Hawaii - The Big Island

Madame Pele Glows
Madame Pele Glows

September 12, 2016 - Zooming in on the largest lava flow breach to capture an image just as the plume of steam clears. Madame Pele, Hawaii's Goddess of Fire is putting on an amazing show for her visitors. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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New Black Beach
New Black Beach

September 12, 2016 - Lava continues to flow into the ocean from the Pu'u O'o vent and creates new black sand beaches as the lava cools and is pulverized by the ocean. Available Sizes: 40" x 40"; 30" x 30"; 24" x 24"; 18" x 18" Limited Edition - 75

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Fires of Creation
Fires of Creation

September 12, 2016 - Several breaches in the cooling lava flow reach the shore and are immediately meet with ocean waters creating continuous plumes of steam and gases. This ongoing process is continuously adding land mass to the island. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Sea of Fire
Sea of Fire

September 12, 2016 - As day moves into night, the lava flows even brighter under the darker skies creating a surreal atmosphere. Words can not describe the your feelings as you watch land being created. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Halema‘uma‘u Crater Lava_Lake
Halema‘uma‘u Crater Lava_Lake

September 11, 2016 - The lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater inside the Kilauea Caldera was at yearly high and provided a beautiful light show in the pre-dawn hours. I watched as the three pools of fire (in this image) danced for several minutes eventually merging into one large pool of fire. Available Sizes: 30" x 60"; 24" x 48"; 18" x 36"; 12" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Waipi'o Valley
Waipi'o Valley

September 18, 2016 - The clearest view of Waipi'o Valley can be had from the trail down to the valley. While this trail (actually a road) is quite steep (over 20% grade), it is worth the effort to explore this beautiful valley. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 50

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Waipi'o Valley River
Waipi'o Valley River

September 18, 2016 - The lucious green hills are a clear indication this area receives ample rainfall and the topography looking into the valley and canyons convey this rainfall into a river that outlets into the Pacific Ocean. Look closely in the middle left to see a waterfall at the top of the mountain. Available Sizes: 40" x 40"; 30" x 30"; 24" x 24"; 18" x 18" Limited Edition - 50

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Waipi'o Valley Coast
Waipi'o Valley Coast

September 18, 2016 - While the Southern part of the island continues to grow, some of the Northern areas are showing signs of erosion. Such is the case with Waipi'o Valley. As beautiful as this valley is from the top, it can be even more stunning from the beach below. This image was taken from the overlook. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 50

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Pololu Valley and Coast
Pololu Valley and Coast

September 18, 2016 - While Waipi'o Valley is the Southern most valley on this coast, Pololu Valley is the Northern most valley being created by erosion over thousands of years. Could we be witnessing the early stages of the next Napali Coast (Kauai)? Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Paradise (Hapuna Beach)
Paradise (Hapuna Beach)

September 20, 2016 - Always listed as one of the best beaches in the world; Hapuna Beach shows us why this morning. Usually crowded (especially on weekends) a dawn arrival provides a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere with just a few locals to share the moment with. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Papakolea (Green Sand Beach)
Papakolea (Green Sand Beach)

September 9, 2016 - The Amazing Green Sand Beach on the big island of Hawaii. Great colors and cliff formations, and a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy. A must see destination! Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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Akaka Falls
Akaka Falls

September 14, 2016 - Who doesn't love a waterfall. The picturesque Akaka Falls, largest falls in terms of free fall (420 feet) on the Big Island. Advantage of seeing these falls in the mid-morning hours is the sunlight hits the falls and can create rainbows at the bottom as has occurred in this image. Available Sizes: 60" x 40"; 48" x 32"; 36" x 24"; 24" x 16" Limited Edition - 75

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Basking in the Surf?
Basking in the Surf?

September 16, 2016 - The Green Sea Turtles (Honu) can be seen in the ocean and several beaches on the island. They come ashore to warm themselves on the black sand beaches. While photographing this sea turtle laying on the shore, a larger wave broke on top of him and scattered rocks all around. Made for a very cool picture and the only shot I captured as the wave enveloped this sea turtle. Available Sizes: 40" x 60"; 32" x 48"; 24" x 36"; 16" x 24" Limited Edition - 75

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