It’s not often you can find Kaanapali Beach empty of people to get a clean shot of Lanai.
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.
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.
That’s the title of an old western song that was a favorite of my dad’s and these barbed wire fences are fun to photograph when I find them. This location is one that I visited two years ago. Hookipa Beach is a popular surfing area with an overlook to watch the surfers. On the back side of the overlook is a steep trail to the ocean which is bordered by this western fence.
I’m spending some time in Maui and took this photo of Lanai this morning. I did a similar shot a couple of years ago and found the spot I took it from to be nearly the same. Often times winds, wave action, and tropical storms move things around.
These falls are found at the end of the Pipiwai trail inside Haleakala National Park. They’re at the end of a 2 mile hike with a gently up slope. The water falls 400 feet and to get them all in you need a wide angle lens and be some distance away.
The Pipiwai Trail in the Haleakala National Park at Oheo Gulch has a section of dense Bamboo. The park has tried to make the hike a little easier by putting in steps seen here and walkways in many of the wet and muddy areas.