HONOLULU (KHON2) - Is this an image of Madam Pele?
Francis Nagata sent the photo to us that was taken by his friend that was visiting Hawaii Island from Fairbanks, Alaska.
Andrew Cyr says that he and his girlfriend were on vacation and taking photos of the lava flow.
They had no idea what they had captured until Nagata saw Madam Pele in the photo and pointed her out to Cyr.
The photographer is learning more about how important Halemaumau crater and Pele are to the Hawaiian culture.
It was already a once in a lifetime experience to see lava, let alone capture its beauty.
Cyr says the photo was taken on March 8, 2018 at 8:32 p.m.