Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nature Nerd Wednesdays

Welcome to Nature Nerd Wednesdays, your mid-week nature break to reconnect with the calming, refreshing, and inspiring effects of nature. Take a deep breath and enjoy...

Get ready... More Than Just Parks has released their newest film, this time featuring Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Escape to tropical climes where volcanic activity slowly builds new land, where magma is spit into the steaming sea and calderas glow with brimstone. This is a reminder of what Earth must have been like in its early days, with sweeping landscapes of barren volcanic rock that was yet too volatile to be colonized with life.

So very different from our Rainier, Baker, and Glacier Peak volcanoes that slumber inconspicuously beneath blankets of snow, these Big Island volcanoes are active and oozing molten rock, serving as a constant reminder of the ways in which danger and beauty intertwine in the natural world.

We don't often glimpse Earth at its most primal, powerful, and dangerous, but this film brings us right to one of the places on this planet where such processes can be witnessed in person. Just seeing it on a screen is exhilarating, so I can only imagine how breathtaking it is in person!

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