‘The Fire Within’: Awe-Inspriring Timelapse Footage of Hawaii’s Most Active Volcano

Kilauea is Hawaii’s most active volcano and possibly the most active volcano on the planet. Geologists estimate its age at between 300,000 and 600,000 years old, with 90% of its surface emerging from the water in the last 1,100 years.

This six-minute video, “Kilauea – The Fire Within,” by San Diego-based filmmaker Lance Page, features timelapse footage of this awe-inspiring volcano. Born and raised in Hawaii, Page returned to his home state to experience and share this volcano’s magnificence, mystery and might.

In the Vimeo description, Page writes that this film is his attempt to capture what it feels like:

To witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest, or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake… I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective.

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