The Red Road

The Red Road

Entitled “The Red Road” after the coastal highway between Kapoho and Kalapana that was once paved with red cinder, this undulating river of molten rock flows over an unstable lava bench, its shifting and cracking surface providing little resistance as the viscous fluid pours into the ocean. A few hours later, the entire lava bench of over an acre collapsed into the sea.

Photo by Bruce Omori