A. Werjefelt

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Time Lapse, Underwater, Aerial, and Wildlife Photography and Cinematography of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Last night August 23, 2018 at 10:20 p.m HST the Wailuku river on the Big Island of Hawaii was flowing 82,300 cubic feet of water per second. If the data from stream recordings is correct this is the highest output of a stream in history for the entire state of Hawaii. The old record was 80,000 cubic square feet per second in 1940. This is the first of 3 videos of footage we will be releasing of footage and facts about this historic day. 82,300 Cubic feet per SECOND... #Historyinthemaking #Hilo #HurricaneLane #Natgeo #Hawaii #Flood #ExtremeWeather #BigIsland #River
The Wailuku River is crazy right now...#Wailukuriver #rainbowfalls #boilingpots #hilo #lifeinthehawaiianislands #waianuenue #Piihonua
A shot from the cellphone of the Sunset off the side of the highway near Kona Airport last night.  The Shots from the real cam are crazy.  #kona #konasunset #lifeinthehawaiianislands
The latest USGS footage of the Leilani flow entering Kapoho Bay.  What makes this part of this eruptive episode so heartbreaking is that this stretch of coast harbor one of the very few large shallow water reef shelves between Kohala and South Point along the Hamakua and Puna Coasts. 
The coastal topography here is truly unique.  Our heartfelt wishes go out to the residents of Kapoho and those who have cared for and grown to love this area.  If you can, please donate to organizations like Pu'u honua o Puna, who can get assistance to those in need. 
#kapoho #LeilaniEstates #kilauea #tutupele #BigIsland #Hawaii #Tidepools #Hawaiireef
Slow motion footage of lava and tephra being blown into the wind above the tops of Ohia trees at fissure 8 in Leilani estates on 5-30-18. 
As beautiful as this may appear, the destruction this eruptive episode has caused to these communities is tremendous.  Thousands have been displaced, and the problems to the state have been exacerbated by various media reports with incorrect information causing the local economy to take a serious hit.
On the other side, the local communities alongside the National guard, HPD, HFD, Army, Local news organizations, and newly established organizations like Pu’u honua o Puna have been doing a stellar job at helping those in need and framing the events in a context that is in line with reality.  Mahalo to all those helping, and if you are looking to donate, please visit the Pu’u Honua o Puna facebook page, as they can accept donations and get them to the people who have actually lost homes as opposed to those not to those trying to capitalize on these events. 
Aloha, Life In The Hawaiian Islands

#LeilaniEstates #PuuHonuaOPuna #NationalGuard #Army #HPD #HFD #Pele #PunaStrong #Kapoho #Kilauea
Residents of Leilani Estates watch as former streets turn into a lava lake and cinder cones.  This community needs your help please donate to Pu’uhonua o Puna, the Salvation Army, or check GoFund me for individuals have lost their homes in this event (update: apparently there are people taking advantage of this event, if donating on GoFund Me please make sure it is to a family who has lost their home as a result of the lava flows). Mahalo to the National Guard, HFD, Police, Army, Marines, Red Cross and others for helping these people in need.  #LeilaniEstates #Lava #BigIsland #Hawaii #HVNP #LifeInTheHawaiianIslands #lavaflow #pele #magma #puuhonuaopuna
Hard to believe this is in Hawaii...but it is.  #SomewhereInHawaii #Deer #HawaiiWildlife #Hawaii #WildDeer #Maui #LifeInTheHawaiianIslands @hawaii_woods_n_water
Leilani Lava Flow this morning 5-21-18.  One of several clips we will be uploading.  Please donate to victims of this lava flow and support this community, links on ways to donate are available in our previous post. Mahalo!... #LeilaniEstates #Pohoiki #Kalapana #Kapoho #PunaStrong  #Hawaii #Lava #LifeInTheHawaiianIslands  #BigIsland @hawaiinewsnow @hawaiianairlines @natgeo #islandstyletv
The latest views from USGS of the river of lava heading down Lanipuna Gardens toward the shore, and the explosive fissures the night before. To donate to help victims please donate to Pu'uhonua o Puna, or see these links for more on donating:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38119223/heres-how-you-can-donate-to-those-impacted-by-the-kilauea-eruption

https://leilaniestates.org

Mahalo!

#lanipunagardens #leilaniestates #punastrong #puna #usgs @usgs #pahoa #puuhonuaopuna
The time before facebook and go pros, when we filmed the TigerShark Feeding Frenzy.... 📷@bradyyee @aubreyyee @thciletti @cwerje @littlemissbubblebrit & Bertinator #tigershark #tigersharks #whale #whalecarcass #hawaii #lifeinthehawaiianislands #cycleoflife @deepwatersurf shotgun #natgeo #sharkweek #discovery #sharkfest @natgeo
Halemaumau Crater TimeLapse 5-15-18.  The Halemaumau crater lava reservoir has dropped to record low levels.  As it dips below the water table, rockfalls increase, and the results are extraordinarily large steam and ash plumes.  These clouds were estimated to have reached 12,000 feet in altitude, but officials have warned that these sufuric clouds could reach up to 20,000 feet.  #Halemaumau #Kilauea #hawaiivolcanoesnationalpark #hawaiinewsnow #Hawaiianairlines #hawaii #BigIsland #Puna #Pahala #kau #NatGeo #Halemaumaucrater #hvnp #lifeinthehawaiianislands #
A live shot of Halemaumau blowing off steam...#halemaumau #leilaniestates #kilauea #hvnp #volcano #Hawaii #lifeinthehawaiianislands