Onomea Bay on Hawaii’s northeastern shore shines brightly under uncommonly clear skies. Found near Hilo, this spot gets annual rainfall over 120 inches.
In earlier Hawaiian times, Onomea Bay was a fishing village. Later the bay became a shipping port and a sugar cane mill. Today it is privately owned by the founders of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens.
Erosion and the Alakahi stream have shaped Onomea into the beautiful place it is today with a carved shoreline and twin rocks in the middle.
A Red Torch Ginger, also known as Porcelain Rose or ‘Awapuhi in Hawaii, stands tall in the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. read more
A hibiscus flower identified as “Blue Bayou” perks up in full bloom at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island of Hawaii. read more
This brilliant spirally-arranged waxy ginger was photographed in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. read more
Beautiful pinks and purples cascade from the sky creating a dizzying blur of colors, as the branches of a Rose Grape Tree bob up and down like fish eggs on so many hooks, waiting to catch passersby attention. read more
This stunning waxy flower was photographed at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden north of Hilo. read more