Friday, June 29, 2018

Leigh Fermor


Στην έκθεση φωτογραφιών της Joan Leigh Fermor, συντρόφου και συζύγου του Patrick Leigh Fermor, στο Μουσείο Μπενάκη














Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fish in Oahu


A welcome break from the AOGS Conference, at only a 20-minute drive from Honolulu: the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, a fish paradise within an ancient volcano caldera.

Διάλειμμα από το συνέδριο AOGS - σε 20 λεπτά απόσταση, η προστατευμένη περιοχή του κόλπου Χανάουμα, ένας παράδεισος ψαριών, μέσα σε μια αρχαία ηφαιστειακή καλντέρα.





Chasing a humuhumunukunukuapuaa ...

A colourful parrot fish


Fish paradise in Hanauma Bay

Parrot fish in Hanauma Bay








Saturday, June 23, 2018

Banyan Court Lahaina


The banyan tree "family", filling a whole square in Lahaina, Maui



Friday, June 22, 2018

Hana guest house


"Instructions" at the guest house entrance in Hana, Maui (Hawaii)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mauna Kea Observatories

Mauna Kea Observatories. The 4,200 meter high summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii houses the world's largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy.



The twin W. M. Keck Observatory

 Gemini Telescope (left) and UH 2.2 meter Telescope (right)

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (left) and the Gemini Telescope (right)


Gemini Telescope


The NASA Infrared Telescope Facility


Keck Observatory


 From left to right: Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, Subaru Telescope and Keck Observatory

The Gemini Telescope (right) and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (left)

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The Submillimeter Array

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kilauea lava rivers and laze

Laze rising to the sky. Laze, a combination of the words lava and haze, is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten, 1200 degree Celsius lava hits the ocean. The sea water gets boiled, creating a potentially deadly mix of hydrochloric acid, steam, and tiny volcanic glass particles. The lava rivers covered a distance of 10 km from the fissure to the coast.





On the picture below, a helicopter is visible hovering above the lava river

Videos from a doors-off helicopter flight above the lava rivers on June 14, 2018




Monday, June 18, 2018

new life


New life in the domain of death and destruction: 
fragile fern emerging in the 1843 black lava field of Mauna Loa, Big Island of Hawai'i


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lava tubes


Huge lava tubes formed by the 1801 eruption of Hualalai Volcano, Big Island of Hawai'i










Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lava flower


Lava flower - παιχνιδίσματα της λάβας ... 
Lava field of the 1843 eruption of Mauna Loa, Big Island of Hawai'i