Rather than run away, photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway run towards explosions of volcanic nature to claim to be the first to bring this unique view of lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii to the world. These daredevils had to enter the water within feet of where the lava was running into the surf, braving the scalding water and dodging ‘lava bombs’ floating towards them. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Here’s what CJ Kale has to say: “We swam in 110°C water just 20 feet away we could get closer for short bursts but would have to swim back right away to get into cooler water. The sand is not really sand it is more like glass and the water is filled with volcanic glass and lava bombs. We both came out of the water pretty cut up but it was worth it to capture a view that has not been done before.”