Playing With Fire: A Row Into Danger

Apr 10, 2013 7:00am

Daredevil sports photographer Alexandre Socci journeyed to Hawaii with kayakers Pedro Oliva, Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry, where they all quickly found themselves in pretty hot water.

All photos © Alexandre Socci/Barcroft Media via Landov

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Exploring the waters off the coast of the Kilauea volcano, the group was filming their latest installment for the TV show Kaiak, an adventure-kayaking program aired on Brazil’s Channel Off.

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After observing the lava flows at dawn, kayaker Oliva was the first on the team to dive in as he paddled towards the fountains of molten rock.

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Not satisfied with merely floating near the deadly flows and blinding steam, Oliva went ashore and nonchalantly posed for some photos and even torched his oar with lava.

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During the team’s trip, they explored the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu – scouting more than 300 waterfalls and rivers along the way.

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