Kilauea and Mauna Loa are homes of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. They are wahikapu or sacred places. In March 2008, after twenty six years of quiet, Halema'umau' crater came alive with intermittent explosive eruptions, pulsating red glow and billowing gas emissions. During this winter sunrise scene, with Mauna Loa's steep flank as a backdrop, Halema'uma'u's gas plume - a traditional manifestation of Pele - is carried aloft in unusual south winds.
This high quality matted print consists of pigmented ink on archival paper and measures 14"x11".
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 14 November, 2011.