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Adam Soule sits on his throne of lava.

In the Lap of Lava

Geologist Adam Soule sits on his throne of lava in Hawaii. The formation has been built by two decades of volcanic activity: Lava streams down the cliff in narrow pahoehoe toes that build, one on top of the other, producing this beautiful carapace. (Photo by Andrew Daly, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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