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This Photo Captures Lava, Milky Way, Meteor, and Moon in a Single Shot

Adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II captured something truly extraordinary a couple of weeks ago. While hiking around Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii one night in September, he managed to capture the moon, the milky way, a meteor, and flowing lava in a single frame.

Shooting the ‘World’s Hottest Kiss’ with Pouring Rain and Flowing Lava

A few years ago, husband and wife photographers Ed and Dallas Nagata White captured the Internet's imagination with a spectacular photo of a passionate kiss in the midst of pouring rain and flowing lava.

Seeker Stories recently caught up with the photographers to learn more about the story behind the shot. The 2.5-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at how the viral photo came to be.

Chasing the Hawaiian Sunset with an 800mm Lens

Growing up in a surfing family in Hawaii, The Endless Summer was a rite of passage. As a young boy, not only did that surf film give me a love of the ocean and adventure, the image of the cover was burned into my memory (Even Vanity Fair applauds the world renowned portrait).

Soul-Stirring Infrared Time-Lapse Captures a Haunting Portrait of an Endangered Hawaiian Tree

The video above by photographer Gary Yost is remarkable for two reasons. The first is that it was shot in true infrared, with a camera that had a 650 nanometer conversion applied. The second, is that the haunting, stirring quality of the time-lapse serves a greater purpose than simply offering a novel look at the Hawaiian landscape.

The subjects of the video are skeletons of the endangered Māmane trees of Hawaii. "A powerful metaphor," Yost says, "for how outsiders have crushed the native Hawaiian ecology."

Photographer Captures Ethereal Photographs by First Soaking Her Film in Urine

Most of us baby our film, making sure it's kept at the right temperature so that it produces the best possible photos when we finally do use it. Photographer Brigette Bloom takes a different approach: she pees on hers... seriously.

For her series Float On, the Hawaii-based photog produced ethereal imagery by soaking the film in a cup of her own pee before she ever went out to shoot it.

7 Photo Tips for Capturing Epic Lava Shots 100% In-Camera

CJ Kale and Nick Selway long ago fell in love with Hawaii and founded Lava Light, a photography gallery focused on capturing the ever-changing landscape created by an active volcano and crashing waves -- and sometimes both together when the conditions are just right. And if swimming with fire and dodging lava bombs weren’t challenging enough, these photographers believe in creating their images completely in-camera.

Balancing exposures between sky, water and lava can be incredibly tricky. Luckily, Lava Light has shared some tips to help you get the shot without combining exposures or using HDR.

Passenger In Fatal Plane Crash Captures Whole Thing on His GoPro

On December 11th, Ferdinand Puentes captured many people's worst nightmare on video: his plane making an emergency water landing.

Puentes enjoys capturing takeoffs and landings, and so his GoPro was already rolling on that fateful day when something very bad happened to the single engine of the small plane in which he was a passenger.

Stunning Time-Lapse of the Mauna Kea Observatories and the Milky Way

Nothing starts your weekend off on the right foot like an epic time-lapse, and that's exactly what we have for you here. Put together by an astronomy grad student at the University of Hawaii, this beautiful film captures the goings on at the Mauna Kea Observatories, one of the best places to study astronomy (and take some stunning astrophotography) in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Photographing Surfers Underwater: How Sarah Lee Makes it Happen

We're in the midst of Summer, and if you're one of the many folks who live by coastline, you have access to one of mother nature's most beautiful elements: the ocean. And while the lot of us prefer to purely listen to the waves crash from the comfort of the golden sands, photographer Sarah Lee has been taking her gear into the water and capturing surfers do their thing off the big island of Hawaii.

Having snapped scores of mesmerizing imagery of surfers beneath the waves -- as if they themselves were sea life -- Sarah Lee's art piqued our interest. How does she do it? Surely there's more to bringing your camera into the water and firing away, right?

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he's had his shoes and tripod melt. If you didn't believe that shoe melting fact then, check out the crazy photo above: it shows photographer Kawika Singson with his shoes and tripod in flames due to the intense heat of lava.

Hawaii Volcanoes Time-Lapse: An Awe-Inspiring ‘Sea to Summit’ Journey

QT Luong is typically a large-format photographer who travels the U.S. photographing the beauty of its national parks. When he decided to go to Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, however, he chose to go digital and create the above time-lapse -- according to Luong, "the first time-lapse to survey Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from sea to summit."

Photographer Captures Abstract Photos Showing Lava Up Close

Want to see what lava from a volcano looks like up close? Photographer Daniel Fox has spent a number of weeks this year photographing lava near Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rather than photograph the lava in the context of its surroundings, he decided to get in close and create abstract images showing its intensity.

Camera Finds Way Back to Owner After Drifting 6,200 Miles from Hawaii to Taiwan

In 2007, Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia took her camera -- complete with underwater housing -- on a trip to Hawaii. It was on that trip, during a nighttime scuba dive in Kaanapali, that Scallan lost her camera to the deep blue. Understandably, she didn't expect she would ever see it again.

But as we've seen in the past, the rule is "never say never" when it comes to finding long-lost photographs. Six years later, the Canon Powershot washed up 6,200 miles away on the beaches of Taiwan where a China Airlines employee picked it up, and began searching for the owner.

‘Steven Tyler Act’ Working to Ban Celeb Photography in Hawaii

Paparazzi working in the state of Hawaii might have to pack their bags and move back to the mainland. That's because a new bill requested by Aerosmith lead and part-time Maui resident Steven Tyler may soon ban celebrity photography in the 50th state all-together.