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Akaka Falls by Moonlight: How I Got the Shot

Summer and Fall are wonderful for photographing the Milky Way here in Hawai'i. We have many locations with dark skies and breathtaking scenery too. In October, the brightest part of the Milky Way (galactic core) is near the horizon at sunset; by November it'll be below the horizon when it gets dark.

A Star-Stack Timelapse of a Lightning Storm in Hawaii

Star stacking is a popular technique astro-photographers use to create photos and time-lapses of star trails. But what do you get when a lightning storm is also in the frame? Maui-based photographer Joe Domrad created a mesmerizing time-lapse that will show you.

No, I Didn’t Fake This Lava Photo

Yes, it’s possible. I did indeed capture what you see above in one shot. Although some of the Internet seem to disagree, it’s true. What you see above is the Milky Way, the moon, Mars, Saturn, an iridium flare, and lava from the Kilauea Volcano of Hawaii.

Cloud Cam Timelapse Captures Glow of Hawaii Volcano

The Gemini Observatory on Hawaii's Mauna Kea dormant volcano has a cloud camera that's used to monitor sky conditions. But during the ongoing eruption of the Kīlauea volcano, the camera has also been capturing the eruptions dramatic and eerie glow through clouds. Above is a 48-second time-lapse of the glow in the night between May 21st and 22nd.

Timelapse Catches Lava Flow Crossing Road and Consuming Car

The ongoing 2018 lower Puna eruption on the big island of Hawaii has caused lava flows, toxic gases, and earthquakes that have destroyed tens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Professional storm chaser Brandon Clement of WXChasing managed to capture this timelapse of a lava flow crossing a road and engulfing a car in flames.

This Photographer Melted His Drone Shooting Photos of Lava

While shooting for two weeks in Hawaii last month, Israeli photographer Erez Marom's drone had an Icarus experience. Marom flew his $1,500 DJI Phantom 4 camera drone too close to lava flows and accidentally melted part of the camera. He was able to capture some gorgeous photos of lava up-close, though.

Crazy Surreal Portraits Shot on Active Lava Flows in Hawaii

Photographer and creator of epic scenes Benjamin Von Wong has been quiet for a long time while he has, in his words, "been trying desperately to do the delicate dance of keeping my epic style while also doing good in this world." This surreal lava portrait photo shoot is his return to the game.