Hawaii

Where Polynesia Meets The USA. A Photographic Exploration of A Selection Of The Hawaiian Islands


The Duke Kahanamoku Status, Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. February 26, 2013

The 50th state located in the geographical centre of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is an archipelago of volcanic islands that is renowned worldwide as something of a tropical paradise. Part of the U.S. it may be but a unique blend of Polynesian & native Hawaiian mixed with big, bold & brash America make for an intoxicating mix that keeps tourists coming back year after year – while once reliant on the whaling & pineapple industries, today Hawaii’s economy is based almost entirely on a mixture of the U.S. military & tourism. Attracting some 7 million visitors a year, the Hawaii is known for its water sports, especially surfing, its food, its lush tropical landscape, its volcanic wonders, its palm-fringed beaches, & its resorts. Just being in Hawaii promotes a life-is-good vibe. Twice I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, sampling 3 of the islands in the process – Oahu, the Big Island & Maui. Here’s the pick of the pictures I captured on my second visit in February & March 2012 (I have very few images from my first visit back in 2003).

Note || Links to individual posts provide more photography & insights from the individual locations.

Dancers at Germaine's Luau, O'ahu, Hawaii. February 27th 2013.

Dancers at Germaine’s Luau, Oahu, Hawaii. February 27, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Germaine’s Luau, Hawaii ||

Road closed indeed. A single road sign is all that’s left of a road buried in lava on the south coast of The Big Island, Hawaii. March 1st 2013.

Road closed indeed. A single road sign is all that’s left of a road buried in lava on the south coast of The Big Island, Hawaii. March 1, 2013 || Originally featured in the post The Big Island of Hawaii – New Terra Firma ||

Walking the Desolation Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island of Hawai'i, USA. March 2nd 2013.

Walking the Desolation Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP), the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. March 2, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ||

Sunset silhouettes on the top of Mauna Kea, the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. March 3rd 2013.

Sunset silhouettes on the top of Mauna Kea, the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. March 3, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Mauna Kea, Hawaii ||

Surfers waiting for waves in Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March 4th 2013.

Surfers waiting for waves in Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March 4, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Maui, Hawaii – The Valley Isle ||

Oneloa (Big) Beach, Maui, Hawai'i, USA. March 5th 2013.

Oneloa (Big) Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March 5, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Maui, Hawaii – The Valley Isle ||

Valley Isle Excursions vans on a windy and picturesque section of their 'Road To Hana' tour on the Piilani Highway/Kalama Park Road in southern Maui, Hawaii, USA. March 7th 2103.

Valley Isle Excursions vans on a windy and picturesque section of their ‘Road To Hana’ tour on the Piilani Highway/Kalama Park Road in southern Maui, Hawaii, USA. March 7, 2103 || Originally featured in the post The Road To Hana, Maui, Hawaii ||

Saluting fallen comrades at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 10th 2013.

Saluting fallen comrades at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 10, 2013 || Originally featured in the post USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor ||

A lifeguard hut on the beach at Ehukai Beach Park, Pupukea, North Shore, O'ahu, Hawai’i. March 10th 2013.

A lifeguard hut on the beach at Ehukai Beach Park, Pupukea, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. March 10, 2013 || Originally featured in the post North Shore, Oahu ||

Waikiki Beach as seen from the summit of Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 11th 2013.

Waikiki Beach as seen from the summit of Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 11, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Diamond Head, Oahu ||

Paddle ball on Waikiki Beach with the Waikiki landmark of Diamond Head in the distance. Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 9th 2013.

Paddle ball on Waikiki Beach with the Waikiki landmark of Diamond Head in the distance. Oahu, Hawaii, USA. March 9, 2013 || Originally featured in the post Waikiki Beach, Oahu ||

Hawaii Highlights Location Map

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