Photo of the Day 29 December 2007

Molten Lava Flow, Hawaii, 2004
Photograph by Frans Lanting
A flow of glowing lava issues from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii has some of the youngest land on Earth, remade daily by these rivers of molten rock.

"Kilauea molds the land, belching lava and fumes, hissing, roaring, always transforming," says photographer Frans Lanting. "The view I photographed that day doesn't exist anymore."