Beautiful Kalalau Valley, Kauai
Photograph by Matt Wade
The beautiful Kalalau Valley on the garden isle of Kauai is a show-stopper. Mixing reds of the iron-rich volcanic sand, greens of the lush tropical forest, and blues of the warm South Pacific ocean, Kalalau covers the full spectrum. Not to mention the amazing view of sheer cliffs reaching from 4,000 feet high into the waters below.
The unique weather patterns created by the valley means that it is often covered by clouds that come and go quickly as the wind blows through. Snapping a picture with Kalalau clear can take patience.
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