Hawaii’s volcano eruption: Photos of sublime beauty and danger

These beautiful images aim to show the more artistic side of Hawaii’s recent volcano eruption, highlighting the sheer power of Mother Nature and the act of creating new land. Photographer CJ Kale’s breathtaking works show the molten lava in its incredible vibrancy, whether it’s bursting from the ground in fireworks fashion or pouring into surrounding waters, causing steam to rise.

CJ, 41, who is from Hawaii, said: I have chosen to show the beauty of the volcano and try to convey that even though this is a destructive event, it is a beautiful event. (Caters News)

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<p>These beautiful images aim to show the more artistic side of Hawaii’s recent volcano eruption. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Bomb Twins

These beautiful images aim to show the more artistic side of Hawaii’s recent volcano eruption. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>This photo highlights the sheer power of Mother Nature and the act of creating new land. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Blue Sky Blow

This photo highlights the sheer power of Mother Nature and the act of creating new land. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>Photographer CJ Kale’s breathtaking works show the molten lava in its incredible vibrancy. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Fountain’s Fury

Photographer CJ Kale’s breathtaking works show the molten lava in its incredible vibrancy. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

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<p>Lava pours into surrounding waters, causing steam to rise. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Forest Sea

Lava pours into surrounding waters, causing steam to rise. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>As it advances, lava engulfs the natural surroundings.(Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Lava Trees

As it advances, lava engulfs the natural surroundings.(Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>CJ, who is from Hawaii, said: “I have chosen to show the beauty of the volcano and try to convey that even though this is a destructive event, it is a beautiful event. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Pohikii and Lelani

CJ, who is from Hawaii, said: “I have chosen to show the beauty of the volcano and try to convey that even though this is a destructive event, it is a beautiful event. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>“Here in Hawaii, the volcano is embodied with the legend of the fire goddess Pele.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Washed Nuts

“Here in Hawaii, the volcano is embodied with the legend of the fire goddess Pele.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>“She is a depicted as a woman because of her beauty and destructive, fiery temper.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
To the Moon and Beyond

“She is a depicted as a woman because of her beauty and destructive, fiery temper.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>“I wish to focus on the beauty of the fire goddess and show how even though she destroys, she leaves more than she takes.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Lava Bomb Glow

“I wish to focus on the beauty of the fire goddess and show how even though she destroys, she leaves more than she takes.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>“And there is beauty in this creation.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Explosive Paradise

“And there is beauty in this creation.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on May 3, 2018, and has continued to send lava over the surrounding neighborhoods. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Fissure Paradise

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on May 3, 2018, and has continued to send lava over the surrounding neighborhoods. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>Whether in the air or on the ground, all the images CJ photographed were shot in between helping people evacuate the surrounding areas. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Bursting in Air

Whether in the air or on the ground, all the images CJ photographed were shot in between helping people evacuate the surrounding areas. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>Sometimes CJ shot photos after putting out fires as lava bombs crashed through the roofs of homes. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Fountain Splash

Sometimes CJ shot photos after putting out fires as lava bombs crashed through the roofs of homes. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>Since the eruption, CJ has seen friends evacuated, and even his mother lost her home in Kapho, yet he still sees the beauty in the creation of new land. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Fountain in Paradise

Since the eruption, CJ has seen friends evacuated, and even his mother lost her home in Kapho, yet he still sees the beauty in the creation of new land. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>CJ said: “It may have taken from me a beautiful place I love, but it will leave even more beauty for my children and grandchildren to explore and enjoy. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Dragons Lair

CJ said: “It may have taken from me a beautiful place I love, but it will leave even more beauty for my children and grandchildren to explore and enjoy. (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

<p>“I am filled with sadness and joy at the same time. This is the duality that is the volcano.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News) </p>
Fire Water Palm

“I am filled with sadness and joy at the same time. This is the duality that is the volcano.” (Photo: CJ Kale/Caters News)

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