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Landscapes of Hawaii

In December of 2012 I was finally able to check off a major item on my photographic bucket list when my wife and I embarked on a week long trip to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. While a week was hardly enough to even fully explore one island, it was all we had so we made the best of it. Kauai is the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain and also the wettest...especially during the rainy winter months. This weather pattern made for an interesting week. High winds, high surfs, downpours followed by clearings and a plethora of rainbows. One thing for sure, the conditions weren't boring!

Undoubtably, the highlight of the trip was a doors off helicopter tour we took of the island. For someone who's hardly fond of heights, this trip was exhilirating to say the least...especially given the afore-mentioned weather conditions. By the time we landed, we were queasy, windblown and wet. But I had a memory card full of photos and still managed to be smiling from ear to ear.

This gallery is currently a work in progress so feel free to check back as I add new work. Enjoy!
Paradise Found
Paradise Found
Kalalau Valley Rainbow
Kalalau Valley Rainbow
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Na Pali Sunset
Na Pali Sunset
Palm Sunrise
Palm Sunrise
Ke'e Beach (aerial view)
Ke'e Beach (aerial view)
The Spouting Horn
The Spouting Horn
Turbulent Seas
Turbulent Seas
Hawaiian Rush Hour
Hawaiian Rush Hour
Rainbow Over Kawailoa Bay
Rainbow Over Kawailoa Bay
Jurassic Falls (aerial view)
Jurassic Falls (aerial view)
Kalalau Beach and the Rugged Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
Kalalau Beach and the Rugged Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
Lumahai Beach
Lumahai Beach
Roaming Reef Fish
Roaming Reef Fish
Honopo Beach along the Na Pali Coast (aerial view) - Kauai, Hawaii
Honopo Beach along the Na Pali Coast (aerial view) - Kauai, Hawaii
Tunnel Of Trees
Tunnel Of Trees
Tree Bark Closeup
Tree Bark Closeup
Nene Goose
Nene Goose
Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilauea Lighthouse
Rainbow on the Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
Rainbow on the Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
Chickens Gone Wild
Chickens Gone Wild
Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Kauai Waterfalls (aerial view)
Kauai Waterfalls (aerial view)
The Great Snorkeler
The Great Snorkeler
More Reef Dwelling Fish
More Reef Dwelling Fish
Orangespine Surgeonfish
Orangespine Surgeonfish
Raccoon Butterflyfish
Raccoon Butterflyfish
Poipu Beach
Poipu Beach
Into the Deluge (aerial view)
Into the Deluge (aerial view)
Golden Sunset
Golden Sunset
Shipwreck Sunset
Shipwreck Sunset
Pacific Rainbow
Pacific Rainbow
Waimea Canyon (aerial view)
Waimea Canyon (aerial view)
The Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
The Na Pali Coast (aerial view)
Waimea Canyon Aerial
Waimea Canyon Aerial
Sunset Glow Over The Na Pali Coast
Sunset Glow Over The Na Pali Coast
Sweeping Rainbow Over Kalalau Valley
Sweeping Rainbow Over Kalalau Valley