These turtles come onto Ho’okipa Beach nearly every afternoon and rest for 6 hours or so before returning to the sea. What looks like 4-wheel drive tracks are from the turtles as they come ashore.
Heavy rain on Maui results in rain running off the hills into the ocean. The brown section of water in the photo shows the result of that runoff.
This prominent formation is on West Maui’s North Shore. This was another raining day hence the black and white.
Visiting Maui this week and have had a lot of rain. Tried shooting some black and white. This blowhole is on the northwest part of the island above Kapalua on highway 30.
Here is a rare early morning rainbow over the Island of Lanai taken on our recent trip to Maui. The vast majority of these are in the afternoon after the clouds build up.
During a recent trip to Maui I found these rock formations. They are the result of one of the last lava flows on Maui. Dragon’s Teeth is a unique formation located at Makaluapuna Point in Kapalua on the island’s northwestern shore.
I’ve shown you the backside of the crater and the other craters within the National Park. This is the big one everyone goes to see.
Haleakala gets all of the attention but there are other craters in the system as well. They are from left to right Ka Moa o Pele, Pu’u o Maui, Pu’u o Pele, Kamoal’i, Ka Lu’u o Ka O.
Plants are not something I normally photograph but this is an exception. The Silverswords is found only within a 250 acre area on Mount Haleakala, on the island of Maui. It lives 10-50 years and ends it’s life when this stalk grows to 6 feet high and creates hundreds of red flowers. I’ve seen this plant in that state two years ago but have never seen the beginning of that growth as represented in this photo. There are two very small Silverwoods to the left and right that are just starting their cycle.
Today I spent the morning in Haleakala National Park. After spending time on Maui’s coast, the crater is a dramatic contrast. We went from sea level to 10,023 feet and experienced a temperature change from 86° to 51°. Most everyone shoots the crater itself, as did I, but what the light did to the volcanic rocks, the floor below, and clouds on the backside was too good to pass up.