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I wanted to show how the large waves impact the lava shelf 20 ft. above the ocean and continue around and into this blowhole.  The wave on the left is another 20 ft. above the shelf!  This is not the sprouting horn on the south shore.  To get this image at sunrise, I had to get up at 3am and slide down a very long muddy trail on my hands and knees in the dark, wash up in a nearby stream and run between lava shelves avoiding very large waves, while the light of dawn approached.  I repeatedly had to grab the tripod and run to get away from each wave!

I wanted to show how the large waves impact the lava shelf 20 ft. above the ocean and continue around and into this blowhole. The wave on the left is another 20 ft. above the shelf! This is not the sprouting horn on the south shore. To get this image at sunrise, I had to get up at 3am and slide down a very long muddy trail on my hands and knees in the dark, wash up in a nearby stream and run between lava shelves avoiding very large waves, while the light of dawn approached. I repeatedly had to grab the tripod and run to get away from each wave!

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