This video from Nature describes the dramatic impact volcanic activity has on the Hawaiian landscape. An eruption often leaves behind a destroyed terrain, looking similar to the surface of the moon. To the casual observer, it would appear as through nothing had ever lived on the land. Scientists, however, can see a sketch of what was once there -- trees, lush forests, and large boulders. Within the lava’s destruction, new life also emerges.
Learn more about the Nature film "Kilauea: Mountain of Fire."