Hawai’i

Haleakela Sunrise, Maui

Shot from the top of Haleakela Volcano just after sunup on December 31, 2006.

Haleakela Sunrise, Maui

Coast of Kaua'i near Kapa'a

An afternoon picture taken looking south along the coast in front of Kapa'a on January 1,2007.

Coast of Kaua'i near Kapa'a

Exploding Surf, Keanae, Peninsula, Maui

Taken from a distance of about 50 feet from the nearest waves as they land on lava rocks.

Exploding Surf, Keanae, Peninsula, Maui

Exploding Wave off Ke'e Beach, Kaua'i

The waves here go in and then "bounce" back out, and when an incoming meets an outgoing there going to be action! This is the north-eastern end of the Na Pali Coast.

Exploding Wave off Ke'e Beach, Kaua'i

Foaming Surf Along the Na Pali Cliffs, Kaua'i

The surf along the Na Pali is renowned for its roughness and in this case it is crashing right onto the cliffs so that foam is visible below the surface of the water for several feet.

Foaming Surf Along the Na Pali Cliffs, Kaua'i

Foaming Surf and Cave, Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i

The typical crshing surf of the Na Pali Coase seen at the mouth of a cave, made more interesing by the foam visible beneath the surface. The tip of a rotor of our helicopter is visible at the top.

Foaming Surf and Cave, Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i

Haleakela Dawn, Maui

Shot from the top of Haleakela Volcano moments before sunup. In spite of its tropical location, Haleakela's peak is very cold before sunrise!

Haleakela Dawn, Maui

Haleakela Shadow, Maui

Taken from the top of Haleakela Volcano looking toward western Maui just after sunrise.

Haleakela Shadow, Maui

Honolua Bay, Maui

A small piece of sand in far northwestern Maui along a narrow road that winds along the coast. There are actually a couple of surfers resting on the beach. I recommend taking a few hours to visit the road around the northwest coast of Maui- narrow, winding, beautiful, and off the tourist track!

Honolua Bay, Maui

Kapa'a Surf, Kaua'i

Waves hitting driftwood on the edge of Wailua Bay.

Kapa'a Surf, Kaua'i

Kaua'i Valley, From the Air

A narrow valley in the Kaua'i up-country from the air. Much of Kaua'i can only be seen from air because it is so rugged.

Kaua'i Valley, From the Air

Kaua'i Waterfall

Kaua'i has many, many waterfalls, most of which are visible only from the air. I did not note the name of this one.

Kaua'i Waterfall

Keanae Peninsula, Maui

View of the Keanae Peninsula when approaching from the west on the Road to Hana.

Keanae Peninsula, Maui

Kilauea Lighthouse and Bay, Kaua'i

Waves crashing below the Kilauea Lighthouse at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, one of the few places in the world where the Nene, a goose that is the Hawaiin state bird, is found.

Kilauea Lighthouse and Bay, Kaua'i

Lava Arch, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Maui

This lava arch is found very near Hana.

Lava Arch, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Maui

Manawaiopuna Falls, Kaua'i

Also known as "Jurassic Falls" after appearing prominently in the movie "Jurassic Park," this large falls is visible only from the air because it sits on private land.

Manawaiopuna Falls, Kaua'i

Maui Sunset

Sunset over West Maui as seen from the north coast of Maui near Paia.

Maui Sunset

Moonrise, Princeville, Kaua'i

Moonrise, Princeville, Kaua'i

Na Pali Coast from the Water, Kaua'i

Taken from a boat heading northeast toward the Na Pali coast north of Nohili Point.

Na Pali Coast from the Water, Kaua'i

Na Pali Sunset Kilauea, Kaua'i

Looking west from Kilauea toward the Na Pali Coast several miles away.

Na Pali Sunset Kilauea, Kaua'i

Near Kekaha, Kaua'i

Taken from a boat that was headed northwest toward the Na Pali Coast along the southern coast of Kaua'i.

Near Kekaha, Kaua'i

Opaeka'a Falls, Kaua'i

This large double falls near Kapa'a is easily seen from a distance but is almost impossible to approach.

Opaeka'a Falls, Kaua'i

Opaeka'a Falls, Kaua'i

Large format, taken at 7:57 a.m. on the cloudy second morning of 2007. It is interesting to see such a beautiful falls with houses perched right hear the top. The exposure was 1/2 second at f/16.5 on Ilford FP4+ film. 010207-02

Opaeka'a Falls, Kaua'i

Rainbow below Helicopter, Kaua'i

Interestingly, when flying through rain a rainbow appears below the helicopter. Kaua'i boasts the rainiest spot on earth, with average annual rainfall in excess of 450 inches!

Rainbow below Helicopter, Kaua'i

Sea Turtle, Maui

Taken underwater, this large sea turtle swam beneath me.

Sea Turtle, Maui

Surf on Lava Rocks, Keanae Peninsula, Maui

Several waves hitting the rocks protecting the west side of the peninsula.

Surf on Lava Rocks, Keanae Peninsula, Maui

Surf Pounding Lava Rocks, Keanae Peninsula, Maui

A large wave crashes over a lava rock at the tip of the Keanae Peninsula.

Surf Pounding Lava Rocks, Keanae Peninsula, Maui

The Dragon's Teeth, Kapalua, Maui

Formed by molten lava cooled by the sea, this row of 2 foot high "teeth" is hidden beyond a golf course where most tourists wouldn't know to look.

The Dragon's Teeth, Kapalua, Maui

Upland Kaua'i From the Air

The center of Kaua'i, known as the "wettest place on earth" with an average of over 450 inches of annual rainfall, is almost always covered in clouds.

Upland Kaua'i From the Air

Waimea Canyon Waterfalls, Kaua'i

Waterfalls near the top of Waimea Canyon on western Kaua'i.

Waimea Canyon Waterfalls, Kaua'i

Wainiha River, Kaua'i

A beautiful section of the Wainiha River flowing out of the mountains of northern Kaua'i.

Wainiha River, Kaua'i

Wainiha River panorama, Kaua'i

Made by putting 2 photographs together, this panorama shows the part of the river very near the sea on the north coast of Kaua'i.

Wainiha River panorama, Kaua'i

Waterfalls from Clouds, Kaua'i

These waterfalls appear to fall straight from the clouds in the high mountains of Kaua'i.

Waterfalls from Clouds, Kaua'i

Waves in Hana, Maui

Actually taken from the dining room of the Hotel Hana-Maui. And yes, the food was as good as the view!

Waves in Hana, Maui

Waves on the Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i

This is the Na Pali Coast- shrouded in mist and spray with wind-driven waves crashing against the cliffs, as seen from Ke'e Beach.

Waves on the Na Pali Coast, Kaua'i

Wave Crashing Over Rock, Maui

A lone rock being swept over along the northwest coast of Maui. NOTE: I minimized the color of a couple of tourists in brilliant blue coats that were a big distraction in this picture.

Wave Crashing Over Rock, Maui
Hawai’i was last modified: December 29th, 2014 by Dafydd Jones