Album Panoramas and Stitched Images

Hite crossing

Harris Wash
The Three Volcanoes:


Seeing three of our most prominent volcanoes in one shot always amazes me.
While Kilauea erupts within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in the foreground, Mauna Loa dominates the scene in the back with its massive volcanic shield. Mauna Kea, our tallest mountain on the island above sea level, is tucked to the right in the distance.
But if you add the below-sea level height of Mauna Loa to its surface height, it is the tallest and most massive mountain on Earth, with a whopping total of 56,000 feet!!! Mauna Loaʻs volume is so massive that it bends and depresses the sea floor below, often creating earthquakes.

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