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Flowers growing out of a pahoehoe lava flow. Pahoehoe is formed when lava bubbles to the surface and partially dries creating a semi-hardened outer layer. The underlying molten lava continues flowing, pushing the pahoehoe into a bubbly form. Big Island, Hawaii. USA.

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Flowers growing out of a pahoehoe lava flow. Pahoehoe is formed when lava bubbles to the surface and partially dries creating a semi-hardened outer layer. The underlying molten lava continues flowing, pushing the pahoehoe into a bubbly form. Big Island, Hawaii. USA.