Kilauea Iki crater hike 05-10-2014 by OSphoto
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Start of the hike - through the rain forest!
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Nice gigantic ferns and exotic flowers are surrounding me... But what a shitty weather for photography :(
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Baby-fern
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...veeeery big ferns are all around...
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What a funny spirals?... (see farther)
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Kilauea Iki crater overlook. Notice a lighter hiking path crossing the crater it in the middle.The weather sucks...
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Steaming vent detected!
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The mystery of the purple spirals is revealed! It's also a fern - surprise :D
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Look at another side of the crater
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Some amazingly smelling flower
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The rim of the crater
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Crater rim and a steaming neighbor caldera in the back-plan
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This steaming area over the rim is the caldera of the currently active volcano Kilauea
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Forest
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Entering the crater...
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These orchids are not native to Hawaii, they are introduced from Asia. Still beautifull
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Crater overlook
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Fern is the first plant to start growing in the wet lava cracks
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Piles of broken lava sheets
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It might be dangerous to hike the young lava fields - the fragile lava layer might brake right under your feet
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Stone pyramids are international
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Looks like broken asphalt...
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Cracked and broken lava field
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Impressive cracks in the lava crust
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The bottom of the crater is hard, like a huge asphalted field. Steaming vents are everywhere, white spots - sulphide
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Hello rain...
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It's heavily raining, water is dripping from my nose... And all the sulfur, which was collected in the air, is on my skin now... Hope I will not loose my hair after this shower
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Inside the volcanic tube
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Ripe coconuts!
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One of the Hilo beaches
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What is these feeding fish?! Sharks???!!!!
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Nah, just some kind of carps... :(
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If you think those white spots are some white flowers on the tree - think twice ;D
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Amazing heron lake
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Herons...
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