In October, all eyes were on a small town in Hawaii as lava slowly inched its way from Kilauea volcano to the nearby Pahoa town center.
Supermarkets, drugstores and schools all closed in preparation, as the lava claimed a home and nearly crossed a crucial thoroughfare on the Big Island.
Although Page grew up on the Big Island — he’s based in Portland now — he had never visited the lava up close before. He told The Huffington Post that seeing the volcano “really made me feel small. It makes you feel like a tiny critter on a giant rock, flying through space. It takes you out of your ego … seeing the power of the earth below you.”
For two weeks, Page trekked around the very active volcano to document its flows, vents and crater, recording breathtaking time lapse footage along the way.
Thankfully, the lava has since stalled. The town of Pahoa is returning to some sense of normalcy, but the flow is still considered active. Scientists say the lava tube remains hot, which means it could soon be full of lava again, if it isn’t already.
Page’s time-lapse captures the destructive power of this slow moving lava, showing just how volatile Mother Nature can be. Watch the footage above to see Hawaii’s most powerful natural phenomenon do what it does best.