From a year ago when the resent lava flow on the Big Island started. The powerful contrast between the fire & water inspired me to capture this. The photo went on to be a featured finalist in National Geographic's 2016 Photographer of the Year.
Watching new earth being formed is an amazing experience. Boiling ocean waves crashing into fresh lava & giving off clouds of steam along with scatter violent lava bursts from pressure release. Creation of the earth is mesmerizing & powerful sight to see.