Hawaiian photographer Lance Page created the short film above in an attempt to document the sheer force of the Kilauea volcano, the most active volcano in Hawaii. And we're bowing down, because the footage he's managed to capture is terrifying, mesmerising and awe-inspiring, all at the same time.

Page explains it best over at his Vimeo page:

"Many in Hawaii refer to the lava as 'Pele', the Hawaiian goddess of fire … This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea's summit crater. I've never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life."

But don't take our word for it, check out the footage above and witness the demon for yourself. You can almost smell the destruction.

Source: Gizmodo