Hawaii the Big Island - Share Your Photos!

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  1. Junca
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    I'll kick off a thread with some photos from Hawaii. We had camera probs when we visited (inlcuding me dropping my camera on a beach - in salt water - within the first few days of the trip, as I was watching basking sea turtles...), but we still have a few to bring back nice memories.

    I've leave some of the glorious beauty to others and I'll present Mauna Kea Observatory (summit shown is nearly 14,000 ft). Went through a couple of layers of clouds on the way up. Love being above the clouds. Huge temperature drop and very windy. Awesome :)

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    Volcanoes National Park.

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    Volcanoes National Park, 2006

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    Black sand beach, 2006

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    Volcanoes National Park, Lava flow 2006

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    ..and of course, beware the invisible cows of Mauna Kea!

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    I have a bumper sticker with "Beware of Invisible Cows ... Mauna Kea Observatory". Not on my car, but up at work [​IMG] It's a conversation starter.
     
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    Pu'uhonoa O Honaunau aka City of Refuge is about an hour south of Kona. It is now a National Historic Park, but in ancient times it was a sacred place where those sentenced to death could seek refuge and forgiveness. It's not uncommon to see honu (turtles) napping on the beach as you walk along under the shade of coconut trees. These pictures are from my visit in 2008. For more information also check out: http://www.nps.gov/puho/index.htm
     
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    The flags in front of the welcome station at Vocanoes National Park. A lovely cloudless day!
     
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    On the trail to Mauna Loa:

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    Flying over Kilauea.
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    Turtle swimming at Kukio Bay
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    Overlooking Kilauea Iki
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    Kilauea at night
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    Dolphins in Kealekekua Bay (Captain Cook)
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    Humpback whale
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    Four Season Hualalai
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  20. Beautiful pictures. Hawaii is very beautiful place in the world.
     
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