They may look like something straight from a science fiction movie, but these are the lava eggs that have formed in Hawaii, as a massive volcano continues to erupt.
Hawaii’s Big Island is in the midst of experiencing the Kilauea volcano, after it erupted earlier this week.
As locals deal with the fallout of the blast, photographer Joseph Anthony has captured a unique look at the lava eggs that have continued to form.
Although emissions are continuing to decrease from the summit, huge movements from the volcano are continuing to occur – with one shaking being recognised as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.
On Tuesday, ash plumes also reportedly spouted to a height of 12,000 feet.
Mr Anthony, 44, said: ‘’It was heart warming to see how the true spirit of Aloha has manifested itself during this time.
‘The relief effort is really one created by the community.
‘The soldiers just stand about making sure people don’t go where they are not allowed, but at the same time they didn’t enforce any restrictions regarding access to 16 and 17 fissure breakouts.
‘The Red Cross are supposedly involved but because they are bound by health and safety and rules and regulations they didn’t want anything to do with helping the community led relief effort.
‘The atmosphere in relief areas is very upbeat, fun, chatting, kids playing, musical instruments, lots of food available etc. but the good mood is tempered by their displeasure at how the USGS, National Park Service (NPS) and Government are not talking to each other effectively and they feel they are not getting information in a timely manner.’
He also praised the humanitarian work that has occurred as a direct result of the volcano.
‘The locals are doing all the humanitarian work and coming together as a community’, he explained.
‘The landowner next to the Pahoa High and Intermediate School allowed the locals to use the space for car parking and to put up the relief tent. ‘t is full of donations of all kinds of things from food to clothes.
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‘All day every day it is a hive of activity as people come and go for various reasons including getting home cooked meals, to collect water and other provisions, to drop off donations, to get updates and advise.’