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Emma Grady

Emma Grady
Living / Culture
August 26, 2011

Kilauea Volcano Activity

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The Earth may be humanity's only permanent home in the universe but, at times, the quiet blue marble feels frighteningly unsettled. Volcanoes and earthquakes show that the planet is, indeed, always changing both because of human activity but also in spite of it.

Donna and Stephen James O'Meara
have dedicated their lives to studying and photographing these incredible forces. One of their favorites is the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, seen here, which is the planet's most active.

Read the full story: Photographers Dedicate Their Lives to Documenting Earth's Changing Crust

Photo: Steve and Donna O'Meara /National Geographic Image Collection