Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This is what a shield volcano looks like

Flying In to Hawaii
(click to embiggen)

From left to right: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai - the three tallest peaks that make up the big island of Hawaii. It's not one shield volcano, it's several. The currently active volcano, Kilauea, is out of view, behind Mauna Kea in this view.

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