Island of Hawaii: NASA space-shuttle photograph, STS052-95-037, 11/01/92, CIR 70 mm format. Low-oblique view toward northeast. This color-infrared image shows active vegetation in red and pink colors. Three major volcanoes make up the island: Mauna Kea (4201 m), Mauna Loa (4169 m), and Kilauea (1243 m). Hawaii is, from the sea floor to its peak, the highest mountain in the world. It continues to grow by eruptions from Kilauea.