights up a plume of steam, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid at dusk, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa flowing in a river of lava toward, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava originating from Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, near Pahoa flowing in a river of lava toward, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapana, Puna,...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the ocean from the open end of a lava tube at the Kamokuna entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, producing steam explosions, Kalapana, Puna,...
River of lava flowing through Puna District, with vegetation on the downwind side of the lava river (lower left) which has been killed by toxic fumes emitted by the lava. This lava erupted fissures in...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / River of lava flowing through Puna District, with vegetation on the downwind side of the lava river (lower left) which has been killed by toxic fumes emitted by the lava. This lava erupted fissures in...
Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Puna District, near Pahoa, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Puna District, near Pahoa, Hawaii. June 2018.
A'a lava flowing over land, where it has pushed down a house and set it on fire. The lava originated from Pu'u O'o, Kilauea Volcano, from a fissure in Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Puna, Hawaii, USA....  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / A'a lava flowing over land, where it has pushed down a house and set it on fire. The lava originated from Pu'u O'o, Kilauea Volcano, from a fissure in Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Puna, Hawaii, USA....
Red hot lava from Kilauea Volcano flowing into ocean at West Kailiili, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Red hot lava from Kilauea Volcano flowing into ocean at West Kailiili, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA.
Hot molten pillow lava erupts from an underwater lava tube at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot molten pillow lava erupts from an underwater lava tube at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii
Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii,  Heat waves rising from the lava distort his image. Model released MR 381  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii, Heat waves rising from the lava distort his image. Model released MR 381
Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from fissures in Kapoho, shooting glowing lava bombs hundreds of meters into the sky and releasing clouds of poisonous gases. Puna District, near Pahoa, Hawaii. June 2...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava from Kilauea Volcano erupts from fissures in Kapoho, shooting glowing lava bombs hundreds of meters into the sky and releasing clouds of poisonous gases. Puna District, near Pahoa, Hawaii. June 2...
Hot lava glows through the cracks of pahoehoe in the 61G flow field, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, and flowing toward the ocean in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kamokuna, Kalapana, Pun...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava glows through the cracks of pahoehoe in the 61G flow field, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, and flowing toward the ocean in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kamokuna, Kalapana, Pun...
Lava flowing from Kilauea Volcano, Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA. December 2012.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava flowing from Kilauea Volcano, Big Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA. December 2012.
Pahoehoe lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, oozes from a breakout near the  Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA, July 2...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pahoehoe lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, oozes from a breakout near the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii, USA, July 2...
'Lava boat' or 'Lavaberg' (large chunk of partially hardened lava) floats down the lava river flowing through Kapoho, from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / 'Lava boat' or 'Lavaberg' (large chunk of partially hardened lava) floats down the lava river flowing through Kapoho, from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Lava entering the ocean flowing in river from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava entering the ocean flowing in river from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Hot  lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, flows over sea cliffs into the ocean under the stars and moon, Kamokuna, Kalapana, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puna, Hawaii...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hot lava from the 61G flow, emanating from Pu'u O'o on Kilauea Volcano, flows over sea cliffs into the ocean under the stars and moon, Kamokuna, Kalapana, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puna, Hawaii...
A'a lava entering the ocean, emanating from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / A'a lava entering the ocean, emanating from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Lava entering the ocean, emanating from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano east. Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava entering the ocean, emanating from Fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano east. Cape Kumukahi, Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii. June 2018.
Lava lake hidden the caldera of Halemaumau Crater lights up a plume of steam, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid at dusk, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. March 2017.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava lake hidden the caldera of Halemaumau Crater lights up a plume of steam, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid at dusk, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. March 2017.
Pahoehoe lava flows into Lae' apuki bench, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, USA. Jan 2000  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pahoehoe lava flows into Lae' apuki bench, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, USA. Jan 2000
Lava erupting from fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, in Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Here a river of lava flows  through what was formerly a Papaya orchard in Kapoho, lower Puna District, Hawa...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava erupting from fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, in Leilani Estates, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Here a river of lava flows through what was formerly a Papaya orchard in Kapoho, lower Puna District, Hawa...
River of lava erupting from fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, near Pahoa, flowing through Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii June 2018.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / River of lava erupting from fissure 8 of the Kilauea Volcano, near Pahoa, flowing through Kapoho, Puna District, Hawaii June 2018.
Pahoehoe lava flows off Lae' apuki bench into sea, at night, Kilauea active volcano, Hawaii, USA. Jan 2000  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pahoehoe lava flows off Lae' apuki bench into sea, at night, Kilauea active volcano, Hawaii, USA. Jan 2000
Lava flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees and structures. The lava originated rom Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, Leilani Estates, nea...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lava flowing through lower Puna into Kapoho, destroying agricultural properties and burning trees and structures. The lava originated rom Kilauea Volcano, erupting from fissure 8, Leilani Estates, nea...
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