Camping on the beach inHawaii one can delight in soft sands, ocean breezes, and unparalleled stargazing.
Only a few beaches in the islands still allow camping on the beach, but at least there are those few. On many beaches locals work around this by fishing on the beach throughout the night, which is allowed more often.
The Hawaii beach camping experience is engrained in many people from an early age. Ask around and you will be regaled with stories of kids catching a’ama in the night, shore casting in the dark, and rising with the morning sun to the surf.
A beautiful shot of a white-tip reef shark resting in an underwater cave off Makena on the south Maui coastline. read more
If you already think sea turtles are chill, this shot will help further convince you of their relaxed nature. It would be amazing to know what this Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is thinking. The expressive face, barely open eyes, wide spread fins, and positioning on the sea floor all seem to say, “Just chillin’. How you doin’?” read more
A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle flies by an underwater observer amidst corals and white sand as streams of light pour in from above in Maui’s near-shore ocean. read more
One of Maui’s “Sugar Cane Trains” ages in a field near Lahaina. This double decker bus once hauled visitors all around the island, particularly in the Lahaina area to and from the Sugar Cane Train park. read more
A school of white and purple/black Damsel fish hover around an outcrop of antler coral, one of their favorite places to find food and shelter, in the clear tropical waters of Maui. read more
The sun nears the horizon to set behind Lana’i and the Pacific ocean. Strategically pictured behind a Kiawe tree as it dips low, the sun ignites the sky into orange hues, filling the island of Maui with lingering warmth and signals of a clear evening to come. read more
An Undulated Moray Eel (Gymnothorax undulatus) peers out from its coral camouflage to watch for both predators and prey in a shallow Hawaii reef. There are many Moray Eel species found in Hawaii, where they are called “Puhi ao.” read more
On a calm day Ka’iahalulu, the red sand beach near Hana, Maui, two women wade into light blue waters to cool off from the warm Hawaiian sun as clothes hang in a nearby tree. read more
A school of blue-striped snapper in Hawaii swim together in a tight bunch as a solitary snapper swims in front of the group. read more
Three Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles circle round in an underwater dance serenaded by sunlight from above while a crowd of busy reef fish go about their business. read more
A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, called “honu,” floats serenely through the sandy shallows off the Maui coastline as light cascades down in streams from above painting a mosaic on the sea floor. read more