New video footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have you wondering whether Pixar’s “Lava” is coming to life.
An incredible 360-degree video, captured Thursday by Paradise Helicopters, shows the lava pond inside Kilauea’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent erupting into what looks like a face, with huge, glowing eyes and a fiery smile.
If its longevity weren’t enough, Big Island residents and visitors are being treated to an extra dose of magnificent. On Tuesday, after weeks on the move, a lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent made contact with the Pacific ― the first so-called ocean entry since 2013.
See the amazing video below. It’s sure to put a smile on your face.