Honokowai Beach, Maui
Sand and sculpted rock line the beach at Honokowai Beach County Park on Maui. The island of Moloka'i can be seen in the distance.(Honoapiilani Highway in Honokowai, Maui, HI).
Banyan Tree Roots in Lahaina, Maui
The Banyan Tree at Courthouse Square in Lahaina, Maui is the largest Banyan tree in Hawaii. Planted in 1873 by Maui Sheriff William O. Smith, it is more than 50 feet tall, has twelve major trunks, and shades two-thirds of an acre.
Ki or Ti, Kula Botanical Garden, Maui
Ki or Ti leaves had many uses: headache remedy, wrap for cooking food, decorative clothing such as skirts and capes, roofing, sandals, and to ward off evil spirits. Kula Botanical Garden lies on the lower slopes of Haleakala (Kekaulike Avenue in Kula, Maui, HI).
Kula Botanical Garden
Kula Botanical Garden, elevation 3300 feet,is located on the slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui.
Sunset at Pu'u'ula'ula Summit and Haleakala Observatories, elevation 10,023 feet, in Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Above and below the clouds at sunrise on Pu'u'ula'ula Summit, elevation 10,023 feet, in Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Ka Lu'u o ka 'O'o Cinder Cone, Haleakala NP
Ka Lu'u o ka 'O'o, the only cinder cone in the park that has a trail to its rim, lies along the summit rift zone as viewed from Kalahaku Overlook in Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Kama'oli'i and Pu'u o Pele (The Chiefly Stones and Hill of Pele)
Kama'oli'i (The Chiefly Stones) and Pu'u o Pele (The Hill of Pele) are cinder cones along the summit rift zone viewed from Kalahaku Overlook in Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Painted Bark Eucalyptus Trees
Large Painted Bark Eucalyptus trees are located at mile marker six of the Hana Highway on Maui.
Waikamoi Nature Trail
The Waikamoi Nature Trail is in the Koolau Forest Reserve near mile marker 9 of the Hana Highway on Maui.
Lava Arches, Wainapanapa State Park
Lava arches jut from a black sand beach into Pailoa Bay in Waianapanapa State Park along the Hana Highway on Maui.
The sacred pools empty into the ocean at Oheo Gulch in the Kipahulu Section of Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Green Wall on Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala NP
The Pipiwai Trail at Oheo Gulch leads to a view of this green wall and the falls at Makahiku Overlook in the Kipahulu Section of Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Mauna Kea Sunset II
Sunset at the observatories on the summit of Mauna Kea, the Big Island (Hawai'i). (Mauna Kea Summit Adventures Tour)
Pu'u 'O'o Crater, Hawaii
Pu'u 'O'o is an active cinder and spatter cone volcano, viewed from Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour of Big Island volcanoes and waterfalls.
Ki'i, Guardians of the Pu'uhonua
The two Ki'i are wooden images guarding the pu'uhonua, a scared place of refuge for defeated warriors, noncombatants in time of war, and those who violated kapu. The pu'uhonua was only accessible by sea since it was forbidden to cross the Great Wall in to the royal chiefs compound surrounding it. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii.
'Akulikuli and Palm Tree Stump, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
A palm tree stump is surrounded by 'Akulikuli (Sea Purslane) in Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park along the Kona Coast, Hawai'i.
The Great Wall, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park
The Great Wall separates the ali'i, the royal chiefs and their compound, from the pu'uhonua, the place of refuge for defeated warriors, noncombatants in time of war, and those who violated kapu, the scared laws. The wall was built around 1550 and is ten feet high and seventeen feet thick. The stones were stacked so tightly that no mortar was needed. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park along the Kona Coast, Hawai'i.
Heleipalala Fish Ponds, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Heleipalala Fish Ponds are spring water and saltwater ponds that held fish to be eaten by the ali'i. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is located along the Kona Coast, Hawai'i.
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park
Although it is rocky and can be dangerous to swim, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park is one of the most beautiful black sand beaches in Hawai'i. There is a large amount of underground fresh water flowing into the beach area. Legends tell of ancient Hawaiians diving underwater with jugs to get the fresh water. (Punalu'u, Hawai'i)
Pu'u Pua'i Vent, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Cinder and spatter cone, Pu'u Pua'i, erupted from the reddish-brown cavity at its base in 1959 with lava gushing 1900 feet high. Find the people in the image to get a perspective of the size of the vent and the dome. Viewed from Kilauea Iki Trail, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park..
Life Emerges in Kilauea Iki
The Kilauea Iki Trail in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is a four mile loop that descends through rain forest to the frozen, but still-steaming crater floor of Kilauea Iki.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden II
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a non-profit tropical jungle preserve founded by Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse in 1978. They spent six years creating the trails through almost impenetrable tropical jungle which lead to beautiful Onomea Bay on Hawai'i.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
All images are Copyright © S. William Bishop