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Stunning time-lapse video captures Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and lava flows

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Mar 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-27 20:47:57-04

Director Lance Page of Page Films has released this gorgeous short film of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano that will make you think The Lord of the Rings has come to life.

This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea’s summit crater. I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life.