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Select Images of Pele, Pu╩╗u O╩╗o, Halemaumau

Halemaumau crater glows against the darkness
Madame Pele in Halemlaumau crater; photo by Igor Koyfman

The face of Madame Pele, volcano goddess of Hawai╩╗i, appears in Halema╩╗uma╩╗u Crater on 6 August 2010, above. The photographer, Igor Koyfman, set the camera on a rock, used night exposure mode and a self-timer to avoid disturbing the camera.

Madame Pele, photo by Rick Fuller
Madame Pele at Pu╩╗u O╩╗o, from Hirano Store, by Rick Fuller, on 3 March 1984.
Halemaumau at night from Subaru Telescope
Halemaumau from Subaru Telescope, by Rita Morris, on 25 Oct 2012, 1:51 am.
Pele's face appears in fresh lava entering the sea; photo by Darcy Bevens
Pele's face at the sea, Kalapana, in lava rapidly cooled by ocean waves.

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World Volcanoes: Robert W. Decker

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The Gallery section is under renovation. We are in the process of digitizing slides from the Robert Decker collection. One of Decker's most requested photos is seen below:

Anak Krakatau venting a small ash crowd in 1960
Krakatau in 1960

Read about the Decker Endowment.