On a clear day one can see for miles along Hawaii’s Big Island Kona coast. In Hawaiian the word “kona” means the leeward side of the island–as opposed to the windward side–and is generally to the west.
Mauna Loa can be seen rising from the ocean in the distance with several bays between from the spot of this picture near Kealakekua Bay.
The whitish haze is a combination of humidity and the now familiar Big Island “vog.” The vog, or volcanic fog, is composed of ash, dust, and sulfer dioxide that originates from within the island and shoots thousands of feet into the atmosphere through vents in and around the Kilauea caldera.
This picture from the summit of Mauna Loa shows the observation station in the foreground and Mauna Kea in the background against clear blue skies. read more
The South Kona Coast shines through a frame of brush and trees from the hillside 1,000 feet above on Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
Virgin coastline is seen as it is created on Hawaii’s Big Island near the town of Kalapana. read more
Aside Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Isand, a single, black-on-black road disappears over a hill miles away in a study of perspective and horizon lines. read more
This misty landscape across the Big Island’s South Kohala district picturing the island’s two main volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, demonstrates Hawaii’s diversity and beauty. read more
Looking down the shoreline of Kailua-Kona, this photo captures a rainbow lighting up the early-evening sky like fireworks.
Framed by Mauna Loa (Long Mountain) in the background and a tropical palm surrounded by… read more