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

Keahiakawelo, Lanai

Keahiakawelo, Lanai

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

 

2011

Tree and Waterfall

Tree and Waterfall

A liquid environment provided by the state's highest waterfall, Akaka Falls, provides fertile ground for large trees.

 

2014

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

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

Approaching Storm, Kapoho

Approaching Storm, Kapoho

A winter storm moves in to the eastern shores of the Big Island at sunset.

2010

Water Drops on Leaf

Water Drops on Leaf

Raindrops from an overnight shower grace the leaves of a banana plant.

2012

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

The Largest Thing on Earth, Mauna Loa

The Largest Thing on Earth, Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa is the largest single mountain on the planet measuring over 9,000 cubic miles of sheer mass. The scale is enormous. Shadow of our helicopter in foreground.

2007

Moon and Palm Trees

Moon and Palm Trees

Peaceful evening twilight in Kapoho.

2013

Lava Flowing into Sea

Lava Flowing into Sea

Witnessing the flow of the lava into the ocean from a boat only ten feet away from the action near Kalapana.

2014

Kohala Mountains and Clouds

Kohala Mountains and Clouds

An afternoon shower hovers over the distant Kohala Range on the Big Island.

2011

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

Bull in Pasture, Parker Ranch

Bull in Pasture, Parker Ranch

This bull seems to contemplate his future in a peaceful pasture off of the Mana Road that cuts through the Parker Ranch on the Big Island.

2012

Ohia O Lehua Blooms, Volcanoes National Park

Ohia O Lehua Blooms, Volcanoes National Park

One of the first signs of plant life from the barren lava, these flowers are life-giving themselves.

 

2014

Waiopae Tide Pools

Waiopae Tide Pools

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