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Tom Kualii Tom Kualii Photography Heavy Equipment Operator-County Roads Retired Veteran (Iraq) @theedgeexplorer Hawaii Photo Tours available. Contact me here or

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  • The lava ocean entry
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I’m Just thinking... this may never happen again during my life time.  If it does I might be to old to hike out 😂. Joined the gym yesterday, jumping back in the water, and still hiking my gear out to shoot other things to stay in shape.  To funny... the other day a friend and I jumped a fence and hiked about 100 yards to a cactus in the field.  Was a tough hike 😂😂😂
  • The lava ocean entry
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    I’m Just thinking... this may never happen again during my life time. If it does I might be to old to hike out 😂. Joined the gym yesterday, jumping back in the water, and still hiking my gear out to shoot other things to stay in shape. To funny... the other day a friend and I jumped a fence and hiked about 100 yards to a cactus in the field. Was a tough hike 😂😂😂
  • 2,225 43 20 February, 2019
  • Running river in the desert on the west side.  Totally different look then our normal wet side rivers.
  • Running river in the desert on the west side. Totally different look then our normal wet side rivers.
  • 743 4 19 February, 2019

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  • The beginning phase of Fissure 8 in Leilani
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#pele #tomkualii
  • The beginning phase of Fissure 8 in Leilani
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    #pele #tomkualii
  • 753 5 18 February, 2019

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  • Pueo in flight.
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Auto focus tracking on birds in flight is hard at least for me.  Especially when they flying low.  Once you focus point is off the bird, it starts locking in on everything else instead.  Challenges.
  • Pueo in flight.
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    Auto focus tracking on birds in flight is hard at least for me. Especially when they flying low. Once you focus point is off the bird, it starts locking in on everything else instead. Challenges.
  • 929 9 2 February, 2019
  • Of all my ventures out to the lava fields, I say this was the most fearful of them all.  Been through dehydration and heat stroke, bench collapses, whiteouts, avoiding lava breakouts, lava lakes,  crossing active lava, and many other situations.  Wouldn’t trade any of these experiences being a lava photographer.  Hope to see Pele again in my life time.
  • Of all my ventures out to the lava fields, I say this was the most fearful of them all. Been through dehydration and heat stroke, bench collapses, whiteouts, avoiding lava breakouts, lava lakes, crossing active lava, and many other situations. Wouldn’t trade any of these experiences being a lava photographer. Hope to see Pele again in my life time.
  • 1,525 43 1 February, 2019
  • Not sure if I will ever experience this in my life time again but I am truly blessed that I had the opportunity to be there and document history briefly.  I wish I had more time to do so but my job was more important to be there and help the community of Puna.
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So much thermal (heat) distortion makes this video blurry.
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#peleisresting #hawaiistagram #nature_perfection #igdaily #canonusa #tomkualii #pele
  • Not sure if I will ever experience this in my life time again but I am truly blessed that I had the opportunity to be there and document history briefly. I wish I had more time to do so but my job was more important to be there and help the community of Puna.
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    So much thermal (heat) distortion makes this video blurry.
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    #peleisresting #hawaiistagram #nature_perfection #igdaily #canonusa #tomkualii #pele
  • 891 19 31 January, 2019
  • Molten lava to “pohaku” (rock). Many many days in the lava fields and it still fascinates me how the land is built. Have a good evening world!  Aloha!
  • Molten lava to “pohaku” (rock). Many many days in the lava fields and it still fascinates me how the land is built. Have a good evening world! Aloha!
  • 1,891 34 31 January, 2019
  • The end of this road only to meet up with an active lava fissure.  Image taken on May 19, 2018
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#pele #tomkualii #pele&I
  • The end of this road only to meet up with an active lava fissure. Image taken on May 19, 2018
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    #pele #tomkualii #pele &I
  • 1,610 14 30 January, 2019