/ 2023 / Fine Art / Landscape

Emerging Earth: Volcanic Eruptions of Mauna Loa

On November 27th, 2022, the world’s largest volcano erupted for the first time in 38 years. Flying nearly 13,000 feet above the sea, I documented this sacred event from an open-air helicopter on Hawaiʻi island. Through intimate, aerial perspectives, these photographs capture the history of Mauna Loa's eruption, and the thrilling metamorphosis of our living Earth. The inexorable flow of lava through one of the most awe inspiring landscapes reveals interplay of mortality and vitality, death and life – a vision into the past, the present, and the future. If the Earth can change, so can we.

Cody Roberts is a fine art photographer who documents the majestic wilds of the Earth. Based in the Hawaiian Islands, his work stems from a passion for discovering the wondrous elements and magnificent landscapes of our planet, and sharing the stories of their significance to reveal our connection with the natural world. Through careful studies of light, composition, geography and weather, Cody has received several international awards and honors for his photography, notably for his aerial images. He is currently an artist in residence at the Four Seasons Maui, and his artworks