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a volcano in Hawaii
June 8, 2016

House of the Sun

Haleakalā is a massive dormant shield volcano on the Hawaiian island Maui, and Your Shot photographer RJ Bridges caught it at the perfect time. “Typically, the crater valley offers no greenery,” Bridges writes. “But because Maui received an unusual amount of rainfall during spring and summer months, it brought this new color of vegetation to the scenery.”

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Photograph by RJ Bridges, National Geographic Your Shot

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