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Take a breathtaking tour of Hawaii's volcanoes


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 10, 2013, 4:00 PM -

Hawaii Volcanoes from QT Luong on Vimeo.


Photographer QT Luong has taken a tour of Hawaii's volcanoes and created a stunning time lapse film.

In five days, the short film has attracted more than 21,000 views -- and the numbers continue to climb.

"The volcanoes of Hawaii are such a dynamic landscape that to tell their story, I felt inspired to interpret them through motion using time lapse and DSLR video," Luong writes on his Vimeo page.

The footage was filmed largely in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a hotbed -- pardon the pun -- of volcanic activity.

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, makes an appearance, as well as Haleakala, a massive dormant volcano that's home to some of the planet's most spectacular sunrises.

To capture the footage, Luong found himself in some precarious situations, backpacking on steep and sharp rocks more than 4,000 metres above sea level.

A sunrise and sunset taken atop the Mokuaweoweo caldera bookend this must-see video.

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