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    • A. Karma

      Love lava...the patterns and the shapes are so beautiful. Sleeping Pele, a natural lava flow on Big Island, Hawaii

    • Brianne Wood - Photographer/Designer

      Sleeping Pele, Natural Lava Flow, Big Island by photo_snatcher. #lava #sleepingpele #bigisland #hawaii #hawaiianislands #unitedstates #northamerica #continents #travel #travelphotography

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