These stunning images were captured by a lava-loving photographer who risks life and limb getting up close and personal with the world’s most active volcano.
Melted shoes and tripod aside, Miles Morgan has so far avoided serious injury as he chases the molten flows of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.
At times, he gets to within a foot of the lava which had been in the bowels of the fiery mountain just moments before.
Hot shot: Photographer Miles Morgan has to get dangerously close to the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to get incredible pictures like this
In some picture, the 41-year-old puts his camera on self timer before walking an eyebrow-singeing distance away for the shot.
The lava flows from the volcano can travel the six-mile distance from the crater to the sea in four hours, resulting in spectacular scenes as fire meets water.
Hawaii has two active volcanoes, the other being Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive.
Kilauea has been spewing lava continuously since 1983, making it the longest rift-zone eruption of the last 200 years.
Vivid vistas: Kilauea’s lava can travel the six-mile route from the crater to the sea in around four hours