Large Winter Surf at Lekeleke, Big Island

Large Winter Surf at Lekeleke, Big Island

Along the western shoreline large swells occur during this time of year.

2013

Cook Pine Needles, Molokai

Cook Pine Needles, Molokai

A rich tapestry of seeds litters a forest floor high above Kalapapa.

 

2006

Small Fish, Hawaii

Small Fish, Hawaii

A school of little fish hover in the crystal-clear water near Kona.

2006

Keahiakawelo, Lanai

Keahiakawelo, Lanai

Iron-red earth sculpted by wind erosion. The boulders were remnants of the work of a previous ice age.

 

2011

Molten Pour, Kalapana

Molten Pour, Kalapana

On an unusually calm day at sea, the heat from the volcano was purely evident.

2015

Ferns in Lava

Ferns in Lava

The green presented here is in stark contrast to the barren lava field underneath. These plants are hardy enough to die and re-grow in the same rocky spot year after year.

2012

Tropic Bird, Kilauea Volcano

Tropic Bird, Kilauea Volcano

These magnificent birds fly up to 30 miles out to sea every day in search of food only to return to the cliffs of the Kilauea caldera where they make their home.

2015

Honopu Bay, Lanai

Honopu Bay, Lanai

Looking north toward Honopu Bay, and Honopu Gulch on the western flank of Lanai. The land is arid and the slope and bluffs to the ocean are dramatic.

2011

Albizia Trees

Albizia Trees

These trees are actually considered a nuisance in Hawaii because they are huge and fragile, snapping easily in a strong wind storm. 

2008

Mauna Loa Cloud

Mauna Loa Cloud

The vastness of Mauna Loa is on a scale that is difficult to decipher. It is a massive piece of geology.

2017

Hulopo'e Beach, Lanai

Hulopo'e Beach, Lanai

Sun sets on the fiery red rocks that border this tranquil beach on the south shores of Lanai.

2011

Storm Over Ocean

Storm Over Ocean

Winter can bring substantial rainfall riding in on the easterly tradewinds. This one is coming to the never forgotten place of Kapoho.

2009

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Waiopae Tide Pools

Waiopae Tide Pools

A rainy day displays interesting contrasts on the tranquil tide pools of Waiopae on the Big Island.

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