Here’s the craziest photo you’ll see today. Hawaii’s Big Island is currently experiencing an eruption of its Kilauea volcano – which is leading to ridiculous ash clouds and lava slowly creeping towards residents. In fact, since the volcano started erupting 12 days ago, FOX News reports that two dozen homes have been destroyed. In addition, nearly 2,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes.
But, it doesn’t look like everyone is deterred. Some people – probably on vacation – are still golfing on the island, despite the ridiculous backdrop. We’re not sure how safe it is to be playing golf under these conditions, but we appreciate the persistence.
As such, a crazy photo of a man hitting an iron on the golf course as a volcano explodes behind him is going viral this morning. The photo comes from Mario Tama, a photojournalist. It’s been making the rounds, and it’s easy to see why.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out the photo this morning. It’s via Getty Images. Check it out:
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 16, 2018
The crazy thing? The volcano eruption in Hawaii is actually a serious issue, despite what this photo might suggest. Some think it might be getting more explosive as time goes on. Some aren’t even sure if the real eruption is underway or not.
Let’s hope everyone on the island – golfing or not – stays safe.