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Lava meeting the ocean. Plume of steam, smoke and gas clouds produced where lava from the Kilauea volcano meets the Pacific Ocean. A small tornado-like twister (right) of sulphur and other heavy gases can be seen curling downwards from the main gas cloud. Kilauea is one of five shield volcanoes that together form the island of Hawai'i. It is the most active volcano on Earth. Photographed at Kalapana, Big Island (Hawai'i), Hawaii, USA.
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