Denesa’s Experience Photographing This Moment

15 feet (4.5 meters) above a lava breakout from Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano, the heat rushes up my belly.

Tempted to pull back, I lean further out of the doorless helicopter. The whine of the chopper blades fades to an otherworldly silence as every cell of my being melds with the creative process, suspended in a single drop of time. When the creative wave completes itself, sound snaps back.

I blink, and it hits me: This is really happening.

I’m actually watching the primordial forces of nature give birth to new land, expanding this beloved island further out into the ocean. Disbelief gives way to gratitude, rinsing clean through me.

Photographed at Kilauea volcano, Volcanos National Park, Hawaii Island in May 2016
Total Quantity in Edition: 111
Quantity Available via the website: 100
Size Prints Available
Single Prints:
  • INTIMATE: 8″X12″ | 0.2×0.3m $349
  • PRESENT: 16″X24″ | 0.4×0.6m $499
  • AWAKE: 24″X36″ | 0.6×0.9m $749
  • VIBRANT: 32″X48″ | 0.8×1.2m $1,499
  • MAJESTIC: 48″X72″ | 1.2×1.8m $3,199
Triptych Panels:
  • IMMERSIVE: 6×9′ | 1.8×2.7m (in three panels of 3×6′ | 1.8×0.9m) $9,999
  • GRAND IMMERSIVE: 8×12′ | 2.4×3.6m (in three panels of 8×4′ | 1.2×2.4m) $14,999

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Ecosystem Information

Kilauea is one of our Earth’s most active volcanos, erupting continuously since 1983. Like all Hawaiian volcanos, it is a shield type, with a cone shape and gentle slope. Until recent new lava break outs, Kilauea’s summit contained a lava lake known as Halema’uma’u, which was about two miles by two miles with walls of about 400 feet. Much of the lava from that lake now pours through fissures in our Earth’s crust in the Puna area. Kilauea is about 300,000 to 600,000 years old and is said to be the home of Pele, goddess of fire, lava, dance, wind and lightening. She is a force to be reckoned with and embodies the power to create, destroy and create anew.

Environmental Organization Benefiting

Pu’uhonua o Puna + directly to families in need

How You’re Helping

Congratulations and thank you so much! By bringing this print into your space, you’re helping the families, farms and small businesses who lost everything in the 2018 lava breakouts to rebuild their lives. For a limited time, we are donating 100% of proceeds to community-led efforts and directly to the families themselves. 100% of the money we raise will directly benefit families in need. 0% will go towards administrative costs. Our sisters and brothers, aunies and uncles and ohana (family) on the Big Island thank you in advance for your support. Together we rise!



Dye-Infused Recycled Aircraft Aluminum with accompanying certificate of authenticity made of solar-etched reclaimed wood and eco-friendly paper using soy-based inks.

Trees planted per print (from smallest sized print to largest sized print)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Trees planted per edition

111-777, depending on which size prints are collected

is an award-winning carbon-neutral nature photographer from California.

She risks her life traveling to the most exquisite, remote locations on the globe to bring the majesty of nature’s essence into the homes of heart-centered art-lovers all over the world. She donates 50% of proceeds to projects doing tangible, meaningful good for the ecosystems and/or species in each print. Each eco-luxuriously hand-crafted, limited-edition wall-sized photograph is made from recycled materials and protects the ecosystem in the picture, helping it to thrive and continue to inspire the deepest parts of our being.

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