Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. It is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago.
Kīlauea has been erupting continuously since January 3, 1983, and is by far its longest-duration historical period of activity, as well as one of the longest-duration eruptions in the world. As of January 2011, the eruption has produced 3.5 km3 of lava and resurfaced 123.2 km2 (48 sq mi) of land. Lots of tourists and photographers come to snap pictures of this beautiful and frightening natural phenomenon.
Ocean photographer Matt Burgess from Australia has been taking pictures of the ocean for six years now. “I enjoy capturing the ocean in her many moods, one thing that draws me to the water most mornings before the sun rises is the relationship between water and light,” he explained. He also loves to capture beneath the breaking wave as people don’t usually get to see this view.
The volcano Calbuco, which was sleeping for almost 43 years, woke up April 22, 2015. More than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius were evacuated. The red alert is maintained as they fear new possible eruptions.