National Geographic : 1924 Feb
Official photograph,U.S.Army Air Service, Photographic Section APPROACHING THE PIT OF KILAUEA AT AN ALTITUDE OF I,000 FEET (SEE ALSO ILLUSTRATION, PAGE 184) The pit was photographed from various angles and from points closer and closer to the edge, until aview was taken on asharp angle looking directly into the writhing, boiling, red-hot lava (see page 232). The camera airman here began to experience "rough weather," and could smell the fumes of sulphur despite his rapid passage. As he flew to the windward of the pit, his goggles were suddenly clouded with what appeared tobeafine dust. An old lava flow is utilized as a landing field, on which an airplane may be seen near the white automobile road.