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On an early morning shoot at the Waikupanaha ocean entry, lava from Kilauea volcano poured into the sea, creating a huge steam plume that rose with such velocity, it generated multiple vortices as it billowed upward into the sky. A vortex or two is a rare sight... but when one after another kept forming, my fumbling with the lenses turned into a panicked rush to switch to my wide angle to be able to capture this incredible scene of seven vortices in a row!

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