This remarkable video shows how powerful a volcano can be, as molten lava flows into the waters of Hawaii.
Nature's a powerful mother, ain't she?
Glaciers creating landscapes, rivers cutting through canyons, ocean currents moving across the globe... it never ceases to amaze.
This stunning footage shows, in actuality, how Hawaii's Big Island, and the rest of the islands, were formed in the first place: hot lava flow from the active volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
When the lava hits the water, you're in for a visual treat.
Looks like a steamy science experiment, doesn't it? Hawaii volcanoes are incredibly mesmerizing. The lava foundations drip across the molten rock, and the entire process creates, and constantly changes, the Hawaiian Islands.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is probably the best place to see this sort of thing, and if you go you'll find yourself in one of the most incredible spots on American soil. The ongoing eruptions and volcanic activity are monitored, and it's a great educational experience.
Learning about the history of the lands we live on, and the ones we're eager to explore, is so fascinating. When you think about everything that goes into the creation of our planet, no matter where your beliefs lie, there's no doubting it was a lot of work!