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Long walk back

Long walk back

Puu Mahana Beach (Green Sand beach) is the spectacular erosion product of a volcanic cinder cone near South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. It can be reached by a 1-hour hike through beautiful scenics (take plenty of water!). The unusual tone of the green sand is due to the large proportion of semi-precious stone olivine polished crystals, which are left behind during the breakdown of lava. Crystals of olivine form in abundance during the cooling of hot lava. Because they are much harder than the lava matrix, they tend to accumulate near areas of lava erosion.

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Eric Niu15-Jan-2009 02:24
oh,Yves ,i'd say 这就是梦开始的地方(chinese).
Mikael Larsen26-Jun-2008 08:15
The light on this beautifully composed scene is so wonderful. v.
Guest 06-Nov-2007 01:05
Beautiful colors.....i want to keep walking on over the crest.
Janet Forjan-Freedman12-Oct-2007 19:58
Wonderful capture with beautiful colour tones and good DOF!
Guest 11-Oct-2007 01:29
Very nice! Looks like a beautiful road to be on.
Guest 13-Feb-2007 23:45
This one is my winner!
The mood is awesome; the composition is great and the tonality is just perfect.
Brett Hochkins14-Nov-2006 14:32
Jennifer 10-Oct-2006 00:41
Beautiful pictures.
Can you tell me how to get to Puu Mahana Beach? My huband and I were there last week & still couldn't find with with gps. Next time we visit, I would love to see the green sand.