Breathtaking timelapse video shows the beating heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (video)

Hawaii volcano
© Quang-Tuan Luong

A sea-to-summit project

If you liked House of the Sun, the timelapse video shot from atop a giant dormant volcano in Hawaii (large enough to fit Manhattan inside), you'll love this new video by Quang-Tuan Luong. It was shot from "sea to summit", mostly in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of the most dynamic landscapes on Earth (there's nothing dormant about many of these volcanoes).

Tuan writes: "One of the most mesmerizing spectacles of nature I've witnessed is lava flowing to the ocean as clouds of steam rise from the meeting of fire and water. I stood mere feet away from the 2000F lava. After everybody had left, I stayed to record the pulse of the flow over an entire night."

Make sure to watch in full-screen and HD:

Hawaii VolcanoQT Luong/Screen capture

For you photo/video geeks, here's the equipment used to create this timelapse: Canon 5D mk2 & 5D mk3 cameras, Canon 24/1.4, 24-105, 100-400, Nikkor 12-24. Post-production: Lightroom 4, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro), LRTimelapse 2, GBDeflicker.

Via Vimeo, TerraGalleria

See also: House of the Sun: Majestic timelapse from Haleakala, a volcano bigger than Manhattan

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